How to honeymoon on a budget

It’s now just over 3 months away from the wedding and we are yet to book a honeymoon. I know I’ve spoken about this before but it seems to have taken a backseat with our house and work schedule getting in the way of taking it seriously. I have been thinking about the prospect of us having a short break or a few nights away in different places in the UK at least and then having a honeymoon later in the year. This seems like the most likely option at the moment and I think it’s the one we are going to take.

I found Great Little Breaks when browsing online one night and I love the look of their breaks on offer and thought I’d share some of them with you.

How about a romantic castle stay in Scotland starting from £113 per person?

We stayed in a castle hotel just outside Edinburgh last year and it was lovely escaping to the country. My grandparents don’t live too far away either so it was the chance to spend some time with them as well.

Or a Breath-taking Island Escape from £119.50 per person?

I’ve never visited the Isle of Wight but I’d love to visit the islands round the UK as judging by the picture above, the scenery is outstanding.

Perhaps a bit of British History near Blenheim Palace from £150 per person?

I’ve never been here either but I do love a country manor and now I’ve started watching Downton Abbey from the start, it makes me want to visit them all and see the history myself.

You could go all out and visit both London and Paris in one trip from £326.50 per person!

I’ve visited Paris before but not for a good 10 years now, it would be lovely to go back and visit London as well and be a tourist again.

Or perhaps something a little cheaper and just for a one night break away…

A night in the Yorkshire Dales from £55 per person

I live in Yorkshire anyway so I’m well aware of its beauty but this would still be a lovely night away if we decided to book it.

Or even a short break near Stonehenge from £72.50 per person

Stonehenge is definitely one of those must-see places and I’d love to go one day.

So as you can see, there are tons of places to visit in the UK if you can’t afford to go on honeymoon straight after your wedding or if work commitments prevent you going. I know plenty of people who have done a short break and then gone on their honeymoon later in the year because their destination was weather dependent, which makes complete sense. If you are in the same boat as me, I hope this has given you some inspiration and leave me a comment if this is something you’ve done yourself.

Thanks for reading as always

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post, all thoughts are my own but all images have been taken from Great Little Breaks website*

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Counting down to becoming a Mrs

It is now less than 5 months away from the big day when I become a married lady and will have a husband; and stress is starting to set in. I get married the same day as Pippa Middleton but can I just point out… I booked mine first (she’s such a copycat).

To try to combat the stress of wedding planning, I’ve been pampering myself more and using schedules and checklists to keep myself on track. One of the best things I’ve done is get a Witwoobox: a monthly wedding box for brides. I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I’ve never actually had a subscription box before so my expectations were pretty much nada!

First impressions of the box was how pretty the illustration is on the outside and instantly made me feel all bridal and excited at the prospect of the big day looming. It was well packaged and made me really excited to see what was inside. When opened, I was not disappointed and received 5 fantastic items as well as a gorgeous canvas bag in the same design as the box and a great little magazine for wedding planning.

The products included: Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips, Grounded sweet orange Face Scrub, Nailsinc Gel Effect Nail Polish, a highlighter/bronzer duo from Mannakadar and a fab Spectrum brush. I had so much trying all the products out and flipping through my magazine which gave me some great ideas and inspiration for own big day.

I’ve even tucked the handy canvas bag into my handbag as it’s so useful nowadays to carry one around when shopping rather than paying 5p all the time for carriers.

Now the lowdown on subscription options:

Monthly Plan – 25.00 per box

3-Monthly Plan – £23.00 per box (billed upfront)

6-Monthly Plan – £20.00 per box (billed upfront)

Each box contains 5 luxury beauty products and includes free UK delivery.

I have to say for my 1st ever subscription box, I am over the moon. This box is incredible and has given me a boost to start planning the wedding again (I had a lull over Christmas). If you are a bride to be or a bridesmaid looking for a surprise for the bride, then I would definitely recommend purchasing one of these boxes. Even if you don’t go for a subscription, you can purchase the limited edition launch box like I received as a one-off making it an excellent gift.

Feel free to leave any comments in the box if you are in the midst of planning your own wedding, I’d love to chat to more brides-to-be and compare ideas.

Laura x

*the Witwoobox was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, no payment has been received but all thoughts are my own as always*



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