Budgeting for your Honeymoon
We're all dreaming of the day we can travel again. And for many people their honeymoons are the holiday of a lifetime. So we spoke to Travel Counsellor Katharine Totoni to get top tips on how to get the most out of your budget.
For many couples their Honeymoon is a once in a life-time holiday and a chance to do something totally unforgettable and special. Whether your dream honeymoon is escaping to a tropical island, whisking yourselves off for a romantic city break or exploring the world with a once in a life time adventure, budgeting for your honeymoon will mean you have a greater chance of creating the honeymoon of your dreams. So here are some of my practical budgeting tips to help you get started on a stress-free honeymoon planning journey…
Planning a wedding is an expensive time so deciding how much you want to spend on your honeymoon when you have so many other expenses can be quite challenging especially as there are so many possibilities and options out there. There’s lots of factors that will determine how much your honeymoon will cost from the time of year you travel, the destination, the duration and the type of accommodation and activities you choose to do.
Try and not let your budget be barrier to you having your dream honeymoon. You’ll be amazed how, with the right planning, you’ll be able to have the unforgettable experience you’ve always dreamed of. If you still need time to save up maybe consider a mini-moon, booking a luxurious and sophisticated long weekend either here in the UK or in one of the stunning destinations that Europe has to offer.
If you want to honeymoon in style avoid peak times, school holidays and other national holidays and events when you’re also more likely to achieve a saving that’s worth having. You might even get free room upgrades and other complimentary extras that will give your honeymoon that extra special touch.
Offering a Gift Registry Service to your wedding guests is another great way to increase your budget and help you have the honeymoon you’ve always wanted. It’s certainly a great way for your guests to contribute to the most memorable gift you will ever receive! Alternatively, why not consider adding travel vouchers to your wedding gift list which you can then always put towards your honeymoon at a later date.
Another way to help you get the most from your budget is to book a luxury all-inclusive resort that offers honeymoon packages. Couples will receive luxurious extras like champagne on arrival, flowers and fruit in the room, spa treatments and even private dining on the beach all included in the price of the stay. Some of my most loved resorts offering fantastic honeymoon packages include the sophisticated Secrets Spa & Resorts, the luxurious and boutique Zoetry Resorts and of course the well renowned and award-winning Sandals Resorts.
Finally, planning well ahead can save you a fortune and I always recommend the earlier the better. Many resorts and hotels are already offering bookings for 2022 and there are some fantastic savings to be had right now which will mean you will have more to put towards all those other important wedding expenses. If you’re relying on last minute deals to save money this can often be a risky strategy, the best resorts and hotels get booked up well in advance so this can often lead to disappointment and then having to settle for alternative hotel or destination. I would always recommend booking your Honeymoon at least 12 months in advance.
So are you ready to start planning your honeymoon?
Whether it’s to receive some inspiration or just some free advice please do feel free to get in touch with me and I will of course be delighted to help you.
Katharine Totoni is an Independent Travel Consultant specialising in luxury, tailor-made holidays and honeymoons. Travel Counsellors is an award winning, leading UK Travel Business and partners with world leading hotels, resorts and airlines to offer bespoke, tailor-made 100% financially protected holidays.