Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a royal and elaborate honeymoon.  It ‘s been reported that Prince William and new wife Kate Middleton spent $72,000 a night on their special getaway.  The two flew last Tuesday to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, according to RadarOnline.  They rented their own private resort on a privately-owned island.  “We rented the island to the British royal family,” owner and German businessman Farhad Vladi explained.  “Prince William and Kate are spending their honeymoon there.”

What are some ways to lower the cost of your honeymoon without taking away the romance?

Cupids Advice:

Honeymoons do not need to be expensive at all.  Here are some cheap ways to still have a romantic getaway:

1. Road trip: Pick a close resort, hop in the car and go.  This will save hundreds or thousands in airfare or cruising.

2. Be creative: Come up with fun activities, like beach volleyball or card games, that do not cost any money but will still make fond memories for you and your new spouse.

3. Shop-free: You don’t need a keychain from the tropical island you just visited.  Take lots of pictures instead, or collect shells, brochures, etc. and make a memory box of your trip.

How did you save money on your honeymoon? Share your comments below.