Just because your budget is tight, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fabulous honeymoon. We know that this is an important life moment, but to save money, you’ll need to take your heart out of the decision-making process by looking for deals. This is how to honeymoon on a budget.
To plan your honeymoon on a budget, you’ll first need to consider what your goals are for the trip as well as what is and isn’t important to you. For instance, if you have $1,000 for your honeymoon and pampering is what you want, then make reservations at a nearby spa resort. If getting away appeals to you more, then go on a glamping trip, one that includes gourmet snacks and your favorite foods.
If you’re planning your honeymoon right after your wedding, then you have the time to choose to visit a place or take a cruise during its off-season time. When you travel off-season, you’ll be in for price breaks and fewer crowds. The shoulder-season, which is the time just before or after a place’s or cruise’s high season, is also an affordable time to travel.
To decrease the stress of planning a honeymoon, contact a travel agent. An agent will present you with a list of travel options while saving you money on airfare, hotels and rental cars. They’re able to do this due to their high volume of business. They will know what’s on sale and give you tips about what to do while visiting each destination. If your heart is set on a cruise, then reach out to an agent who specializes in them. Make sure that your agent knows your priorities so he or she can plan your honeymoon accordingly.
In most cases, shorter flights are cheaper than ones that are further away. This is the reason why those who live on the west coast tend to vacation in Mexico while people who live back east head to the Caribbean. You could save even more by honeymooning someplace close to home. If you live in Utah, Zion, Moab and Park City are all good nearby destinations.
The earlier you book, the more affordable your honeymoon is likely to be because when you book early, a hotel’s cheaper rooms are still available. It’s also more affordable to book a cruise well in advance of your travel dates.
If you have to take your honeymoon on a budget, don’t worry about it. The trip will be every bit as memorable as if you spent thousands of dollars. Your honeymoon is a time to enjoy the company of one another and begin your lives together doing something relaxing and fun.
Fall weddings are gorgeous with their fall foliage, comfortable temperatures and potential off-season discounts. If you’re considering a fall wedding, then this checklist is for you. We’ve put together a list of steps to help you make sure that everything is taken care of before the big day arrives. Of course, to help you with one important item on your fall wedding checklist, here are six beautiful long-sleeved bridal gowns by LatterDayBride!
Long sleeved bridal gown: Phillipa by LatterDayBride
If you’ve planned ahead and selected a wedding date that is 12 or more months away, then your fall wedding checklist will include deciding a budget, the style of your wedding and who will be in your wedding party. It is also the time to consider buying wedding insurance. This is an especially good idea for fall weddings since the season’s weather can be unpredictable. At 12 months or more out, start searching for ceremony and wedding reception venues.
Long sleeved bridal gown: Anaheim by LatterDayBride
When you’re 10 to 11 months before the big day, book your venues and pick out your bridal party attire. If you’re planning to have the wedding or your reception in a cooler area, plan the attire accordingly. For instance, select a heavier fabric for the bridesmaid dresses or include pashminas or boleros so that everyone stays warm. Fall weddings also give you the option of choosing dresses in deep jewel tones or shimmery metallics.
Long sleeved bridal gown: Nottingham by LatterDayBride
The 4 to 5-month point is the time to make reservations for your honeymoon and order your wedding cake. Ask the baker to create a fall cake decorated with leaves, flowers in autumn shades or with something like gold foil. At 4 to 5 months before your wedding day, start thinking about the playlist that you want the DJ or band to play. This is also when you want to finalize your wedding day guest list.
Long sleeved bridal gown: Naomi by LatterDayBride
Once you’re just 2 to 3 months away from one of the most important days of your life, order toasting flutes for that Martinelli's and gather the decorations. Since your big day is happening in the fall, your decoration choices can be fun and seasonal. Go with pumpkins, fall leaves or tree branches.
Long sleeved bridal gown: Wilder by LatterDayBride
The week before your wedding day, make sure that all of the vendors and service providers have been paid. Check with your photographer and videographer to arrange the type of images that you want. Confirm that you have spa reservations for you and the members of your bridal party. Call the baker about the cake and do a thorough once over of your wedding attire.
Long sleeved bridal gown: Wilcox by LatterDayBride
By following our fall wedding checklist, you’ll have the important things covered. Even if you’re the kind of person who likes to be spontaneous, it’s a good idea to make yourself a basic wedding day checklist. This is one of those events where it pays to be organized!
Long sleeved bridal gown: Natalia by LatterDayBride
It’s a good idea to have your bridal photos taken before or after your wedding day. This not only gives you more time to savor your big day, but it also lets you plan things out, allowing you to select the best place to take your pictures. If you’re at a loss as to where to go to take your pictures, here are a few unique location ideas for bridal photos in Utah.
Famous for its red rocks and unusual structures, the Arches National Park is a striking place to take your bridal photos. In this case, you may want to take them after getting married because it’s likely that your dress will get dirty. But, when you see your white dress against the red rock backdrop, it will be totally worth it.
Photographer: Hickenlooper Photo
Dress: Davids Bridal
HMUA: Sierra Miller
Florals: Madison Murdock
Suit: Men's Warehouse
Ice Castles in Midway
This beautiful restaurant is the perfect place to take your bridal photos if you want your pictures to feature a unique, European feel. The building alone is striking with its stone and fountain, but when you consider that this location also has access to an amazing aspen grove, fabulous gazebo and greenhouse, you’re getting a lot of bag for your buck. You may even be able to get a photo with one of the peacocks that live on the grounds.
If you’re planning a winter wedding, then you have to get your bridal photos at the Ice Castles in Midway. With its impressive ice formations, your bridal photos will stand the test of time, becoming a priceless keepsake.
PC: Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen
To get grand architecture in your bridal photos, head to the Utah State Capitol building. The structure features gorgeous pillars, white marble practically everywhere and iron double-doors. The center dome is the perfect place to spotlight the bride or take a picture of the two of you. If you choose the State Capitol for your bridal photo shoot, you’ll even have access to the site’s pretty grounds.
Photographer: Kaci Baum Photography
Dress: Violetta by LatterDayBride
If your wedding theme is country or rustic, then consider booking your shoot at the Historic Wheeler Farm. The grounds at this location are huge, giving you plenty of outdoor space for nature-inspired shots. Adding to the uniqueness of this site are the wagons and a classic pickup truck. The photo options are practically endless at Wheeler.
Photography: Kim Bullock Photography
Dress: Naomi by LatterDayBride
Photographer: Julia Mather Photo
Keepsakes like bridal photos must be handled properly, which means that it’s important to find the right location. When choosing one, consider your wedding theme along with the personality of you and your betrothed. These steps will help you choose the right photo spot.
Modest bridesmaid dresses in the latest styles are available from us at LatterDayBride, resulting in happy bridesmaids in your wedding party. Modest and becoming, our bridesmaid dresses are perfect for any type of wedding.
Available in sizes that range from extra small to 2XL, this light blue formfitting bridesmaid dress is sure to be a hit with the girls you’ve invited to stand by your side during the big day. With its delicate lace overlay, snug sleeves that fall perfectly at the elbow and pencil skirt, the MDS1611 light blue bridesmaid dress is fancy enough for important events and casual enough to wear to church on Sunday. Plus, this dress is Buy One Get One FREE and is in stock right now for the light blue color only! Also available in many other colors without the sale price.
Named the Hepburn, this white and black beauty is sure to bring sophistication and grace to your wedding. It features a long, white skirt and black top. Together, these two colors exude tradition while the gently pleated skirt and v-neckline add modernity.
This modest and fashionable dress comes in almost every color, giving you the chance to coordinate your wedding perfectly. In addition to its flattering A-line skirt, the Betty has a thin waistband, the kind that flatters the wearer.
Little details make this dress something special. If you’re having a tough time choosing your bridesmaid dresses, then consider this one since it’s both simple and elegant. Adorable scalloping along the bottom enhances the look of this dress while the sheath design of the MDS18006 is an attractive style for women of almost any body type. This gorgeous dress is only $60 and comes in mauve and sage.
If you want your bridesmaids to float ethereally around your wedding venue, then select a long and elegant dress like the Maggie. The modest lace bodice adds fashion to the dress while the waistband and chiffon pleated skirt are as flattering as they are delightful. You can order this dress in black, blue and cream.
Modest bridesmaid dresses are designed to flatter the women wearing them. From long and flowing to knee length and fitted, these dresses come in various styles. Modest bridesmaid dresses from LatterDayBride bring a stylish element to your wedding without stealing the spotlight from the bride.