Post # 1
I don’t know what it is, but I really dislike the term minimoon! It’s like if you can’t go on the big fancy trip to hawaii/fiji/mexico/europe, you have to “settle” for a minimoon, poor you. 🙁 What about those of us who are choosing to not spend thousands on a trip after the wedding, and still aren’t planning a big “real” honeymoon later? I know that we’ll have many trips in our future, and I hope that we will be able to have a fancy vacation sometime…. but it won’t be our honeymoon. Our honeymoon will be a small trip immediately after the wedding that won’t break the bank and send us into debt. Just because it’s not a 10 day $5k+ vacation on the beach, doesn’t make it less of a honeymoon! 🙂 please, bees, tell me I’m not the only one who doesn’t like/get the whole segregation of honey/mini moons!
Post # 3
It sounds like a small bum to me. *giggles*
Post # 4
Minimoon for some reason reminds me of little cows like these:
Maybe because I leave off the end and just think Mini-moo.
Post # 5
Never heard of it before WB. Don’t have an opinion one way or the other.
Post # 6
The term doesn’t bother me in general, but I see your point! It would bother me if I decided to go on a shorter or less extravagant honey moon and someone else called it a “minimoon.”
Post # 7
hahaha, you guys are funny!
Post # 8
I don’t think the term mini-moon means that you didn’t want to spend a fortune on a big fancy honeymoon. To me, it comes down to length of the trip, not money spent.
A weekend trip after the wedding = Minimoon
A week-long plus trip after the wedding = Honeymoon
Either could cost a ton or a little depending on where you go and what you do.
Post # 9
Totally! We’re taking a local honeymoon….NOT a mini-moon. We’re paying for a freaking wedding AND a vacation. There is nothing MINI about that!
Post # 10
@7SEVENJ9: Bad girl! LOL 🙂
I’ve never had a problem with minimoon. To me, I never thought it implied that a “real” honeymoon lasted more than a week and involved an exotic/foreign destination. I always thought a minimoon was more of a short getaway (like a long weekend) that was taken simply because the bride and groom (for whatever reason) couldn’t take that much time away (usually due to job or familiy obligations.) They can still be quite luxurious and expensive, but are just shorter by design. I’ve never felt they were “less than.”
My husband and I plan to have a minimoon after our wedding. We will definitely go somewhere very nice, but only for a few days, because he cannot leave his business for very long at a time.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
In my recent post, I’m calling our post-wedding trip a minimoon because it’s going to be a quick 3-4 day trip, not because of how much we’re planning on spending. We’lll take a 7-10 day honeymoon later on that year, so the first trip is “mini.”
Post # 12
Lol Id never heard about till I came on WB, but I think its quite a cute term.. mini-moon. I’ve started calling my honeymoon a mini-moon. but I guess am in the minority on this.
Post # 13
@Mrs.KMM: but a weekend trip IS a honeymoon! back in the day, most people only took a few days, and went somewhere within driving distance… you know, so they could go back to work. the whole concept of the big, extravagent, week+ long honeymoon is a relatively newer thing.
Post # 14
@simplifiedbride: Back in what day? Everyone from my parent’s generation who’s situation I know also took a week-long trip after their wedding. I really don’t think it’s that new of a thing.
Post # 15
I think my problem is the idea that it’s “mini”, as in less than… like it’s not a real honeymoon, it’s honeymoon-lite… which I find kinda insulting. Your honeymoon could be one night or a weekend. I just think we’ve become obsessed with the big trip, and anything less is considered “mini” and that you need to have a “maxi”moon later. hahaha, maximoon. 😉
Post # 16
We were gone for 6 days but stayed in the state and I almost felt embarrassed when people snubbed my in state honeymoon. BTW the hubby and I LOVED it!