The honeymoon is a time for you and your spouse to enjoy being together. It doesn't have to be in an exotic locale and you don't have to scuba dive, walk through a rain forest or fly around the world. There are plenty of ways to have a wonderful honeymoon without spending a lot of money.
Register for a Honeymoon
The best way to have an affordable honeymoon is to have someone else pay for it. Try registering for all or part of your honeymoon. Your chances are probably better if you divide it up into parts: airfare, hotel, entertainment, drinks.
There are plenty of beautiful places to stay and fun things to do without leaving the country. Disneyworld is an affordable honeymoon. So is New York, Key West and Southern California. If you are both into the outdoors, there are hundreds of beautiful state and national parks peppered throughout the country. Yellowstone, considered one of the most beautiful natural areas in North America, is located in Wyoming. You don't even have to camp; you can stay in the lodge.
Planning your honeymoon in the off-season is a great way to save money.For Europe, look into fall and winter. For the Southern hemisphere, plan on the summer months. Equator sites such as Southeast Asia are good picks for the winter months, but watch out for the rainy season.
If you can get the beach honeymoon or trip abroad idea out of your head and enjoy the idea of just spending time with your new spouse, a rental home in your area can be a great honeymoon. Search sites like Craigslist for a weekly rental and plan on spending lots of quality time together relaxing and enjoying each other's company in a new atmosphere. Give each other massages, cook each other meals, watch movies, play games and, of course, talk about your future lives together.
Jason Gordon is a professional writer and editor. In addition to online work, he has written for "Texas Highways," "AAA Southwest," "Glimpse," the "University of Washington Daily" and the "Dallas Morning News." Gordon's passions include animals, reading and finding the perfect pairings of pastry and espresso.