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If there’s one thing that newlyweds are excited about, it is the honeymoon. Every couple is dreaming about having that perfect and luxurious honeymoon where they can spend some romantic time together, away from their family and friends, and away from the hectic schedule of their everyday lives. Most people think that only the rich and famous couples can have a perfect honeymoon but the truth is you really don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy and experience a wonderful time with your spouse. And with the cost of your wedding, you might realize that you and your spouse can no longer afford the perfect honeymoon that you always wanted. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve your dream even if you are on a tight budget.


One example of a perfect honeymoon on a budget is camping. However, this activity is only recommended for those couples who love adventure and excitement so before going on a camping, it is essential to determine both you and your partner’s travel experience and preferences. You can go camping at the park, the mountains, near the river or a beach. While camping is not a conventional honeymoon activity, it is still a romantic and exciting thing that you can do as a couple. There are other things that you can do while on a camping trip such as taking a relaxing walk or go hiking on the mountains and cook together. Aside from the fact that this activity is inexpensive, you can easily choose from various campgrounds in numerous states. In addition, you don’t have to worry about camping gear since there are stores that provide second-hand camping equipment that you can purchase.

Pick an activity that you can enjoy together

For most people, a honeymoon means extravagant dinners, spa treatments, relaxing massages or waking up in a Caribbean cruise. However, you can still enjoy your time together with your loved one by just doing something that both of you love. If you and your partner love nature, why not  visit the nearest national park or mountain and rent a cottage where you can spend romantic moments.

Cook together

A lot of couples are stressed out by the expensive dinners and honeymoon activities in popular destinations. However, you can enjoy a perfect honeymoon on a budget by preparing and cooking your favorite dishes together. Aside from the fact that this honeymoon activity can save you lots of money, it is also a romantic way to be together.

Go local

Your honeymoon shouldn’t be far from home. You can have your perfect honeymoon on a budget by finding great destinations that are close to you. The great thing about going local is that you can save time as well as money. Instead of staying at a 5-star hotel in a popular tourist destination in another continent, why not choose a luxury hotel near you.

Just stay home

While staying at home for your honeymoon is probably not ideal for most couples, it could definitely save you lots of money. In order to make your honeymoon at home work, just make sure top let everybody know that you will be gone to a far destination and inaccessible for your ‘honeymoon period’. It is also important to turn off all your communication gadgets (cell phones, tablets, laptops) and just enjoy your romantic time together. Aside from opening your wedding gifts and writing thank you notes for your family and friends who attended your marriage ceremony, you can do numerous activities inside your home such as watching movies, having a late afternoon picnic, a late night romantic dinner or playing board games. The objective here is to enjoy each other’s company.

Cruise deals

Aside from spending great time with your partner, being on a cruise can let you enjoy nature at its finest. In addition, you can go to exclusive parties, nightclubs and bars while on the cruise, visit numerous destinations and try various cuisines along the way. but you can also enjoy one and have a romantic and perfect honeymoon on a budget. While a cruise is usually a luxury for most couples, you can have the chance experience this indulgence as long as you know where to find great deals. There are numerous websites that provide listings on cruise deals and packages that allow you to have that perfect honeymoon on a budget.

Get lost

If you are into adventure but cannot afford to go out of the country for your honeymoon, a great idea is to visit an unfamiliar destination near your area or somewhere you and your spouse have always wanted to visit. The point is to enjoy every minute of your honeymoon discovering new places while discovering yourselves. The trick is not to research about your destination. This way, your honeymoon will be more fun and exciting. Getting lost in an unfamiliar territory is definitely something that you cannot forget for the rest of your life.

It is always a good idea to let the people know that you and your partner are on a honeymoon. Who knows, you might get a better seat at the airline, a more romantic view at the restaurant or a great deal on your honeymoon suite from the hotel; or your family or friends might offer a honeymoon package as a gift.

A honeymoon shouldn’t leave newlyweds broke. With thorough research and the willingness to try new things, you will be able to enjoy your honeymoon inexpensively.