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Top 5 ways to save on a honeymoon destination

So you’re about to tie the knot. Let me offer my congratulations! I do worry, though, about your bank account. Getting married is one of the costliest decisions of your life (financially, I mean). I remember the after-effects of our wedding on our finances … shock sums it up nicely. I don’t mean the wedding, which itself can cost a small fortune (an average $18,000, says the website Wedding Report). I mean the honeymoon. As someone who has researched honeymoon destinations and watched others decide their post-nuptials in exciting and different ways, I’ve compiled money-saving hints to keep you from incurring too much debt. Here are my Top 5 money-saving tips for a honeymoon destination:

- Ilana GreeneContributor

Undated image of the deck and beach of North Island resort in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, took their delayed honeymoon earlier this year. If a $3,000-a-night villa like this one is going to sink you in debt, consider these five ways to find a great honeymoon destination with no financial heartbreak. (Simon Upton/Wilderness Safaris/AP/File)

1. Compare prices for your honeymoon destination

As you would to book a flight or buy a new car, go to the Internet to compare prices. Stick to the websites that afford you the ability to compare rates for traveling to your honeymoon destination. There are a myriad of them out there: Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz. If you find a hotel room that’s going to set you back hundreds of dollars per night, maybe you can find a just-as-nice alternative.


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