Everyone has friends who spent an absolute fortune on their honeymoon. Bali, exploring the US, hiking up Machu Picchu - the list of fantastical destinations to which you could head with your loved one is endless.
It’s also very expensive. And, after what may have been a rather expensive wedding, you may be wondering how you can afford the honeymoon at all.
Good news: you don’t have to spend loads on your honeymoon. Here are a few ideas for cheap honeymoons that you probably haven’t thought of.
Go back to the place you first met
Unless you happen to have met somewhere that costs a packet to get to or experience again, there’s nothing wrong with revisiting where it all began.
Even if it was during a night out in a random pub somewhere, going back to that place you first laid eyes on each other is a great way to celebrate what followed.
Book a staycation
There are so many wonderful places to explore in the UK, which means you don’t have to head abroad to some far-flung destination just to celebrate your marriage.
So, why not instead look to coastal areas of the UK, or select one of the many major, attractive cities for your honeymoon? You’ll find some great prices on hotels, and for local attractions, that’ll help you save cash, big time.
Spend an entire week doing stuff you want to do - at home
A honeymoon at home might sound incredibly lacklustre, but if you’ve got a long list of things you’ve wanted to do but haven’t been able to, due to work commitments for example, why not spend your honeymoon investing in your home and yourselves?
For instance, it might be nothing more than spending a week renovating a room or doing up the garden. For some couples, this is the idea of celebrating living together and being wed, so it’s not as odd as it sounds.
Book a last minute escape
Last minute holidays are still available in plentiful supply, which is why it’s a great idea to look for them for your honeymoon.
The other option is to book and plan well in advance, but you’ll often pay more for the privilege of doing so - particularly when the ‘h’ word is mentioned!
Break up your honeymoon into several shorter getaways
One of the best ways to reduce the cost of your honeymoon is to spread the cost by drawing it out for longer.
This has two benefits. Firstly, you’ll remove the need to pay a huge lump sum up front to celebrate your marriage. Secondly, it’ll enable you to enjoy the honeymoon for longer by booking lower-cost getaways over the course of a year or two.
The best news about the cheap honeymoon ideas above is that they’re still capable of delivering the most memorable time possible.
The most important thing is that you do something that is right for you both. It is, after all, your honeymoon - no one else’s!