With all of the money you spend on your wedding, spending even more money on your honeymoon might seem absolutely silly – yet it is tradition and something most couples want to do. So how you can you make it work on a budget? Well, one of the best ways to do it is to use airline miles and rewards points to help you afford it.
Here are a few tips for using them:
Start Planning As Soon As You Can
The earlier you plan, the better. Sometimes there are only a few dates available for a specific time, so you want to start your search as soon as possible. You will be able to have more leniency, and you can even plan them together, if possible, so that you can pick your honeymoon dates before your wedding dates.
Be Lenient on Location
Don’t really have your heart set on one specific place to go for your honeymoon? That’s great when it comes to using your points. If you can be lenient on the location of your honeymoon, you will be able to pick something quite easily.
Focus on Air Travel First
If you have the airline miles, try to focus on picking the airline first. You will want to do this because it is easier to find a hotel in most locations than it will be to find a flight that is worth your time.
Don’t have enough points to get what you want? Consider purchasing points instead of forgetting about using points altogether. It is a great way to only pay a smaller amount of your honeymoon. An even better idea? Many people will give you money for your wedding or at a bridal shower, so you can use that to cover get yourself some more miles or points to use.
Splurge on Hotel, Not Flights
You will not be spending much time on your flight, but you will be spending a lot of time in your hotel room – probably more than you think. You want to spend your time and money on picking a great hotel rather than getting the best seats on the flight. You’ll be in such a love cocoon that you won’t even notice the flight.
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials and honeymoon! If you want to really go all out for your ceremony that you are afraid you won’t have much left for the honeymoon, consider the above tips to help make it a reality.