A New Way to Honeymoon for Less Money
by Jessica Howell
the biggest travel expense of one's life is spent on
the traditional, romantic honeymoon. Slightly less than
eight days on average, it accounts for the final phase
of marriage celebration for 99 percent of us
breaks the bank at around $4,000. Ouch.
the sting of hefty post-wedding expenses with help from
TheBigDay.com, a website devoted to making travel plans
easier for bride and groom with online travel gift registration.
Instead of spending weeks hashing out details and scrutinizing
over a dwindling budget, simply book your arrangements
(a small deposit is due at time of booking) and let
your guests do the work!
on the site is comparable to that at any other outlet
- you choose what you'd like (click, in this case) and
then sit back and relax while your friends and family
pick up the tab. Easy for them, even easier for you
- and not a gravy boat in sight.
love the perks of a customized honeymoon and your guests
will get a warm, fuzzy feeling when you show off photos
of the sunset cruise that they sent you on.
years most popular destinations included Hawaii, Tahiti,
Fiji and Mexico. One couple's registry for a Hawaiian
excursion included gifts like countryside horseback
riding for two, a couple's waterfront massage, one day
rental car and five days worth of breakfast in bed.
Airfare is purchasable too
just break the total
ticket cost into 10 separate gifts and you'll have realistically
priced options for every guest.
want to plan every minor detail? You can put a digital
camera on your list to capture every lasting memory,
cash needed for taxi fares, or even travel insurance
(just in case.)
TheBigDay doesn't charge a signup fee like some of its
competitors, service fees range from 9 percent to 3.5%
for travel under $3,500, but are non-existent on anything
over. You'll deal with one travel consultant specifically
for your trip, who's guaranteed to have current, first-hand
knowledge of your destination.
current record amount for what one couple received is
$28,730. Now that's one serious honeymoon.
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