Honeymoon suggestion for a VERY budget concious couple

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

FI REAAALLYY REALLLYY wanted to go to Jamaica but we just couldn’t swing it, what with having lots of student loan debt ourselves and paying for 100% of the wedding. He compromised and asked for a beach (which is what I wanted too) so we’re going to South Padre Island. We get nice beaches and great weather, plus since it’s off season there a NICE hotel was totally affordable for 9 days. We live in TX so we can drive down and not have to rent a car. This leaves us a lot more money for activities and good eating. I wanted to make memories and DO things together, not spend our entire budget on airfare to go somewhere and sit in a hotel room. 

Post # 4
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@agrinste1: It would help if you stated where you live now. 🙂

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What is your budget?

Post # 6
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Check Groupon.com and the getaway section.  There are always good deals that come up!

Post # 7
2115 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@agrinste1:  You might consider watching Groupon Getaways and Living Social Escapes for excellent deals to the Carribean in June 🙂

Post # 9
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Flights to Puerto Rico can be pretty cheap, and they have great beaches / snorkeling / boat trips / etc!  Or maybe the Canadian Rockies?  Road trip it? 

Post # 10
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There are tons of awesome all inclusives in Riveria Maya for under $3k including flights. Cruises are also a good budget friendly idea!

Post # 11
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Do you or any of your family members have a Costco membership?  I know it’s random, but they have amazing vacation packages.  You could definitely book a trip to an all inclusive in Mexico with them for that budget, flights included.  Also, have you looked into doing a caribbean cruise?  You can find great deals on flights to Miami and cruise rates for under $100/night.


Post # 12
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@agrinste1:  Well hello fellow ND bride 🙂

We fly out of Bismarck when we travel, but no biggies if you fly out of MN. We took a cruise. The cruise was 2000 and some and the flight was about 100 and some. Plus extra stuff, so my idea for you wouldn’t work.

If you want to keep within your budget, I would stay in the states. perhaps an all-inclusive resort somewhere? You MIGHT be able to find an all-inclusive out of the states that matches your budget.

If it were up to us, we would have gone back to WY back to the Grand Tetons. We like that more than  beach (of course it resembles ND more).

Good luck!

Post # 13
5781 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you don’t mind a fair bit of driving, head to Vancouver— beautiful city and while it’s generally not a beachy destination, there are plenty of chances to relax on or near the water. Lots of ferries and sightseeing cruises.  Stop for a night in Washington State, maybe Walla Walla wine country to try some new wines. Tons of romantic, affordable B&B’s out that way.  Hit Seattle while you’re over there.

Post # 14
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

good post, I heard about the cruize…

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