(Closed) If honeymoon is delayed, taking a minimoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i think that sounds lovely! we’ll be taking out honeymoon about 6 months after the wedding (want to go to the maldives and jan/feb is peak season). we’re not taking a minimoon per se, but since the wedding is in france (fiance is french but we will be living in the UK) we will already be having a sort-of destination wedding so we’ll just stay in france a few days extra to relax. i think taking a couple of days off will be great for you and probably much needed!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

We are. We don’t want to honeymoon until a couple of months after the wedding (I like my warm weather holidays and the weather in September is still beautiful here, so we are waiting until it is cooler) so our plan is:

Saturday – wedding, Sunday – brunch and day with out of town friends and family, Monday – drop mom & step-dad at the airport then head to a romantic seaside cottage for 2 days (we’ve spent a couple of Valentines days there so it is a special place for us), Thursday – fly to where my mom lives (she’s hosting a tea/garden party for us the week after the wedding), Monday – fly home, Tuesday – back to work 🙁

 

I would be happy with even just 3 days at the seaside cottage. I think your plan is a good one. It’s nice to have down time together and just enjoy being married. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s what we did. We simply didn’t have the funds for a nice honeymoon since our wedding was so pricey, so we did a quickie extended weekend minimoon. We planned to go on a more elaborate honeymoon later on. I would rather save up for a fancier honeymoon than settle for something that is mediocre because I had to do it super cheap. Not that I’m saying all cheap things are mediocre, but with some things (such as hotels), you do often get what you pay for.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that’s a great idea. We aren’t having our actual honeymoon until a few months after the wedding. But we are taking a 3 day little trip to Cape May, NJ where we got engaged and staying in the same bed and breakfast we stayed in during that time. Our wedding is on a Sunday and we are leaving on Monday.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing a mini-moon and I’m super excited. I think it’s a great alternative. And a way you can really enjoy a fabulous vacation for your honeymoon.

We’re getting married on Sunday. Farewell Brunch on Monday (Labor Day). Get everything settled and fly out Tuesday. Spend several days staying at my grandmother’s condo in Ft. Lauderdale relaxing (she won’t be there, and it’s free) a the beach. Then home on Saturday or Sunday and work on Monday. Then the real honeymoon is 3 weeks in Africa several months later.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@classyashley:  That is what my Fiance and I are doing after our August wedding. We are going to save up for a year to go on a fantastic honeymoon to somewhere we both haven’t been before…thinking Tahiti/Bora Bora and going on 1 year wedding anniversary.  And we also want to try and book our honeymoon for the “off” season to save some money. Other than that we are taking a 2-4 day min-moon somewhere after the wedding. Not sure where yet…but definitely getting away for a few days! =)

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A Mini-Moon is a FABULOUS idea.

I don’t get the whole idea of getting married, and then going back to work the next day.

Weddings are HUGE Milestones, and a celebration on one’s love… taking time to enjoy that as a couple is important IMO… beyond the reaches of the day-to-day routine world… even if only for a day or two.

Country Inns (particularly historic properties) can be very very romatic… can I ask what part of the country you’ll be visiting one in ?

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Thats a grear idea. Go somewhere near by. We’re actually not even taking a honeymoon. Just a mini moon for us 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we went on a mini-moon 3 weeks after our wedding. my husband is in the military so we had some things we needed to take care of right after the wedding- getting housing/moving, getting me enrolled in the system, etc- so we didn’t really have time to go on a honeymoon right away. we spent a few days at disneyland for our mini-moon and then in december went to hawaii for our “real” honeymoon.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

That`s what we did. We got married last June and for the weekend of the wedding rented this amazing suite in a fancy hotel in our city for a few days. We waited until September to go on our honeymoon to Paris, so it was nice to have that mini-moon right after the wedding to celebrate 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think that sounds like a lovely idea. We’re getting married in Bali, and between the time we’ll need to prepare for the wedding, we will definitely not have time for a proper honeymoon. We’ll be spending a few extra days, maybe at a different resort, to chill out after the wedding. Our closest family members and friends will probably be there too after the wedding. We want to do an extended European honeymoon later, probably to coincide with visiting FI’s family who are in Switzerland.

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