The cost of going on a honeymoon has certainly gone up in recent years. Hotel stays are more expensive, and even the cost of gas is on the rise again. So if you are planning on getting married in the near future how can you afford to go on the honeymoon you have always wanted? A little creative planning can really go a long way. If you already have all of the furniture you need for your home, then why not have your wedding guest’s sponsor your honeymoon? The steps below can help you with your sponsored honeymoon planning. Some guests may still choose to bring gift’s, but the majority may find this to be an easier option, as opposed to shopping for a gift.
1. Create a wedding blog
Start by making a wedding blog with a Paypal donation button. You can choose to tell your guest’s where you will be going for your honeymoon, or you can keep it as a surprise to be announced at the wedding. Setting up a free blog will not cost you anything and you can document the wedding plans as well. It will also be a good idea to set up an area where your guest’s can sign their name and leave a message after making their donation to your honeymoon.
2. Put it in the invitation
Next you can indicate your wishes on the invitation. Let your guest’s know that you are not setting up a regular wedding registry. A simple notation at the bottom of the invitation or inserting a separate card to make the donation will prove to be beneficial. You can also put the link to your wedding blog in the invitation as well.
3. Let the guest’s pick
If you trust the choice your family and friends may make, then when not let them pick the destination. You can narrow down the options, to at least two. Then the guest’s can let you know their pick and make their donation. They can also include in the comments why they chose a particular location. This may help you in making your final decision. You can put a deadline on the blog, and leave yourself some time to make a final pick, and announce it online, or at the wedding. This is a really fun way to get all of your guests involved in the wedding planning process.
4. Avoid special honeymoon registries
One thing you will want to avoid is any special honeymoon registry. There are some websites who offer to accept the money for your honeymoon for a fee. Instead, the donation option, which you can set and control yourself, is always a better choice.
5. Set up a budget
You can start by deciding how much you want to spend on your desired honeymoon locations. Setting up a budget will always help with your planning. Once you have narrowed down your options set up a budget for meals, and whatever other activities you want to participate in. Even though your guests will be contributing to the honeymoon you do not want to go overboard on the spending.