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5 Money Saving Honeymoon Tips

Monday, June 27th, 2011

When it comes to planning a honeymoon, you may dream about the exotic escapes enjoyed by Hollywood stars and members of the Royal family. It’s been widely reported that the trip to the Seychelles islands taken earlier this year by newlyweds Prince William and Catherine Middleton cost around $700,000. Clearly, that’s out of reach for most of us. The good news is that this doesn’t mean you, too, can’t have your own memorable honeymoon.

With a little creativity and flexibility, you can put sparkle and relaxation into your honeymoon -  on any budget:

If your budget is $1,000 or less…

Go local. You don’t have to travel for a honeymoon.  You can honeymoon anywhere – including at home!  Just be sure to tell friends and family that you’re off limits for a couple days (or a week?) so you can enjoy your stay-cation/honeymoon alone with your new spouse.  After all, the point of …

A Home Buyer’s Story: Buying a House, Planning a Wedding

Friday, June 24th, 2011

When I tell people that Matt and I closed on our house three days before our wedding, I usually get a look that says, “Are you guys crazy?” I usually respond that while I don’t recommend doing it that way, there are some benefits to buying a house at the same time you’re planning a wedding. And really, the only thing I highly discourage is closing mere days before you walk down the aisle.

Here are some reasons why it’s both a good idea and a not-so-good idea to buy a house while planning a wedding.


It’s a good idea because…

1. The stress of both situations will sort of meld together. Rather than worry about a wedding and then stress over buying a house in a year or two, we were able to do it all at once. I look at this as a good thing because, in the end, I think … It is designed by bertrand meyer and eiffel do my homework for me software