"You're mini-moon won't be special enough!"

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SouthernGirl:  People never used to go far away and certainly not anywhere exotic. The point is that you two get to be alone and celebrate being married togther. That is all that really matters. 

FI and I always dreamed of going away to a particular place, but reccently I found out I had celiacs and can not eat gluten. It pretty much changed our entire honeymoon plans. 

Things happen. Its life. Gotta roll with the punches. Dont let anyone get you down. Appreciate and enjoy it! As long as you two are together and happy, that is all that matters. 


Post # 5
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SouthernGirl:  FI and I are doing the exact same thing, we got a suite for the wedding weekend at a nice hotel, that’s actually only about 1 mile from our house. 

But just to be somewhere, anywhere but home, will be special. Lay in bed, order room service, relax, just love each other. Enjoy the bliss of being newly married. That’s what the honeymoon should be about. Its not about the destination, its about being together. 

Post # 6
795 posts
Busy bee

@SouthernGirl:  The only way it wouldn’t be special is if YOU two felt like it wouldn’t be! If you’re both comfortable with the idea, then it will be perfect! I don’t see a thing wrong with it, you guys will have a great time. 

Post # 7
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do whatever makes you happy! People just use the term “honeymoon” as an excuse to spend more money than they normally would on a vacation.

Part of me feels like, “This is the last time before we have kids that we can take this type of a vacation and it’s our first time vacationing as a married couple, we should DO.IT.UP!”

And the other part of me feels like, “Let’s be real here – this isn’t my first or my last vacation with FI. As long as we have a good time and get to be alone together and enjoy our marriedness, that’s all that matters.”

I think they’re both valid feelings to have and no one should make you feel like it’s not!

Post # 8
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a mini moon at home and it was awesome. Don’t listen to anyone else. It’s about celebrating your union and how you both choose to do that best is only you two.

Post # 9
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SouthernGirl:  We had an awesome, simple, cheap honeymoon a few hours from our house. All that matters is you get some time alone relaxing!

If friends are making you feel bad about your choice, ask them to contribute to your honeymoon fund! 😛

Post # 10
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

@SouthernGirl:  We’re in a similar situation. Finances won’t allow us to have an extravagant honeymoon, so we’re going to go on a minimoon around our homestate, Michigan.

We recently moved out of state and miss Michigan terribly. Both of our families have cabins “up north”, so we plan on staying at both of them and also seeing the things we haven’t been able to see yet (there’s lots to see in Michigan!). 

We haven’t told anyone yet, but our family would probably react like yours.

Honestly, I know we’re going to love it. And we’re planning on taking a big trip out west for our first anniversary. 

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think the modern two week mega-moon is a new thing.

I don’t know ANYONE who had a massive 2 week exotic honeymoon who got married before the 90s!

Everyone I asked had a “mini moon” (by today’s standards).

So I’m sure yours will be PLENTY special!


Post # 12
25 posts

@SouthernGirl:  its your honeymoon. you can do whatever you want/can afford. dont let other people who arent giving you a dime make you question your choice (not sayin you are) their opinion, is just that – theirs. do what you are comfortable with. 

i personally think a mini moon or weekend trip is a great alternative to spending thousands on a honeymoon when finances/other obligations dont allow you to have the honeymoon of your dreams right away& besides it gives you an excuse to go on a trip later if you want !

Post # 13
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@tksjewelry:  we did too! We stayed at home and went kayaking at the lake down the road. There are so many things here that we havent done before…

Post # 14
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My husband and I went on a mini moon to the Catskills.  It was just what we needed after the wedding.  A few days away from all of our family and friends, decompressing, relaxing and having fun.  A year later we went on our honeymoon to Morocco and Paris.  Waiting allowed us to save up money and vacation time for a really fantastic  fantastic trip.  I think I would have been way too stressed to pack for an international trip right after our destination wedding in New Orleans and we would have had less time available, because of vacation days.

It’s okay to do it when you’re ready and financially able to have the trip you want.

Post # 15
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Personally, I think its beautiful that you and FI are making the most of your present circumstances and still planning something special that reflects yall’s personalities as a couple. Everyone is different and every couple is different. Plus, itll be nice to just have a few calm nights with your new husband, maybe a nice dinner and just some bonding time between you guys. I think its a great idea!


Post # 16
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Chile, please?! Ignore everyone else… I am mad I can only afford a week long honeymoon, haha! My dream second honeymoon will have to wait until my money is right. Anything that you do will be special because it will be celebrating being married! Nothing is wrong with a mini-moon. Everyone cannot afford a month long party, that is just how it is. Enjoy yourself. A staycation is great because you don’t HAVE to do anything! 

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