When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing or why. Today, as I write my 100th post, I can honestly say it has been fun reflecting on my life and making sense of all the craziness. I hope it has kept at least some of you a little entertained…
Anyways, being that I like to post about wedding things on Wednesdays, I thought today would be a good day to discuss honeymooning. I have previously written about how much we loved our honeymoon to Belize and why, so I won’t rehash all of those details again. However the one thing that I am so happy that we did, was go right on our honeymoon. We got married on Saturday and left on Tuesday (it was the perfect amount of time in my opinion…I could never leave right from the reception although I always thought that looked cool in the movies).
When we were wedding planning I felt like paying for a honeymoon on top of all the costs that come along with a wedding seemed like a lot. We were overwhelmed at times by the cost of everything, so we considered delaying our honeymoon. We were over at our neighbors’ house one night before our wedding, and I was telling Jen how we were thinking about delaying the honeymoon and she said immediately “don’t delay your honeymoon.” I’m so glad that Jen gave us that advice because Dan and I both agree our honeymoon was easily the best trip we have ever taken together. We were so exhausted from the week of our wedding. Belize was the perfect honeymoon for us. We enjoyed relaxing, and also did some excursions like cave tubing and snorkeling the second best reef in the world. I would go back in a heartbeat!
We were lucky because we were able to use our credit card points for our flight and got a great deal on our hotel during a 4th of July sale on Orbitz. Looking back, I am so glad we took the time to find an option that we could afford for our honeymoon.
If you are wedding planning and trying to decide what to do for a honeymoon, I would recommend looking around and trying to find some kind of little getaway. It doesn’t have to be super luxurious or a long trip, but it is important to have some time together to celebrate such a huge life event!!
Here are some ideas to help offset the often expensive honeymoon costs:
- Open a credit card to use for everyday expenses and wedding expenses that accumulates points to use toward travel. There are so many options, I personally like the rewards for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.
- Subscribe to Travelzoo emails and keep your eye out for a good deal
- Look at site like Orbitz or Expedia around holidays for some extra specials
- If you travel a lot before your big day, try to book all of your hotels and flights through a site like Orbitz where you can get Orbucks for each bookings. Then you can use the Orbucks towards your honeymoon hotel.
- Create a Honeymoon Fund for friends and family to contribute to instead of gifts for events like showers or even your wedding day. There is a site called Honeyfund that will organize this for you, but I am pretty sure that they take a portion of what you are gifted.
Well that’s all I have for today!
Thanks for reading and have a fun day 🙂
Here is my picture of the day…