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Honeymoon on a budget

The secret to getting the best bang for your buck when it comes to your honeymoon is planning ahead. Wedding planning can really become a stressful event if it is not done with time and the proper preparation. Even then you won’t be able to predict what will happen next or how expensive things will turn out to be. They say your wedding and honeymoon plan the tone for the rest of your wedding for this reason it is important to plan ahead to ensure your honeymoon is everything you and your partner have always wanted it to be. Here are 5 ways you can save on your honeymoon without depriving yourself from an amazing adventure.

Do Your Research

When it comes to wedding planning many times your honeymoon will take a back end with so many things happening all at the same time. You want to ensure your honeymoon is a top priority on your list as well. As the better the research and planning you do the better the price of your honeymoon will be. Remember to always double check your options and never settle for the one that sounds the best the first time you hear about it. It is very common for couples to choose the very first honeymoon idea that comes to mind. This will only lead to an expensive trip that may not stay on budget.

Create a Honeymoon Budget

Just as you would create a wedding budget you want to make a honeymoon budget to give you an idea as to what you are willing to spend and what places will accommodate your budget best. Once you have created a budget you want to start looking online for the best offers that fit your budget. Websites such as travelzoo.com and jetsetter.com can show you what are the best offers that will suit you for your honeymoon. And they always have deals going all year round to help you plan your honeymoon ahead of schedule.

Stay Local

When we hear the word honeymoon out initial thoughts may be tropical island, warm weather and lots of sightseeing . However, if you are worried about splurging a little more than you should on your honeymoon going local can be just thing you need. When checking local hotels that contain amenities such as couple massage, spa areas, or a jacuzzi for two groupon.com can be a great website to check out. You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for at a very discounted price.

Consider An All inclusive hotel or cruise

Considering package deals that have everything inclusive is another excellent way to save on your honeymoon. All inclusive package deals are usually just that deals that include everything in the hotel or cruise. However, it is important to do your research and really find out what is included in your package. One way to make your research a little bit more simple is by visiting TripAdvisor.com. TripAdvisor can help cut your research time in half as it will list all the things the hotel or cruise you are interested in has to offer. If you are looking for great deals consider traveling during the week instead of the weekend, hotels tend to have better sales if you stay during the week.

Don’t forget to Brag

Once you have chosen your honeymoon destination and are planning to call and book your stay be sure to brag about being honeymooners. Hotels tend have to have a sweet spot for weddings and honeymooners for this reason they may upgrade your room or give you another swanky benefit while you stay with them. They also know that you are shopping around for the best deals which will make them give you even better discounts and sales on what they are expected to offer.

When it comes to your honeymoon it is important to plan ahead of time so when they day comes you are able to enjoy as much of your partner as possible. Make sure you follow these saving tips to get the best deal on your honeymoon trip. If you know of any other tips make sure to leave us a comment below and tell us about your money saving tips and tricks as well.

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Wedding at Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, NYC

 

Cake cutting with bride & groom at Loeb Boathouse

Justin and Sarah had an elegant four-tiered wedding cake and their cake cutting ceremony was accompanied by the appropriate song “Sugar” by Maroon 5.

Nothing says ‘NEW YORK’ quite like Central Park.

Guest enjoying cocktails at Loeb Boat house

Guests laughing and enjoying themselves during the outdoor cocktail hour.

A filming location for the famous movies When Harry Met Sally, Little Manhattan, Sex and the City and many others, The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is a classic venue and was the perfect choice for Justin and Sarah’s early summer wedding. Offering a great balance of bustling city energy and natural surroundings, it is hard to beat the unique location of this venue.

The bride and groom had a perfect summer day for their June wedding reception. With a beautiful outside area for the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed the fresh air, food, cocktails and of course the views of the lake. Surrounded by trees, flowers and plants this cocktail area is stunning.

 

Choosing the right songs and ‘reading the crowd’ is crucial to having a fun, upbeat wedding. BTL DJS accomplishes this task perfectly with their events and this event was no different! This couple opted for a day-time wedding. Many couples worry about setting their reception for day-time hours, believing they may not get the “party vibe” they are hoping for.

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This is no obstacle for BTL DJS! With their expertise being in helping to create an unforgettable party, BTL accomplishes this each and every time, regardless of the time of day. Picking a variety of songs by artists including but not limited to Coldplay, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Calvin Harris guaranteed that everyone in the room was having a great time and on the dance floor.

 

 

 

Sarah and Justin danced for the first time as husband and wife to “Too Marvelous for Words” and Sarah danced with her father to “The Way You Look Tonight”, both by Frank Sinatra.

When heard into the future, these songs are for sure going to bring many special memories to mind for this couple and their families. During dinner, guests were entertained by instrumental pop songs that kept a light and fun vibe going.

 

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BTL DJS Wedding set up for Sarah & Justin’s Wedding reception

 

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Crest Hollow Country Club Wedding Nassau County Long Island

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With all the planning that goes into a wedding, bride Crystal, and groom Jean, had the right idea when coming to BTL DJ. Not only was the reception filled with entertainment and fun, but ceremonial music was provided as well. John Legends “All of me”, “Don’t Change” by Musiq and Alicia Keys “Unbreakable” were the songs of choice to exemplify a beautiful and emotional walk down the aisle.

 

Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour and reception at Crest Hollow Country Club, one of Long Island’s premiere venues for weddings kicked off the night. Guests shared cocktails out by the pool before heading inside for a night of dancing and big surprises. With a playlist that included everything from Reggae, to Kompa,to Zouk , as well as Hip Hop & R&B, and a classic light show in the background there was never a dull moment. The couple cut the cake to “Love on Top” and had their first dance to Bob Marley’s “Is this Love”.The wedding ceremony at crest hollow country club, long island, NY

Playlist included Scca, Reggae, Kompa, Zouk , Hip Hop & R&B

The below review is from Wedding wire:

A review from wedding wire for the wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club

What came next, was a surprise to everyone, including the groom. With the help of BT LDJ, bride, Crystal, surprised her new husband with a live marching band accompanied by dancers. In her review on Wedding Wire, Crystal describes how this “last minute skit” would not have happened without the help of the DJ’s who in just a few days helped her bring it all together, saying “The DJ did everything on cue, he only had a few days notice and my surprise to my husband and guests went through perfectly. This is the best choice for any event”.


Ceremony:

Ceremony Processional: John Legend Ft. Lindsey Stirling – All Of Me
Bride Processional: Musiq – Don’t Change
Recessional: Alicia Keys – Unbreakable

Reception:

Parents Entrance: Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
Bridal Party Grand Entrance: T.I. – Bring’em Out / Lil Jon –Turn Down For What
Bride & Groom Entrance: Beyonce – Upgrade You
An african-american bride and groom kiss after the cutting of their wedding cake at their reception party in Long IslandBride & Groom First Dance: Bob Marley – Is This Love

Parents Dances:
Bride / Father Dance: Jackson 5 – ABC
Groom / Mom Dance: Boyz II Men – Mama
Cake Cutting: Beyonce – Love on Top
Bouquet Toss: Beyonce – Single Ladies
Garter Removal: Avant – Making Good Love / Waka Flocka – No Hands
Garter Toss: LL Cool
Garter Exchange: Wale Frat. Usher – Matrimon

Last 3 Songs Of Night:

(1) LL Cool J – Doin it
(2) R. Kelly – Step In Name of Love
(3) Wayne Wonder – No Letting