Last month I wrote an article for Shape.com about simple ways to save money on your honeymoon. Since I just went on mine in December, I had a few tricks up my sleeve. Here's a little excerpt from the article (click here for more tips!).
Restaurants that cater to tourists (especially honeymooners) are known for jacking up their prices. While you'll definitely want to hit up a few fabulously overpriced restaurants to celebrate your "I dos," be sure to also talk with locals to get the scoop on hot spots off the beaten path. From Caribbean reggae bars to Hawaiian fish shacks, getting a taste of the culture is fun and way more affordable than those white-tablecloth meals.
Since you'll be spending a lot of money on wining and dining, do your own "happy hour" (notice our classy plastic cups in the picture above) before dinner to relax and unwind. Pick up a bottle of wine and sip as you watch the sunset on your terrace before going out. Your vino will probably cost half the amount it would to have cocktails at the hotel bar.
Finally, rent a car to avoid dropping serious moolah on cabs if you'll be on the go a lot.
But don't drive yourself crazy counting your cash. Honeymoons are a once in a lifetime experience ... so splurge a little!
How do you save big bucks on vaca?