What Exactly is an Affordable Honeymoon?
Unless money is no object, you are most likely to save money and “design an affordable honeymoon.” But what exactly is an affordable honeymoon? Does that mean the basic, stripped down version? Moderate, luxury or ultra luxury? In my opinion “affordable” is all relative to your particular financial circumstances.
I got an email today and it said “can you price out a honeymoon for 5 nights to Mexico. Do you have specials? We want something affordable.”
Uhm, while I can appreciate that you want an affordable honeymoon, there are some challenges with this request:
First off…”an affordable honeymoon” begs the question that this is a cookie-cutter type of honeymoon design and not one tailored for your specific needs because what’s affordable to one couple may not be affordable to another.
Second point…how special is your honeymoon? If it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll treasure for years to come, doesn’t it warrant more than some impersonal quote from a travel agent? Your honeymoon is about your personal tastes and lifestyle not a generic “one-size-fits-all” kind of package.
Point three…Let’s say you were going to purchase your wedding gown? What’s the first thing that pops in your mind? Is it the price of the dress or is it the style of the dress? Don’t you want to put that dress on, turn around and look in that full length, 3-way mirror, flash as smile and say to yourself “I’m a bad girl…I’m wearing the heck outta this dress.” It’s safe to assume that you will not walk into the bridal store, and ask to see the least expensive dress and take a look at how it looks on you and say “I’ll take it because it’s on special.”
So why in heavens name would you subject your first days together as man and wife to a cookie-cutter, cheapest price, not-sure-about-this-place type of honeymoon? What kind of memories will you create? Some memories are unforgettable in a negative type of way so let’s get this right.
If you’re looking to change the narrative and have “your” custom honeymoon, then understand that you can still have an affordable “luxury” honeymoon. As an expert who designed many honeymoons, I daresay honeymoons that are driven by cost is often one that results in disappointment.
If you type in “affordable honeymoon” in your browser, you will get about 28,600,000 hits. Do you know what they all have in common? Packages, prices, destinations etc. But none of that is unique to your honeymoon desires.
Keep these points in mind as you envision your honeymoon:
- Identify and jot down the first thoughts that come to mind as you start to dream about your honeymoon. They will help you sift through the most to least important things you want
- Communicate with each other about your combined personal wish list and prioritize in order of “Must Have,” “Like to Have” and “Deal Breaker”. Make a decision on what you’re not willing to compromise on
- Discuss a realistic investment and give yourself time to plan your dream honeymoon
- Put as much importance on your honeymoon as you put on your wedding
- Focus on value and not price…as you know “price is only an issue in the absence of value”
Once you’ve identified what’s important, consider working with a professional to help you plan the most important trip of your life. Our customized honeymoon planning services will help you design an experience that you will treasure for years to come. Visit our website to see which one of our honeymoon packages fit your needs. Call us at 770.469.7370 or click the link below to start your planning today.