Timing Is Everything
Try to plan a vacation in the off-season. This strategy can save you money and aggravation. You'll also have more of the place to yourself to enjoy. One caveat: This doesn't work if you have your heart set on seasonal activities. If you want to go skiing, a June honeymoon in Aspen wouldn't make you happy.
Speaking of time, just how much time can you budget for a honeymoon? Often the answer depends on how much time you can take off from work. “Things are really busy around the time we're getting married, so we're taking just a week,” said Lynn. “We've promised ourselves another week later this year.”
How do I find out the peak season for a travel venue?
Just ask! Call the travel venue or visit its Web site. You can also contact a travel agent or check a travel guide.
Planning Ahead for Great Bargains
Planning a wedding six to twelve months ahead of the date gives you enough lead time to do some honeymoon pricing. The farther ahead you make those airline or train reservations and book that room, the more you'll save.
With at least six months to plan ahead, you have plenty of time to research the Web for vacation ideas as well as bargain prices.