Ditching the travel agent, browsing incognito online and telling people you’re a newly-wed are just some of the many ways to save when booking your honeymoon.
Booking in advance and avoiding package deals are the secrets to cheap honeymoon success, cutting back on costs whilst still having a fantastic and romantic trip away.
Here are the top nine tips for saving money when booking your honeymoon.
Search incognito for flights/hotels
Even when browsing for hotels and flights online, make sure you use an incognito window.
Hotel and travel sites have certain cookies on their sites where they can track how many times you’ve looked at a certain site and bump up the price if they think you’re interested.
Let people know you’re on your honeymoon
When booking your trip, don’t be afraid to tell people it’s your honeymoon. Sometimes, this can lead to room upgrades at your hotel or extras thrown in elsewhere, such as a free bottle of bubbly. You’ve got nothing to lose, so let people know to improve your honeymoon!
Use discount codes
Voucher code websites are great for saving money on breaks and can make a real difference to your overall honeymoon cost. Visit voucher code websites like PromotionalCodes.org.uk for some great discount codes. Saving money before you go means that you will have more money to spend when you get there.
Many people assume that last minute trips are the cheapest but a lot of deals do not include the cost of transfers, catering and insurance. Shop around for the best deal and when you see a honeymoon you like, take the booking to the next stage. There are often additional charges added on so make sure you find out the final fee rather than comparing deals by just looking at the advertised price.
Book different elements separately
It may be tempting to just book everything together in a package deal but hidden added costs can bump the price up enough to make your eyes water. Even simple things like booking your flights as two one way singles instead of return flights can save a great deal.
Book well in advance
The general rule of thumb is book up to three or four months before you plan on going. Flights and trains all have a certain quota of seats that they’ll sell for the lowest price and once these seats are booked up, the next lot will be a bit more expensive and so on. This goes for accommodation too so book early to avoid this downfall.
Consider a honeymoon registry
Rather than asking family and friends for pots and pans as wedding gifts, asking them to help out towards your honeymoon is a great way to get the cash for a luxury break. If you’re not comfortable asking for cash, you could always add items like guidebooks to your wedding list to help out with costs.
Don’t be put off by currency exchange
The pound is now at one of its strongest points and travelling in the Eurozone or US dollar will actually get you more bang for your buck.
The small hours are the cheapest
Dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn to catch a 4am flight might seem unspeakable now but it could save you a fortune. Early morning and overnight fares are generally cheaper and travelling at off-peak times will mean more time for your money once you arrive at your chosen destination.
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