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Top tips for planning a honeymoon on a budget

Planning a honeymoon is the opportunity of a lifetime, and you want to make this the holiday of your dreams, but what you don’t want is a financial burden to face on your return. Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can ensure that you’re making the most of your money when you’re considering your first trip as a married couple:

First of all, don’t feel you have to set your sights sky high. The honeymoon doesn’t have to sound impressive and glitzy to the rest of the world, fit for a celebrity couple. This is about enjoying time together doing the very thing you and your partner love to do.

Remember the honeymoon when you’re weighing up how much you can afford to spend on the wedding. With separate budgets you might find you’re using up more budget on things that aren’t really that important for the wedding day, when you could be keeping some back to spend on your time away. Do you really need the top quality invitations or could you be saving that for a special dinner together?

Think about off season travelling. Even if your wedding is in the Summer, you could wait until the autumn months to take off and celebrate as this could mean that you can travel to the destination of your dreams within budget. Or why not plan for an autumnal wedding and save all round? Wellingtons on, wedding umbrellas at the ready, bring a scarf and some gloves, and go out and create some beautiful memories!

Holidaying in Britain is a definite option. The fuss and bother of taking a plane or ferry trip, and organising connections and currency - all that could be avoided, an it doesn’t have to be a poor substitute. Get imaginative, and remember that here on the doorstep we have a wide variety of landscapes - from the sun and sea of Cornwall to the wild and romantic expanses of the Scottish Highlands.

Getting the budget right is a stress-relieving approach to honeymoon planning. Just focus on the important things in life, and enjoy the quality time you get to spend together, as well as remembering the little things in life that make us smile; many of those, as we know, are free!

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