Where's the best place for a secluded honeymoon? An affordable honeymoon? A honeymoon for people who love the beach?

The August-September issue of Modern Bride has recommendations for these and many other types of post-wedding trips. The magazine, which goes on sale June 15, says Mexico is the best place to honeymoon if you're looking for affordability. For adventure travel, the magazine recommends Costa Rica; for food and culture, Italy; and for nightlife, Las Vegas. For seclusion, head to Fiji; for best beaches, Hawaii; and for a ski trip following a winter wedding, Colorado.

Dreaming of a wedding fit for a princess? Consider getting married in an Irish castle. The summer issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine explains how to do it, recommending as possible venues Knappogue Castle and Glin Castle, each a 40-minute drive from Shannon airport; Glenarm Castle in Northern Ireland; and Ashford Castle in County Mayo.

To help pay for postnuptial travel, check out the honeymoon registry system at www.travelersjoy.com. Family and friends can contribute money here toward a trip planned by the couple, or can even choose from a list of specific "gifts" for the trip, such as horseback riding on the beach. Once all the gifts are in, the Web site takes a 7.5 percent commission off the total amount and sends a check for the balance to the couple. At www.weddingchannel.com couples can add honeymoon packages from Sandals resorts and Starwood Hotels to requests for food processors and towels.

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