For many couples planning a wedding requires so much time, energy and money that thinking of planning a honeymoon too doesn’t feel right. But trust me on this one, after all that planning and organising a much deserved holiday is the fresh start that your mind and body need, and also the best way to jump with the best attitude to your new married life. So in order to make your life easier, here are some honeymoon hacks that will save you money.
Airfare prices fluctuate seasonally, research shows that booking your flights at the right time can either save you 15% or cost you up to 30% more. In fact, 75% of Australians miss out on the best international flight deals. The same scenario applies to the hotel too, the sooner you book it, the better deal you will get.
Starting your honeymoon planning at the same time as your wedding is the best way to take advantage of better deals.
First things first, how much can you spend on your honeymoon? Once that you set your budget you can start your Pinterest board with all those dreamy honeymoon destinations that you can actually afford without declaring bankruptcy.
According to the Australian wedding industry report 2019, the average cost of a wedding in Australia is $32,333 and the average cost of a honeymoon $7,307 which means that couples are spending around 22.5% of the total cost of their wedding on their honeymoon. Obviously, setting this number up depends on you and your soon-to-be wife or husband.
Choose your destination
Now that you know how much can you spend, it’s time to choose your destination! Whether you start a honeymoon Pinterest board, a file on your computer or just a list on a notebook, start your research with estimated prices and activities to do.
This is a great way to make a decision with your partner, cause let’s face it, sometimes the love of your life has different travelling goals and priorities, so trying to decide a place where both can be happy and relaxed is a must.
I know usually booking holidays is a DIY activity, but in this case, getting someone to book this trip for you could be your best option: a) Less planning b) Tavel agents have better deals on hotels and airfares.
Don’t forget that your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience, so let the experts do it for you! While saving on stress and money.
Plan and book your activities
Some couples like travelling with a ‘go with the flow’ kind of attitude, but for this trip, if you are trying to stick to a budget or save money on costs, planning and booking in advance should be your way to go.
Start doing research on the activities and excursions to do in your chosen destination, so you can include them in your budget, sometimes you can find better deals if you book those activities when it’s a low travelling season or maybe your travel agent can help you with that too.