Amongst all your wedding planning, one of the most exciting decisions you'll make is where to have your honeymoon.

But while everyone dreams of heading off to faraway exotic lands, the expense of it can seem overwhelming.

Here are some ideas to help you have an amazing honeymoon while keeping costs as low as possible.

For honeymoons on a budget, planning is key.

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As early as possible, sit down and plan out a realistic budget. Decide whether you will be able to go overseas, fly to somewhere else in the country or if your destination will need to be within driving distance.

There are many other things to take into consideration, however, as even on a budget there are ways you can get more bang for your buck.

To begin, spend some time scouring the internet for the best deals, reading reviews and planning your journey. This can be one of the most fun parts of the experience!

Do you have any frequent flyer points you could put towards your flight? Or what about having a honeymoon registry instead of a traditional gift registry? Then people can elect to support you in paying for your flights, accommodation, special experiences like massages and spas or dining at a top restaurant.

Join reward programs associated with hotel chains and travel companies. Some hotel programs reward their members with discounts on meals and drinks or even will upgrade your room if a better one is available.

It can also be a great idea to travel to your desired destination during off-season. This often means cheaper prices for everything from flights to your hotel and as an added bonus there will be no big crowds - ideal for when you want a private getaway!

Check out the off-season weather forecast and see if you can adapt for it. After all, who says a honeymoon to Europe has to be in the summer? Snuggling up inside by a fire and watching the snow fall outside sounds like a pretty romantic experience.

In the end, if your budget doesn't stretch to a faraway destination, remember you can have just as great a time close to home. What matters is you're with your loved one! With destinations all across Australia, nearby New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, no matter where you are, you're together.