How Singaporeans Can Save Money on Honeymoon Destinations
Planning to wed in 2019? Weddings are beautiful occasions where we get to celebrate two love birds join in marriage. However, the whole event can be quite overwhelming and exhausting. From finding a venue, to finding the right theme, and the right people to be in charge of various tasks, weddings take up a lot of time, effort, money, time, and energy. For the couple, a honeymoon is the best opportunity to bask in the beaches and the glow of the newly minted marriage and rest from the exhausting event before having to tackle the challenges of marriage.
Coughing up the high wedding costs is just but the beginning of significant expenditures. The prospect of spending more money after a wedding on an expensive holiday can be a daunting affair. The honeymoon is equally essential for the couple, but it does not mean that the newlyweds should blow a hole in their bank accounts. Approaching the idea with an open-minded and flexible approach can help you not just to save some coins but also enjoy your honeymoon destination.
Think of destination with weaker currencies
The Singapore dollar is one of the strongest currencies we have in the region. The dollar can stretch a long way if you use it the correct way. Look for honeymoon destinations with weaker currencies and excellent places to visit. There are very many beautiful places in Asia that you could visit. Some proper research will help you know the costs of hotels, the sites to visit and the amount to pay based on your Singaporean dollar. However, keep in mind that it doesn’t mean that a weaker dollar is affordable, you will only have to walk with more money in your pockets that has less value. Therefore, choose wisely and compare the rates and costs.
Travel during the off-peak season
Most weddings happen during the holidays as everyone is free to participate. However, you will enjoy the day with the crowds, but when it comes to your finances, your dream honeymoon may not be on your budget during the holiday season. If you don’t mind having the wedding during the off-peak season, you are more likely to enjoy an exceptional honeymoon.
During the off-peak season, you do not need to struggle to book for flights, booking hotels and saving too much for the honeymoon destination. There are fewer people travelling, and most hotels must be empty as people are back to work. Therefore, you and your spouse can enjoy everything the trip has to offer without much struggle. You can always do some research to know how much you can save when you travel during the holidays and when you travel during off-peak seasons and determine whether the amount, you’re saving is worth it or not.
Talk to your overseas relatives
Each one of us has one or several distant relatives that lives abroad in an attractive country which we all admire when planning your wedding thin about speaking to the relative into visiting their country to spend your honeymoon. If they missed your wedding, then that would be enough reason to accept your proposal. They can host you, but you can arrange to pay them for hosting you. This way, you get to enjoy your honeymoon in the country of your dreams with the love of your life as well as saving a considerable amount of money.
The home cooked meals, some good chat with longtime family people, no hotel fees, and some free trips around the place by your host could be some of the money saving deals you could have during your honeymoon. However, if you are the type of person who fancies privacy with your new spouse, you could find a hotel and visit your hosts during the day. It still works well from your side.
Create a DIY itinerary
The prime purpose of your honeymoon is to spend quality time together with your spouse and enjoy yourselves for a few days. The one week or five-day honeymoon period can be feeling like two days if you are not organized. You are travelling to a new country or a foreign land where you may not know your way around, but that does not mean you shouldn’t create a DIY itinerary to guide you.
Every second on your honeymoon is crucial; every minute determines your next move. Google maps, as well as other apps, can help you make a rough outline for the places you intend to go and the direction. This way you save on fuel because you won’t have to go around finding the right routes.
Alternatively, you could use the help of an attractions planner, who can help you choose the places you may want to visit. The company will recommend these places to you and even book for you everything you may need so that you don’t have to waste time queuing in long lines wasting time. They will also relive you the stress of feeling lost in an unfamiliar country.
Make good use of your credit cards.
Another way of saving money on your honeymoon is right inside your pockets. Your credit card can come in handy as they come with some rewards and perks that you can utilize during your honeymoon. One of the best ways to save using credit cards is cashing in your air miles to redeem a chunk of your airline ticket. Even if you don’t have enough miles to help cover for the full flight or serve both of you, you still have some money saved somewhere to redeem on luggage allowance, seat upgrades and many more.
Credit cards also tend to offer free travel insurance. Currently, you have access to 30 credit cards in Singapore that offer complimentary travel insurance, which is automatically activated once you charge your flight trip using the card. Travel insurance covers you for various travelling reasons like luggage delays and other kinds of mishaps that may require money to sort out. Use your credit card during your honeymoon; you will save a few dollars.