Some great tips by Jen Kincad from the Allstate Blog
Planning a cost-effective honeymoon can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re also focused on creating a dream wedding. But with the right strategy, it can be done. Here are some tips to help you book a memorable getaway — without putting a major strain on your financial future.
1. Add a ‘Honeyfund’ to Your Registry
Honeyfunds, or honeymoon registries, may help take some of the financial burden off your honeymoon. They allow your guests to contribute toward the cost of things on your trip like meals and activities rather than buy you a physical gift. Adding honeymoon experiences to a wedding registry can be another option for couples who already own many of the items traditionally given as wedding gifts, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine notes.
2. Use Your Airline Reward Miles
If you or your partner have a stash of airline reward miles (perhaps on a credit card you’ve used to help pay for wedding expenses), your honeymoon may be a perfect time to cash them in, especially if you’re hoping to travel to a faraway destination. But they aren’t just for plane tickets: According to The Knot, airline miles can be used for other expenses from seating upgrades to hotel rooms and car rentals, so you can choose how to redeem them to help make your dream trip a budget-friendly reality.
3. Consider Getting Help From a Travel Agent
Travel agents’ business volume often gives them access to better deals on travel packages than you’d be able to get on your own, The Knot says. Plus, because it’s their full-time job, they will typically have good insight into sales and special rates. They’ll also likely have more experience organizing all the details that go into a trip, which can help take pressure off you and your partner.