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Yeah, we've heard it before: getting married is exciting and... expensive. So, if you're starting to feel sticker shock, before you even get to booking the honeymoon, you want to check out one of these honeymooners that let you book now, pay later.
1. Carnival Cruises
Why Go: Carnival has a playful reputation for a reason. You'll find, especially on shorter sailings, plenty of young couples and groups of friends ordering buckets of beer by the pool and filling the nightclub dance floor into the wee hours of the morning.
What's the Deal: You can put just $100 down, and then pay up to 60 days before the sailing. In addition, if you find a better deal within two days of booking they will give you 110 percent of the difference in onboard credit; Carnival Cruises
2. Turtle Island, Fiji
Why Go: This decadent beachy paradise accommodates only 14 couples at a time, so you'll never feel like just a number in a crowd.
What's the Deal: A $3,000 deposit is required, and payments can be made at your leisure until 60 days before the trip, when the the balance is due; Turtle Island, Fiji
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3. Premier River Cruises
Why Go: This agency, specializing in river cruises, offers a wide range of lines and itineraries to choose from, from Asia to Europe.
What's the Deal: Any trip of seven nights or longer is eligible, and payments are scheduled monthly or bi-monthly in increments of $250 or more. A deposit is required, but you can book more than a year before your trip; Premier River Cruises
4. Costa Rica Vacations
Why Go: This Costa Rica-only travel agency is made up of many expats living in Costa Rica: chances are, they know the destination better than your regular agent. Whether you're looking for a couples-only retreat in the jungle, or an eco-resort on the beach, they can help you find it.
What's the Deal: This tour operator requires a 25 percent deposit, but you can create your own payment schedule until 30 days before your trip, when with the final balance is due; Costa Rica Vacations
5. Sandals Resorts
Why Go: These adults-only Caribbean resorts — located in Jamaica, St. Lucia, The Bahamas, Antigua, Grenada, and Barbados — are positively filled with honeymooners. Expect to share and anniversary, and probably a whole lot more, with most of the couples around the pool.
What's the Deal: Sandals requires a $400 deposit, with the rest of the amount due 45 days before your trip. Payments can be made online at any time, and the line also has a registry program that allows guests to pay for the honeymoon, too. (Yeah, you know you want a great vacation way more than that blender!); Sandals Resorts