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Honeymoon Ideas: Favorite Destinations For Lovebirds

The honeymoon is your time to relax and recuperate from frantic wedding preparations. And picking a place that both of you will enjoy is a must. Fortunately, the world presents countless honeymoon ideas that have something for both of you. Here are some of the more popular honeymoon destinations for couples of all types.

For the Couple on a Budget

The newest trend in honeymoon ideas this year is staying at home. In the U. S. , for instance, couples are forgoing the expensive costs of acquiring passports, tickets, hotels, rental cars, and food – opting instead to save a few bucks, choose popular honeymoon destinations at home, and remain in their own backyards (so to speak).

St. Augustine, Florida, in particular, is one of the more popular honeymoon destinations that continue to attract visitors due to its year round temperate climate, proximity to beaches, quaint restaurants, and great shopping. Called the Oldest City in America, it was founded in 1565, and is the home of the Fountain of Youth, where visitors can drink its restoring waters. Other highlights of the town are Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Matanzas, and the Lightner Museum, all accessible by foot. Cozy honeymoon ideas are horse and carriage rides, theater shows, fishing, and parks, and there are romantic bed and breakfasts aplenty.

Out on the West Coast, there’s another hidden gem – Seattle, Washington. Mild in the summer, but a little chilly in the winter, this city is perfect for couples who are full of fun honeymoon ideas but don’t want to break the bank. There’s the Fish Market, where you can get a delicious meal, and the famous Space Needle. Even if these two honeymoon ideas don’t interest you, there are thousands of popular honeymoon destinations that offer unique experiences. But if you really want to go out of country, consider the benefits of staying at a youth hostel or monastery, which offer comfortable places to sleep at bargain-basement prices.

For the Outdoorsy Types

For the true outdoors couple, even simple honeymoon ideas like hiking or staying in a romantic cabin would be welcome. Odds are that you and your loved one like to travel without all the comforts of home. One of the more popular honeymoon destinations for outdoor lovers is a tour of the Amazon River. Visitors to the region will enjoy strolling along the Rainforest Canopy Walkway, a man-made bridge of wooden slats and ropes which overlooks the forest below, camping along the banks of the Amazon, allowing you to get up close and personal with the native animals and local flora and fauna, and exploring expansive wildlife parks. Should you book as part of a package, a number of hotel options are available, including forest lodges and other rustic accommodations

For more great honeymoon ideas, continue reading here.

Contact one of the local Travel Agencies listed on TodaysBride.com to book the honeymoon of your dreams!

Today’s Bride Announces 2010-2011 Bridal Show Schedule

CLEVELAND OCTOBER 2010 SHOW
Sun, Oct 17, 2010
Embassy Suites, Independence
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH
Doors Open:  10am – 4pm
Fashion Shows: 11:30am, 1:00pm, & 2:30pm

AKRON/CANTON OCTOBER 2010 SHOW
Sun, Oct. 24, 2010
Sheraton Suites
1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Doors open: 10 – 4pm.
Fashion Shows: 11:30am, 1:00pm, & 2:30pm

Each event has OVER 80 Exhibitors, Henri’s Discount Gown Showroom, Battle of the Grooms, Make-Over Bride, Prizes, Discounts, and Giveaways!  Each attending bride will receive a current copy Today’s Bride Magazine (while supplies last)
$10 Admission.  Purchase Tickets online at http://www.todaysbride.com at 50% off!

AKRON/CANTON JANUARY 2011 SHOW
Sun, January 9, 2011
John S. Knight Center, Akron, OH
77 E. Mill St., Akron, OH
Doors open: 10 – 5pm.

Fashion Shows: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm & 3:30pm, American Commodore Tuxedo Dancers, latest fashions in Bridal gowns, Veils, Mother-of dresses, Bridesmaids dresses and more!

Over 150 Wedding Professionals to help you plan your BIG day!  Henri’s Discount Gown Showroom, Gallery of Reception Table Ideas, Gallery of Wedding Cakes, Portrait Gallery, Prizes, Discounts, and so much more!  Each attending bride will receive a current copy Today’s Bride Magazine (while supplies last).
$10 admission.  Purchase tickets at 50% off by registering at www.todaysbride.com

CLEVELAND JANUARY 2010 SHOW – Now 2 Days!
Sat. & Sun, January 15 & 16, 2011
I-X Center, Cleveland, OH
One I-X Center Dr., Cleveland, OH
Doors open: 1/16/11 from 4-8pm
1/15/11 from 10 – 5pm.

Fashion Shows on Sunday:  11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm & 3:30pm, American Commodore Tuxedo Dancers, latest fashions in Bridal gowns, Veils, Mother-of dresses, Bridesmaids dresses and more!

Over 200 Wedding Professionals to help you plan your BIG day!  Henri’s Discount Gown Showroom, Gallery of Reception Table Ideas, Gallery of Wedding Cakes, Portrait Gallery, Prizes, Discounts, and so much more!  Each attending bride will receive a current copy Today’s Bride Magazine (while supplies last)
$8 parking, $10 Admission. Purchase Tickets at 50% off online at www.todaysbride.com.

Money Saving Honeymoon Tips

By: James GunaseelanAfter planning a wedding, many couples barely have enough money to pay for a honeymoon. But with these money saving honeymoon tips, you can still have the honeymoon of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Some of the best tips for saving money on your honeymoon are to use the calendar to your advantage. Look at what time of year you are getting married, and think about destinations where that time of year is off-peak. For example, if you are getting married in the summer, consider a honeymoon to a winter hot-spot like Aspen. Ski resorts have fantastic summer packages and can be just as romantic as a winter trip (minus the skiing). The Caribbean and other tropical destinations are usually much cheaper in the summer. If you are getting married in the fall or spring, consider a trip to Europe, where the rates are much cheaper after the summer. And a beach honeymoon in the winter can be simply perfect. It might be too cold to go for a swim, but the resort towns are much less crowded, and you can save a lot of money.

It might seem like it would be more expensive to book your trip through a travel agent, but using a professional can be one of the best tips to save money on your honeymoon. Travel agents can book hotels and travel (air fare, train tickets, car rentals, etc.) together, often for a deep discount. They also often know tips to save money on your honeymoon once you arrive at your destination. Things like good restaurant deals, the best places to shop, and excursions can all be found at a discount if you know who to ask.

Another tip to save money on your honeymoon is to book your trip at an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive resorts (like Sandals and Beaches) can be a great way to book a tropical destination with a smaller price tag. Many newlyweds find that an all-inclusive resort makes budgeting for their honeymoon much easier, since meals, accommodations, and entertainment included. Be sure to check to see what is included; some resorts include day trips and drinks in the price, while others may charge extra for these things.

Some of the best money saving honeymoon tips come from thinking outside the box. One unique way to save money on your honeymoon comes from how you pay for your wedding. Do some research into credit cards that offer rewards; hotel stays, frequent flier miles, and cash are all available through various banks. If you use one of these reward cards to pay for your wedding, you may find that a chunk of your honeymoon is already paid for. Some couples also register for their honeymoon as part of their wedding registry. You can let your guests know that things like dinners and excursions will be welcome wedding gifts. And when you are on your trip, be sure to let people know that you are on your honeymoon. Many resorts and hotels offer specials to honeymooners, and restaurants often will give you a free dessert or drink to help you celebrate.

Need help planning the perfect honeymoon getaway? Visit any of the listed travel professionals on our webpage: http://www.todaysbride.com/Travel & Honeymoon-Local Vendors

About the Author

James Gunaseelan writes for Leading matrimonial portal for Brahmins brides and grooms.

(ArticlesBase SC #220321)

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Experienced Wedding Planner Can Save You Valuable Time & Money

An Experienced Wedding Planner Can Save You Valuable Time & Money, All the While Making Your Dreams Come True

As couples begin thinking about their wedding, they are often overwhelmed deciding how much to spend, where to obtain specialized services, and how to choose vendors. These worries can mount as quickly as the cost of the wedding does. And after the euphoria wears off and the reality settles in, it’s shocking to discover of how much preparation is involved in planning a wedding.

Faced with decisions about everything from invitation wording to planning their honeymoon, combined with full-time careers and limited time to devote to planning details, couples often find they want the help of a professional wedding planner.

Not long ago, a wedding coordinator was thought of as a luxury, only considered practical for couples with unlimited budgets. Now wedding planners are nearly essential to a well planned affair, having become indispensable today to many brides and grooms who find their services well worth the investment.

A wedding consultant guides you through the planning process and the wedding day itself, assisting in whatever capacity you need. He or she can help you refine your ideas, connect you to the appropriate vendors, advise you on proper etiquette, and suggest ways to use your budget wisely.

Read more about Wedding Consultants and Planners HERE

For a list of wedding planners & consultants in the Greater Cleveland and Akron/Canton areas, visit our website