Post # 1
We are getting married in December next year. I’ve always wanted my honeymoon in Europe (specifically Greece or Italy) but in December the weather isn’t great and FI can’t get a lot of time off because his holiday to work is New Years. So I was thinking of doing a small honeymoon, maybe Orlando to see HP world again after they hopefully have added to it and then going to Europe in May. Has anyone ever done a small (I guess it’s called “mini-moon” honeymoon followed by a bigger one? Did you actually still feel like you were on a honeymoon even though it was months later?
Post # 3
@WhiteSnow: a friend of mine did this and still felt like it was her honeymoon even tho it occurred ~6 months after her wedding.her mini moon was literally a weekend in NYC which was something they chose for financial reasons and then went to Mykonos, greece later. she said the spark was definitely still there and so was the feeling of it being “new” i think what helped her was telling the staff at their hotel that it was their honeymoon bcus they made it extra special. (not saying it wouldnt have been special without their extra accomodations)
Post # 4
@WhiteSnow: we did something similar – we had our wedding in Miami (on a cruise ship), then went on a 3 day cruise with our family/friends who could make it. (did not count this as part of the ‘mini-moon’, because we had our parents + 30 people with us) We stayed a few extra days in Miami before we headed home, just the two of us, so that was our ‘mini-moon’. We took off 2 weeks for that trip, and it would have been a lot of trouble to arrange a DW then immediate honeymoon afterwards, so we delayed our honeymoon.
We had our honeymoon about 6 months later. Honestly, most of the time it just felt like another vacation, but that’s probably because we spent most of our time hiking and doing outdoorsy stuff. But that’s the type of vacation we tend to take.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We did nothing right after our wedding and will be going on our honeymoon in February. We’re still excitedly anticipating our vacation and definitely look at it as a honeymoon.
Post # 6
@WhiteSnow: We did a mini-moon for a couple days after the wedding and a bigger honeymoon about two months later. I am so happy we did it this way. I would have been completely overwhelmed going on the big honeymoon right afterwards. Having the honeymoon separated by a couple months gave us something to look forward to, plus you have time to plan for everything you want to do after the craziness of the wedding. I think this is becoming more popular and it doesn’t matter when you saying you are on your honeymoon.
Post # 7
One of my best friends did this, and they had the best time! I thought it was a brilliant idea because they got to go on two trips. 🙂 Your plan sounds absolutely amazing!
Post # 8
honeymoon…vacation…call it want you want, just take it with your partner and enjoy yourself 🙂
Post # 9
i think we are going to do this! for financial reasons!
Post # 10
@WhiteSnow: i see you are contemplating greece or italy. we went to italy in october for our honeymoon. it was the perfect time of year to go. tourist season was over so it wasn’t crowded and the weather was still perfect. we had 75 and sunny every day of our trip.
i know a few people who minimooned and then honeymooned later.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Yep, and we both LOVED it! Got married in July, did a two-night mini-moon to Williamsburg, Va, then went to New Zealand about five months later- basically for the same reasons you did (weather).
I’m really happy we did those two days just to get away. And I loved that we had something big to look forward to! We saved most of the honeymoon planning until after the wedding.
Post # 12
@WhiteSnow: This is our plan (seriously, this is EXACTLY OUR PLAN). Harry Potter World for a day after the expansion opens (it’s supposed to open next summer and we’re going in October 2014). Going to Oktoberfest 2015 in Germany. I suppose that will be more of a one year anniversary trip at that point. It’s designed to be our “inaugural” anniversary trip, and we plan to do one every year after that.
Post # 13
Our plan is the same, but at the same time the exact opposite of yours! We live in London, so the small honeymoon for us is a weekend in Greece or Italy, or possibly a Spanish Island, and then we’re going to save up to go to America with the kids and take them to either HP World or Disneyland lol
Post # 14
That’s what we’re doing — mini-honeymoon for a few days in a TBD place where we can legally marry (we’re both women and our home state of Georgia is not down with the rainbow) and then take a 3 week trip to New Zealand in December when we’re both on winter break (I’m in law school, fiancee will be doing her masters in ed).
Post # 15
We are doing this for our wedding. We are going to go to a beachy area of the US. We were thinking Florida, california, or Texas. (still unsure.) then the following year (with some tax money) taking our actual honeymoon and a family vacation (with our then 5 year old.)
Post # 16
Hahaha too funny, we’re planning to take a minimoon to HP world too for a few days right after the wedding. Our honeymoon will be in January, a 10 day cruise. It was exactly what we wanted so we decided to delay it.