14/07/2024

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Top 3 Ways Wedding Couples Can Save Money on Honeymoon Travel

Top 3 Ways Wedding Couples Can Save Money on Honeymoon Travel

According to statistics, approximately 2.4 million couples in the U.S. get married each year. Of those 2.4 million, 99{1254b3136e363a8ad620d2dc6a61e979d0604e6ce206fde0b5709e016f906ac4} of wedding couples take a honeymoon. Generally speaking couples tend to spend upwards of $5,000 on their honeymoon. With the advent of the internet and travel sites couples are becoming more and more savvy and are looking for ways to cut down cost on their honeymoon travel.

In this article I will share with you the top three ways wedding couples can save money on their honeymoon travel plans.

1. Book your honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort.
There are several highly-recommended all-inclusive resorts along the Caribbean and in Mexico. Many of these resorts cater to honeymooners. For example, at some resorts, you can get married free of charge if you book your honeymoon at their resort. Another great reason to choose an all-inclusive resort for your honeymoon destination is because the cost of your food, beverage, and entertainment is all included in the price at all-inclusive resorts. You’ll find that while most of these resorts offer the privacy of a couples-only atmosphere, others are family-friendly which is suitable for couples having destination weddings.

2. Have a cruise ship wedding.
According to a recent story by NYTimes.com, the numbers of cruise ship weddings are up a whopping 60{1254b3136e363a8ad620d2dc6a61e979d0604e6ce206fde0b5709e016f906ac4} in the last decade. So why are cruise ship weddings becoming the new trend? Because couples are realizing they can save lots of money by getting married on board a cruise. Let’s think about it. The average wedding at a chapel or church can run a couple an average of $20,000 when you include everything. On a cruise, your food, entertainment, and honeymoon are included. There are many different package deals for cruise ship weddings. You can choose to have the ceremony in the home port of the ship, or anyplace else that the ship docks. Or if you prefer to get married aboard the ship, cruise ships have small chapels within them in which you can hold the ceremony. Plus, a wedding planner is available on most cruises to help make your event a success. The price of cruise ship weddings varies, but one thing is for sure, it beats spending $20,000 for one day of matrimonial bliss.

3. Use a honeymoon registry.
A honeymoon registry is just like any other gift registry except it allows your friends and family to purchase portions of the couple’s honeymoon as a wedding gift. For example, a couple may put want a couples massage or a bottle of champagne. This can be requested on their honeymoon registry. Some honeymoon registries even allow you to use the money to use towards your honeymoon trip! The benefits to the wedding couple is that they are less likely to receive gifts they don’t want or need, and the benefits to the gift giver is they know exactly what the couple wants. Furthermore, honeymoon registries are easy to set up and use and can be set up online within just a few minutes.

Wedding couples have enough things to worry about; the expense of honeymoon travel should not be one of them. Wedding couples really can save money on their honeymoon travel. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box.