(Closed) anyone else dislike the term minimoon?!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It sounds like a small bum to me. *giggles*

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2742 posts
Sugar bee



Never heard of it before WB. Don’t have an opinion one way or the other.

Post # 6
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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 # 8
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@7SEVENJ9: Bad girl!  LOL πŸ™‚

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
2858 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 14
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@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 # 16
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

rollercoaster— Ditto! 

We were gone for 6 days but stayed in the state and I almost felt embarrassed when people snubbed my in state honeymoon. By The Way the hubby and I LOVED it!

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