Planning a honeymoon on a budget is sometimes a necessity, especially for many young couples. They keys to a great, inexpensive honeymoon are creativity and flexibility. Below are three ideas for making your honeymoon more wallet-friendly.
Bed and Breakfast
With a bed and breakfast, not only can you find a nice little romantic hideaway, you also can save a little money–and breakfast is included. There are many high-end bed and breakfasts across the United States, but for a honeymoon you want a quaint place that suites your tastes. Customers of the historic Waverley Inn in Nova Scotia, have included Oscar Wilde and George Vanderbilt. The inn features antique furnishings, original oil paintings and Victorian four-poster beds. Rooms, including breakfast, were a mere $124 a night in 2009.
If glitz is a little more your thing, stay on the outskirts of Las Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada, where glitz, glamor, peace and quiet are all part of the experience. The Boulder Dam Hotel has 20 quaint guest rooms in the heart of the city. Rooms charges started at $69 in 2009.
One reason honeymoon expenses are so high is the extra cost of food, drinks and activities. An all-inclusive honeymoon includes your hotel room, food, drinks, non-motorized sports and sometimes excursions. To save more, travel in the off-season and look for deals. Great deals can be found online at AllinclusiveDeals.com. An all-inclusive rate in a junior suite at the Pueblo Bonito Rose All Suites resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas was only $379.99 in 2009, including airfare from Los Angeles.
If you have family members who own a timeshare, let them know you are having a hard time finding an inexpensive resort and maybe they will offer their place as a wedding gift. Or check out VacationTimeshareRentals.com. After clicking on “timeshare rentals,” scroll the list of cities to find one that works for you. A weekly rental in Palm Springs at the Plaza Resort and Spa was $700 in 2009; the Wyndham San Diego was $500.