This is the next part in a 20-day long series. If you’ve missed any of it, you can find all of the tips in the category: Do it Yourself Wedding Plans.
These are all of the steps you need to schedule your time and budget for when you’re planning a DIY Wedding. The who’s, what’s, where’s as well as the when’s and how’s.
Flying first class to the bahamas for a month may sound a little unreasonable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful and romantic DIY honeymoon after your wedding!
We often think of tropical locations and white sand beaches for our honeymoon and you can still have that without spending the entire wedding budget.
While some people spend as much money on their honeymoon vacation as they do on their entire wedding, that doesn’t have to be the case.
If you wait until after the wedding, you can use any gifts of money to go toward buying your dream vacation.
You may have to wait a couple months for your honeymoon, but it’s a perfect chance to plan a trip on the off-season or have the time to buy a resort package while it’s on sale!
The key to an inexpensive honeymoon is shopping around.
Travel agencies are a good place to start.
They have experience and knowledge that we don’t have.
They also get first dibs on cheap rates and limited-time deals.
If you know a good travel agent, that’s the best person you can talk to right now.
If you don’t, ask your friends and family for referrals.
It’s likely that they have either used an agent they loved or hated.
Either way, take note.
Check pricing for your destination before shopping around for cheap airfare.
Decide how long you plan on going and choose a resort or hotel that has comparably inexpensive packages.
Want even cheaper rates?
Go on the offseason.
An august honeymoon in Punta Cana is cheaper than going in February when all the northerners are trying to escape the snow.
Likewise, with Martha’s Vineyard.
Fewer crowds and cheaper rates come with the cooler weather while a summer trip will be crowded and costly.
If you decide to forego the travel agent, check out the budget websites that offer great deals on travel.
You can shop for airfare, hotel accommodations, even a rental car if you want all on one website.
Packaging things is definitely a great way to save a few dollars.
Still, check a few of those travel websites to make sure you are getting the best deal!
Once you have your hotel and travel accommodations lined up, check online to see what events will be happening while you’re there.
You don’t need a strict itinerary.
I mean, you’re on vacation after all.
But, it is good to check out some attractions that you two may be interested in.
If you find something you love, see if you can sign up for it in advance so tickets don’t sell out between now and your honeymoon trip.
Once it’s all set up, all you need to do is decide what color umbrella you want in your drink!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next step of many that you’ll need to attend to for planning your Do it Yourself Wedding.