For most of us, getting married is one of the highlights of our life. Sharing such an important occasion, with the person we love, and spending that special day with friends and family, can be a beautiful experience. But, as we all know, the wedding is just the beginning of your new life together. Not only that, but what happens right after the ceremony? The honeymoon, of course.

Unfortunately, not all of us can go off to a land full of white beaches. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a honeymoon that is worth remembering. In fact, most of these places would look great in your wedding photo book, along with pictures of your big day.

Here are some of the best honeymoon locations to go to if you’re on a budget.

Belize

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Just South of the border of Mexico lies a land that is as pristine, as it is vibrant. Belize is on the top of many people’s list because it is so beautiful and so cost-effective. Many hotels and accommodations down there are perfect for those looking to save a few bucks, and you can get a lot more bang for your buck while you’re down there. Be sure to check out some scuba lessons, and to see the great blue hole in the middle of the ocean. Additionally, for the more adventurous, you can trek through the jungle and see some ancient Mayan ruins.

Canada

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Canada can be perfect for a couple that wants to make their honeymoon funds stretch a bit further. First of all, flights and travel accommodations will be much more affordable, and if you know where to look, you can get all the flavor and flair of a European vacation, without having to spend thousands, as well as beautiful geographical locations. Top choices for honeymooners include Montreal and Vancouver.

Croatia


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If you’re looking for something a bit more Mediterranean, then why not try a country that will provide you with excellent trips at a much more reasonable price? Your dollars will stretch further in this country by the sea more so than other European counterparts. Be sure to soak up some sun on the beach and explore the medieval architecture that litters the city.

Ireland

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If you’re a big fan of beer, history, and gorgeous scenery, then the Emerald Isle can be a fantastic place to kick off your marriage. Tour old castles and spend your nights at the pub, sharing drinks and stories with the locals. You can sometimes find great deals on flights, and you’ll easily get your money’s worth when it comes to travel and food in the country.

Jamaica

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For honeymooners, there’s nothing like a trip to the Caribbean. Warm weather, beautiful ocean scenery, and a score of hotels that cater to tourists means that Jamaica is paradise for newlyweds looking to get away. The island itself is rather affordable, and if you can find a great deal on flights, then you will have a wonderful vacation without breaking the bank.

Mexico


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While parts of Mexico may be a bit unsafe, Cancun and the Yucatan Peninsula are fantastic places to visit for honeymooners. Not only will your dollar go further, but you can also take advantage of any one of numerous all-inclusive resorts that offer food, drinks, and entertainment for one low price. Be sure to visit some incredible ruins while you’re there.

Nicaragua


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If you want a place full of adventure and thrills, then Nicaragua is a perfect destination for you and your new spouse. Although it’s not a huge tourist destination, that’s what makes it so perfect and affordable. The country is fairly affordable, and it offers plenty of outdoor activities, from hiking through the jungle to zip lining through rainforests. You can even go mountain climbing and see active volcanoes on your adventures.

Portugal


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Although Europe may be a bit on the expensive side, Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in the area. Best of all, you can still find plenty of history, culture, and amazing attractions that you won’t find anywhere else. Even though it won’t hit your wallet too hard, you will be able to get some of the best food and wine that you’ve ever tasted. Be sure to check out some of the area’s wineries and fishing villages to get an authentic feel for Portugal.

Thailand


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If you want a location that will be both light on the wallet and exciting on the palate, then Thailand is the place to go. As a major tourist destination in Southeast Asia, you will find a local population that is ready to cater to your needs, and you’ll find that everything costs a fraction of what it does in the states. While you’re in the country, you have to try out some of the best street food in the world, as well as check out the magnificent beaches and ancient temples that are spread across the countryside.

Turkey


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For those who want a vacation that is rich with Middle Eastern culture, Turkey is a honeymooning paradise. Istanbul is probably one of the most vibrant international cities, and there you will find relatively affordable accommodations, food, and tours of the historical and beautiful city. Mosques, temples, and ancient ruins dot the landscape, meaning that you can feel like you’re a part of history while enjoying your new life with your spouse.

Once your honeymoon is complete, you will want to consolidate all of your pictures into one stunning and beautiful wedding photo album.