(Closed) Honeymoons for the poor and broke

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We ended up renting a house in Colorado for ours. It was actually cheaper than a hotel because it was the shoulder season! We cooked romantic meanls in front of the fireplace, snuggled, soaked in the hot tub, and hiked. Nothing really cost us anything – and it was super romantic! You can definitely find stuff to do like that!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@crayfish: ooohh that sounds like something Fiance would LOVE! How did you find a house to rent? And what month was it?? Thanks!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How long are you going for?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are creative you can cut costs.

Depnding on what you can offer in trade, you could do a home exchange on craigslist.

http://www.airbnb.com lists accomodations offered by owners all over the world.

http://www.vrbo.com also offers vacation rentals. Being the off season for summer places , you might find a great deal on a cottage in a summer area.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re struggling with this too. We might end up just going to Chicago and staying for a weekend or something. It seems silly to spend a bunch of money on a vacation when we have student loans to pay off.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@SweetRose2011:

Ohh ok. They have got some super cute b & b’s out there but they are a little pricey, and the cost would prbably add up pretty quick over the course of a week.

By broke do you mean low in funds, or do you mean really none. Because I can;t do research without knowing yoru budget.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I absolutely agree with @crayfish; rent a house and make some of your own meals to save cash. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Or you could always take a weekend trip, and start saving and planning big for your ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

You can always make things special and romantic just by doing things out of the ordinary with each other. As PP’s said, just stayin somewhere “new” and do nice relaxing things together, it should apy off well.

We’re taking a small, FAIRLY cheap trip — probably a cruise, but planning big for our ONE YEAR anniversary. We’re saving for one of those big all inclusive trips for our ONE YEAR.

Good Luck!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

A family member just got married and didnt have much money for a honeymoon so they waited until the day after the wedding to see what last minute deal packages they could find. They left 1.5 weeks after their wedding.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think we are just staying local at a hotel or something nearby. I won’t be able to travel far at that time so it will be within an hour’s distance of home. And it will need to be at a low price point as well.

@Summy00: We are also planning on doing something special for our one year when we will be able to go somewhere and do something more.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

whenever my husband and i want to get away for a weekend but dont want to spend a lot of money we head to charleston sc (driving distance) and use priceline for hotel – you can pick your price but they pick your hotel. We usually do like 90 to 120 a night for 4 start hotel in the historic district and have always gotten a nice hotel. Priceline can be nerve wracking because you just dont know what you are going to get, but charleston for instance, is a small city and you can choose hotels within the historic district so the chances of getting a nice hotel are high and thats why i am ok with priceline picking my hotel. Maybe that is something you can do with city nearby?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@lefeymw:

That too is a great idea. You find trips for so cheap last minute. Although I am loving your pick Galena, it looks so beutiful and romatnic there, the prices could start adding up with activities, meals, and accomodation. Unless you want to go for a few days, you can definitely have a great weekend at a great price.

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