Ideas for the Perfect Honeymoon on a Tight Budget

Ideas for the perfect honeymoon on a tight budget

You’ve made it down the aisle, and the hype and excitement of your wedding day is over. After months of preparation, you and your brand new husband or wife are ready to take off the fancy clothes, ditch the family and spend a week somewhere quiet and peaceful where you never have to talk about flower arrangements or matching accessories again.

But after blowing your budget on a fabulous wedding, how do you give yourselves the honeymoon you deserve without breaking the bank? Here are a few ideas for the ultimate post-wedding holiday on a budget.

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Do something you both enjoy

There’s a myth that your honeymoon has to be a lavish affair, complete with daily couple’s massages and extravagant poolside spa treatments – and while everyone loves a bit of luxury, it’s easy for things to get out of control when it comes to vacation spending. So the perfect honeymoon is really about finding something that you and your partner both enjoy.

It could be hiking in the Rockies or visiting friends in a new city if you want to keep it local, or exploring ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico for something a little more exotic. By being honest about what you both want from a honeymoon, you’re sure to find a vacation that you’re both excited about.
It’s the little things

A honeymoon doesn’t have to be about luxury hotels and big extravagant gesture of love (you already had one of those – it’s called a wedding). Do nice things for your new husband or wife: order room service in bed, take them out to dinner at the best restaurant in town, or buy them a little souvenir of your trip.

A honeymoon – like a marriage – is all about doing little things that make a big difference.

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Take the road less traveled

It’s often easier to find good deals on vacation places that are either off the beaten track or in an off-peak period. For example, Oahu is less expensive than Hawaii, and you can get a good deal if you go during off season.

In the Caribbean, it’s easy to get a good deal on vacation packages in Aruba and the Caribbean. Do your research and planning and check online travel sites and advice forums to get the best deals.

Remember, the most important part of the honeymoon – and the whole wedding experience – is to celebrate your love for one another and enjoy the beginning of your married life. Years from now, you won’t remember the resort or the beach or the mountains as much as you will remember what it felt like to be newly married to someone you love.

There are many people around the world who’ve gotten married thanks to the eHarmony website. By matching you with singles who are compatible with your lifestyle, it means you will only see people you are likely to get on with.

If you’re one of those Saskatoon singles looking for someone truly compatible, head online today – and who knows? You could be booking your own honeymoon very soon.

Friends’ Houses

I appreciate the guest post, Lindsay Valdez

I love home schooling my kids, but it is really getting challenging now that they are on such different levels. My oldest child is really reading now and getting into more difficult math that he seems to need my help with more. I struggle with meeting both of their needs all of the time. I just went to www.CableTelevision.net to sign up. I think it will help to be able to turn a show on for the little kids, while I work with my oldest and get him going really well on his work. Then I will be able to fully focus on the little kids while he is working away. I have heard that they have some really educational shows on TV now too. I know my little kids will love that because every time we go to a friends house that has TV, they are just glued to the TV and don’t even play with their friends. Maybe now if we have it at home they will be more used to it and not be so antisocial when we go over to friends’ houses!

Bridesmaids

Guest post from: Winston Stewart

My friends and I enjoy getting together and often take turns trying to outdo each other with the most outlandish party themes. The best one so far has been the bridesmaids party. My friend kate had the idea and we had a blast. When the movie Bridesmaids came out on her directstartv.com, she set the plan in motion. All the ladies and fellas were instructed to dress up in the ladies old bridesmaid dresses to come over and view the movie. Although many of us had already seen the movie in the theater, it was definitely funny enough to watch again. Not to mention the hilarity of seeing everyone in their fabulous fashions. After the movie we had a fashion show where everyone got an opportunity to strut their stuff on a homemade catwalk. Prizes were given for the ugliest dress as well as the most ill-fitting. You can imagine who that went to—one of the bigger men stuffed into his much smaller wife’s cotton candy pink taffeta!

First home

Post contributed by Hilton Miranda

I am finally a homeowner! I can’t express in words how exciting this is for me. I have always wanted to own my own place and now I finally do. I could not have done it without the help of my big sister. Let me be a little more specific: my big sister in the sorority. She has done so much for me. I don’t even know where to begin. She flew up and helped me with everything. She helped me find a great mortgage company. She interviewed different Richmond home security companies. She even made me a cheat sheet about homeownership. She did so much and I will be forever grateful. There were times in college when I wondered if sorority life was for me. Then I look back at all the fun and friends I made through the sorority and realize it was the best decision of my life. There have been a lot of times when I have felt lost, but one of my sorority friends was always there to comfort me. I am one lucky girl!

Taking the grandkids caroling

Guest post written by Maya Higgins

When my kids were younger, we used to always take them caroling around the neighborhood a week or so before Christmas. Well, my grandkids heard me talking about that last year when they were staying with me for Christmas and they insisted on me taking them caroling this year. I’m going to fulfill that promise and have been getting them to practice with me a little bit when they’re over at my house.

They’re only 5 and 7, so they’re young and cute enough to pull it off, even if they don’t know all of the words. But they’re serious about this, so I’ve been printing off lyrics for them to study. While I was doing that last week, I ran across some info on miracle ear hearing aids and decided to go and get a hearing test and get fitted for them.

The kids caroling is going really well so far and I think that everyoneÕs going to love it when they come around caroling in my neighborhood. Who doesnÕt love some cute kids singing carols?