5 affordable honeymoon destinations

Ready for the honeymoon? Now that you've said "I do," we share some unique and budget-friendly ways to celebrate your nuptials.

By Jen Kirsch

3 fun, affordable honeymoon destinations
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The cost of a wedding can be high enough that squeezing a post-ceremony trip out of your budget right after walking down the aisle can seem impossible. However, a honeymoon doesn't have to be out of the question.

Sara Graham, world-traveller and editor at thetravelpresse.com, offers five fun and affordable honeymoon ideas, perfect for couples who want the best of the best -- at a watered-down price.

1. Honeymoon for the foodies
"I know one Canadian power couple who got married in New Orleans," says Graham. "They keep going back for the laid-back atmosphere and the great cuisine."

If you and your other half fancy fantastic food and are self-proclaimed foodies, this surprise destination might just be for you. So when is the best time to go?

"At the end of May," Graham advises. "The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience offers a five-day feast for the senses," she explains. The event features over 175 wineries collaborating with dozens of international wine and food experts to raise funds for local charities.

2. Honeymoon for fantasy lovers
You don't need to travel too far for a unique and fun-filled honeymoon experience. Nestled in a historic village in New York State's Catskill Mountains, there's a boutique hotel worthy of a romantic road trip, says Graham.

"The Roxbury is a fantastical escape that has been bringing sexy back to the roadside motel with themed rooms loosely inspired by TV shows, films or cartoons from the 1960s and '70s," says Graham. Rooms include Fred's Lair (that is, Fred Flintstone), The Mod Pod, Golightly-a-Go-Go and Genie's Bottle.

3. For a peaceful and quiet honeymoon
Want to get lost in paradise? Tofino, B.C., located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, gets nature lovers up close and personal with some of the world's best wilderness, says Graham. The five-hour drive from Victoria offers epic scenery and quaint stops along the way.

Long Beach Lodge is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with packages to suit surfers, foodies and whale watchers alike, she says.

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