How to Honeymoon Like Royalty on a Budget

Posted on 05/02/2011

The Royal Wedding may have cost millions, but no expense will be spared for the royal honeymoon either. The newlyweds are trying to keep the mid-May trip top secret, but some news outlets report that Prince William and Kate Middleton will be heading to a villa on an exclusive island in the Seychelles. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to honeymoon for ten days in the Indian Ocean, spending roughly $6600 a night. You may not have that kind of a budget for your honeymoon, but don’t worry—you can still feel like royalty.

Try All-Inclusive - When you’re royalty you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it. That’s kind of how it feels when you stay at an all-inclusive resort. Feel like a margarita at midnight? No problem! Want shrimp at sunset? Your wish is their command.

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Ask for Free Upgrades - The saying ‘you never know unless you ask’ definitely applies to honeymooners. Ask the airport check-in attendant if there’s any spare room in first class. See if the resort will give you free spa services. Tell your waiters you’re celebrating your honeymoon and you could experience some royal treatment without paying anything extra.

Stay Closer to Home - For years, Britian’s royals have been honeymooning in nearby Scotland—not exclusive destinations half way around the world. By sticking closer to home you’ll save big bucks on transportation. And you’ll likely spend more time enjoying your honeymoon destination instead of being stuck on an airplane.

Create a Honeymoon Registry - Rather than asking for towels and trivets as wedding gifts, why not ask wedding guests to sponsor part of your honeymoon? Free honeymoon registry services like help cut the cost of your big trip so you can make your dollars go further. Things you may have skipped in an effort to stay on budget (ie. couples massage or horseback riding on the beach) you’ll now be able to afford.

By Alison Storm

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