Organizing your wedding to be held in the winter months can be one of the best money-saving strategies to use, with the price of many venues, wedding photographers, and other vendors being cheaper during the off-season. However, tying the knot during the colder weather means that you’ll need to spend more time choosing the ideal winter honeymoon destination, particularly if you plan to jet off as soon as possible to spend some quality time enjoying your first few days or weeks of married life. The good news is that winter honeymoons can be even better, since summer is such an expensive time of year to travel. We’ve put together some of the best honeymoon destination ideas that are perfect locations to visit during the winter.

#1. Rio De Janeiro:

Brazil is an amazing country to visit any time of the year, but with summertime in South America falling at the beginning and end of the year, Rio De Janeiro can be the perfect destination for your winter honeymoon. If you want a fun-filled yet relaxing honeymoon where you don’t need to feel guilty for spending most of your time lounging on the beach, visit during December and January, when temperatures can reach a scorching 104ºF/40ºC.

#2. The Caribbean:

Popular as a family vacation destination over Christmas, if you’re looking for some winter sun for your honeymoon, the Caribbean could hold all the answers to your questions. The islands of the Caribbean offer endless options for a romantic getaway, with St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados, Mustique, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic being some of the most popular choices. Visit for more information on honeymooning in the Caribbean.

#3. Swiss Alps:

If you’re embracing the fact that you’re getting married during the winter and want your honeymoon to involve some snow, a trip to the Swiss Alps could make for the perfect winter getaway destination. If you want to get to the heart of the winter weather, there’s nothing like spending your honeymoon skiing down some of Switzerland’s best slopes. Popular resorts such as St. Moritz, Verbier, and Wengen offer some of the most amazing winter scenery from your hotel room or opt for Klosters if you want to brush shoulders with royals and A-Listers.

#4. South Thailand:

The South of Thailand is a classic winter break destination, with plenty for newlyweds to enjoy. Whether you want to live it up in the honeymoon suite of a five-star hotel or envision yourself spending nights with your love on a private and peaceful hut on the beach, this destination has everything that you need and more.  With incredible cuisine and vibrant nightlife, there’s certainly plenty for couples of all ages to get involved in here. Take stunning honeymoon photos using the iconic scenery from the rugged cliffsides on the Andaman Sea, or explore the Gulf of Thailand to the east, with spectacular white sand beaches and exciting diving areas.

Who said that getting married in the winter had to be cold?