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16 Best Wedding Locations in the U.S.
The Mayflower Grace

The choices for wedding locations are plenty, mind boggling even, so the difficulty here is to select the one that perfectly matches your style, budget, and location desires. There are websites dedicated to wedding venue ratings and plenty of forums, but the challenge of selection still remains.

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Affordable Honeymoon Locations in the US
Oahu, Hawaii

Contrary to popular belief, honeymoons do not always have to be far, far away in an exotic location to be unforgettable! Wonderous honeymoons can take place right here in the USA! There are several amazing honeymoon destinations within a variety of climates and sceneries here in the United States that are fit to celebrate a newlywed couple. Whether you are looking to relax or go on a new adventure, there is a location suitable for your budget within the USA. Read below for 10 affordable honeymoon worthy destinations.

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10 Ideas for Inexpensive Honeymoon
Camping

It would be hard to find a couple that wouldn’t want to escape it all once the wedding is over. All stress of planning and spending is left behind and what lies ahead is a wedded bliss and time alone with the chosen one.

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The Top 5 Most Romantic Cities to Honeymoon
Venice, Italy

You have spent a lot of time planning your big wedding day. It has come and gone and now it is time to enjoy your honeymoon. You may be looking now for a honeymoon destination that fits perfectly for you is a couple. Here are some of the top five most romantic destinations for a getaway honeymoon. You may love it so much that you decide to never return home. Be prepared to revel in some amazing memories in the top honeymoon destinations of this great planet.

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Inexpensive Destination Weddings Ideas

An inexpensive wedding somewhere far away from home does not have to look cheap. On the contrary, you can have a fantastic destination wedding for a lot less than what your traditional local wedding could cost. So read on for our useful money saving tips:

Wedding Location

1. Location

Part of wedding planning process is often a search for beautiful, but affordable wedding destination that would provide an unforgettable back drop for your special day. This is not an easy task. Cheap wedding can sometimes require pricey travelling. For some reason romantic locations are usually warm tropic islands and countries. Explore Hawaii, Jamaica, and Mexico for great wedding packages and affordable flight deals.

With destination weddings being so popular, the competition has reached such heights in those mentioned places that many companies are forced to offer some great deals to attract the couples. This is how consumers win. And finally, all of those locations are relatively close to the continent, so plenty of cheap flights are available.

2. Guest list

The beauty of location wedding is that you can reduce your guest list and leave only those people that really matter. Local wedding can easily be overrun by your distant coworkers, aunts that you haven’t seen for 10 years, and your parents’ friends. No need for that when you get away.

Forget expensive boring wedding and instead take your parents and best friends to a beautiful island, frolic on the white sand beach for 3 days for a fraction of the price, and live life to the fullest.

Weddingmoon

3. Weddingmoon

Combining wedding and honeymoon is very trendy these days. Not only do you get to travel to some beautiful destinations, you also doing that while saving money. Let’s face it - honeymoon might set you back a few thousands of dollars, so why not bundle the wedding and honeymoon together? You already are away from home on your wedding destination and getting a great deal on this dual package. You can choose to stay at the same resort you just had your wedding or change things up a bit and relocate to a close-by exotic island or locale. Think of Bahamas – with about 700 islands, you can hop from one to another and enjoy different experiences in each.

4. Save on decorations

Local close to home weddings call for some festive mood, and that is often achieved with the help of pricey décor and flowers. When you choose to wed on a beautiful island or mountains, you don’t really need to spend any money on decorations. Gorgeous Ocean, sand, lush gardens, spectacular mountains or whatever else you choose serves as a beautiful backdrop and doesn’t cost extra.

5. Timing

If saving is on the top of your list, don’t plan your wedding during a high season. Decide where you want to go first and then research the seasonality of that location. Rates drop down significantly right after the end of busy season, so explore your options and book your wedding or honeymoon right at end of high season or right before it starts. Nobody wishes to have a hurricane during their wedding, but you should be safe 1-2 weeks on each end of the spectrum.

Group Leverage

6. Use your group leverage

Airlines and resorts love big groups – with minimal effort the can bring in some serious business. Most destination weddings consist of 15-75 party attendees. All these people have to fly to the destination and have a place to stay while there. There is no surprise that various businesses compete for such groups of people. All you have to do is reach out, talk, negotiate, and get the best deals for you and your guests. Some perks your group can score are airline discounts, savings on accommodations, free welcoming parties, free gifts, room upgrades, and even free nights.

Read also 5 Ways to Help Wedding Guests Save

7. Free destination wedding

Free sounds good, doesn’t it? But before rushing into that, think how many things are really free in life.

Sandals, Beaches, Dream, and some other big chain resorts have free or nearly free all-inclusive basic weddings. Beware that those weddings will be very basic and very small, usually for 8 people. You will be required to book a minimum number of nights and bring a certain number of guests with you. This kind of wedding is perfect for those who desire to be surrounded with just the absolutely main people.

The hotel will promise to take care of everything for you, so that the couple could relax and focus on each other. This sounds great and is very tempting. Our advice is to be watchful – the hotel will have to make money somewhere and you might end up overpaying if you are not vigilant and skipped the small print section.

We have a small list of things that you should keep in mind before going this free route:

If you care about simplicity and don’t consider yourself a demanding person – the free package is for you to enjoy. Otherwise, consider all extra expenses, do your homework, compare prices, shop around, and make an educated decision.

Don’t be blinded by freebies, always remember that there are plenty of beautiful affordable places that can offer you an inexpensive package that you might enjoy even better. Always keep your options open.