How to Honeymoon on a Budget

If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, it can be tempting to skip the honeymoon and save the cash. But it’s also possible to plan a honeymoon on a budget, and we’re big fans of the idea. Why?

The honeymoon is your self-congrats and sigh of relief after your big day. Start by browsing honeymoon locations and narrowing down a few ideas as to where you’d like to go.

If you’re honeymooning on a budget consider setting up a honeymoon registry, so that your guests can contribute to specific aspects of your time away, like your flight, meals, hotel or accommodations. (We share a few good ones here.)

Keep an eye on out for travel deals and packages on discount travel websites – especially since some hot destinations are extra affordable in the “off-season” (like the Florida Keys in summer or Alaska in January if you’re brave enough to do it). If you’re not sure where to start, check out some of the websites below:

If you can’t afford to honeymoon after the wedding, take a few days off to unplug (literally) and spend time alone at home. Resist the temptation to connect with your social circle too much in this time, and let it be a relaxing few days just for the two of you. At heart, the honeymoon is a time for you and your new spouse to start your marriage by letting go of everything else for a few days and focusing on each other. Have some fun!


Don’t be afraid to ask for help planning your honeymoon. A good travel agent can save you money above and beyond online deals to plan the perfect vacation and can help track down the perfect hotel plus the rental car, reservations, travel insurance, and anything else you’ll need.

Whether you choose to staycation, go for the travel deal, or work with a professional, it’s possible to honeymoon on a budget.