You've set a budget, brainstormed honeymoon hot spots, and are on your way to sealing the deal on the vacation of your dreams. Whether you opt to hire a travel agent or choose to do the planning alone, these money-saving tips will help stretch your budgeted bucks.
- If you're all about all-inclusive resorts, know what is included before you book. You'll want to double check on whether or not gratuity is included and which excursions are part of your package. Something like gratuity may not seem like a big deal, but if you're away for a week or two that means you'll need to budget a few hundred dollars more for tips.
- Wherever you go, be sure to tell your hotel it's your honeymoon because you may just get a complimentary room upgrade or extra perks. And if you're paying the special honeymoon rate bring a copy of your marriage certificate because you may be asked to show proof that you were just married.
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- Use a honeymoon registry in addition to your traditional gift registry. This isn't exactly a savings tool, but it will help you enhance your honeymoon while spending less money. My best friend is venturing to Tahiti for her August honeymoon and registered for excursions, dinners, and spa treatments that guests can purchase in lieu of a blender. It's a way for guests to give gifts more fun in nature and help the couple have a more enjoyable honeymoon.
- A travel agent may have access to better packages than you'd find on your own and some will even price match. Keep track of travel deals so you have some knowledge about pricing (and bargaining power) before asking for an agent's help.
- Choose an off-season location. Online research will give you an idea of when various places experience their high seasons and a travel agent would surely be in the know about seasonality.
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