(Closed) What is your definition of a “minimoon” and for how long?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A weekend versus a week I think. 5 days is like…middle ground for me. Not quite the length for either. I either go 3 days or a full week

Or i guess, something really simple versus an elaborate blow out within the 1- year newlywed time frame. After that it becomes an “anniversary” =]

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

We’re calling ours a minimoon because we’re taking the tent (that was purchased for us off our REI registry) and are going to camp and hike within a few hour drive for several days. I also consider it a minimoon because we’re not making any concrete plans, just going with the flow and checking out the weather the day we plan to leave. If the weather calls for rain we’ll take my parents’ camper instead of the tent.

We’re moving just after the wedding and don’t have a new house yet so all of our stuff is going into storage for up to 8 months. We’ve agreed to take a real honeymoon vacation when we’re settled in our new house (fingers are crossed that it happens sooner rather than later!)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having a minimoon because I have law school the week following the wedding. We are staying at the Ritz in the area of the wedding for the wedding night & perhaps following two nights – then in December we are doing a 2 week honeymoon in Europe during my xmas break from school.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I called mine a honeymoon even though it would probably be considered a minimoon by others. It was short (4 days) and close to home (2 hours drive away). Some people say “minimoon” when they intend to take a bigger honeymoon later.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i agree with mary-alice – minimoon is i guess if you plan on having another. Even if its one day, just because its a short honeymoon – its special to the couple and shouldnt be consider just because. Its more for pre-honeymoon references 🙂 My cousin had a weekend honeymoon in the Bahamas months after her honeymoon and I wouldnt dare refer to it as a minimoon – I know how special it was to her and her husband!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ours was definitely mini–2 nights, 3 days in Cape May. I needed to go back to work–we are taking a bigger trip for Christmas since we both have lots of time off then.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

An extra 2 nights in Vegas after the ceremony, plus a couple days at home to reorganize. We’re trying to buy a house, and didn’t want to spend the money right now.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I refer to our trip as a “mini-moon”.  It was basically a the length of a long weekend trip instead of an entire week or longer.  We left on Monday and came home on Thursday AM.  We also went to a location somewhat close-by (and we drove instead of flying), so I think for me that makes it a “mini” instead of an actual honeymoon.  We’re also hoping to take a longer trip sometime in the future to the Caribbean, like for our 1st anniversary.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

short and sweet, 3 or 4 so days.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

To me, a minimoon is a trip that lasts less than 5-6 days (so, like a long weekend), whereas a honeymoon is anything a week or more.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m calling mine a “minimoon” and don’t intend on taking a bigger honeymoon later (we may take a trip together later…but it won’t be a “honeymoon”). I call it a minimoon because I like how it sounds, and ’cause it easily conveys that it’s going to be a small, less expensive trip. I don’t think it makes it sound any less important.

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