It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. In 2018, the average U.S. wedding cost was a whopping $45,000. But you do only get one wedding, and it can be tricky to know where and how to scale back.

That’s why one of the best ways to finance your dream wedding is to book a more affordable honeymoon. Although many people assume that honeymoons have to break the bank, a recent study found that there are some amazing, wallet-friendly destinations that are perfect for those balling on a budget.

Here are the affordable honeymoon spots every couple should know about.

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If you’re trying to stay in the $3,000 range, you have some solid options such as Hilton Head (SC), Sanibel Island (FL), Savannah (GA), and Charleston (SC), and Lake Tahoe (CA). So whether you’d prefer to spend a romantic week beneath Spanish moss in Savannah or Charleston, or to soak up the sun in Hilton Head or Sanibel Island, or to go for long day hikes around Lake Tahoe, there’s an affordable honeymoon with your name on it.

Or, if you’re the budget is more in the $4,000+ range, you could even opt to spend a week in Hawaii, The Big Sur (CA), or in Jackson Hole (WY). No matter which place you go with, that would be money well spent!

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Interested in knowing where exactly your money would be going on these affordable honeymoons? Well, the study accounted for pretty much every expense that you could possibly incur. From the cost of round-trip flights to lodging to food and drinks to activities, you’ll have a great idea of the total cost from the get-go. As you might expect, the most substantial portion of your budget will go towards lodging. But if you book carefully, you can get lodging in some incredible locations for right  around $1,200, like on the Big Island (HI), for example.

Now the only question is: What affordable honeymoon is the best fit for you? Check out the full study here