Your wedding may be the happiest day of your life, but the months leading up to it are full of stress.
There are pushy parents you have to appease. Then taking time off work to meet with vendors, which is always followed by an argument with your partner about the budget.
By the time the day comes and goes, you’ll need a vacation. But how do you find the money for it after spending so much on the wedding?
Getting married is not cheap, and the honeymoon can be even more expensive. If you don’t know how to pay for it, check out this quick guide.
Use Your Credit Cards to the Fullest
Keep this tip in mind well before you start planning the honeymoon.
Apply for a travel points credit card. As you plan the wedding, put all your deposits on the credit card, even if you have the cash for it.
If all your purchases are made on the card you’ll start racking up points fast. Pay the credit card off with the money put aside for the wedding as you go. By the time you start booking honeymoon hotels and flights you could have tens of thousands of points!
Try a Honeymoon Registry
These days, people are getting married later in life than ever before. At this point, you probably have all the appliances and flatware you need. Doing a traditional registry at a department store will just fill up your home with unnecessary stuff.
Instead of having your friends and family pay for gravy boats you’ll never use, have them buy you a honeymoon! You can easily set up a honeymoon registry on this website. Then, on your invitation you can direct people to the link.
On the registry, you can list the things you need to be funded. Loved ones can choose to pay for a flight, one night in a hotel, a snorkeling trip, and more.
With a honeymoon registry, your trip will be paid for in no time!
Travel on the Off-Season
To cut corners on your honeymoon, you could consider traveling off-season to your destination. Sure, in some places “off-season” is synonymous with “tsunami season.”
But with other locations it’s not so dire. For example, traveling to a ski destination during the summer. It will be just as beautiful, but you’ll end up paying hundreds less on flights and hotels.
Have a Mini-Moon First
One popular option today is to go on a “mini-moon” right after the wedding. You take a long weekend somewhere nearby and enjoy your first days as newlyweds.
Then, after you’ve financially recovered a bit from the cost of the wedding, you can go on a big honeymoon. This way, you get two honeymoons instead of one!
How to Pay for the Honeymoon: The Takeaway
You’ll need the honeymoon to relax after all that wedding planning. Though it’s two big expenses coming up back to back, you can find a way to pay for it. If you don’t, you’ll always regret missing out on those memories.
Looking for the perfect honeymoon destination? Italy is full of romance! Check out this article to learn more.