Congratulations, you're engaged! Now what? First, comes the planning and then the tough task of figuring out how to pay for it all. Weddings can be expensive, but they don't have to break the bank. Here are 6 tips on how to travel cheaply while planning your wedding.
Set A Budget And Stick To It
One of the most important things you can do when planing your wedding is to set and stick to a budget. This applies to your travel as well. It can be tough to make hard decisions when it comes to money, but it’s essential to the success of your wedding journey.
One way to make it easier to stick to your budget is to break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Instead of thinking about your budget as a whole, try focusing on what you need to spend money on for the trip. This will help you stay organized and keep track of your progress.
Go With A Group
Group travel can be a great way to save money and see a new destination. Split the cost of the hotel room or AirBnB, and do activities together. Many businesses offer group rates and I mean, who doesn’t love a group discount?! Browsing Groupon also works great for finding unique but affordable activities for all to enjoy.
Choose an Affordable Location
Avoid sacrificing too much in the way of experiences and memories by choosing a destination that is affordable. Consider visiting a smaller city within driving distance of your home. Ideally you’d like the trip to only require 1 tank of gas.
Save money by planning your meals ahead of time and making a list of ingredients that you will need for each family-style meal. Tacos, Spaghetti, and Hamburgers are all great options that are high in fiber (which takes longer to digest making you feel full longer and thus eat less), require minimal prep, are easy to make. Take your list to discount stores like Walmart or Aldi to do your shopping since these stores offer great prices on basic items like meat, produce, and dairy products. Store brand is a definite must and by cooking simple, affordable recipes that everyone will enjoy, you minimize the overall cost for everyone.
Find Free Fun
Local community events are usually free to attend and can be as simple as a stroll through the farmer’s market in historic downtown or as extravagant as a major concerts and festivals or holiday celebrations. Push yourself and your crew to get outside and explore nature. There are plenty of hiking trails, state parks, and other natural areas that are free to visit. Plus, getting some exercise never hurts!
Visit local museums, galleries and libraries. Many of them either offer completely free events or free admission to events held on certain days or nights of the week. Don’t forget about the classic board and card games too. Taboo has been known to get very intense at times and make sure everyone agrees on the Uno rules before you start playing.
DIY the Gifts
One way to travel cheaply is by making your own gifts. Many different ideas can be made for very little cost. Use these free mountain-themed printables with you Neato Labels Sticker Paper to label your handmade Mason Jar Sugar Scrub, Travel Bag, or Trail Mix. You can even make jewelry, pottery, ornaments, and other crafts if you’d like.
DIY gifts show your crew that you care about them. The recipients will appreciate the effort you put into making them a unique and special gift; plus, you could use the extra practice before making items to be used for your wedding.
Travel Cheaply While Planning Your Wedding
Traveling can be expensive, especially when you are planning a wedding.
Traveling cheaply while planning your wedding can be a challenge, but it's not impossible.
This article provides 6 tips on how to travel cheaply while still ensuring that your wedding is perfect. Follow these tips and you will be able to save money on your travel expenses without sacrificing quality or experience. Comment below with your favorite tip and share it with your friends to help them save money on their wedding journey too!