(Closed) What makes it a mini-moon?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I don’t know the actual definition. I am using mini-moon to mean the 2 night trip we take to an outer island (Lanai) a few days after our wedding, because I have to get back to school soon thereafter. 6 months later we will go on our ‘real’ honeymoon…the more expensive, longer international trip when we have more time. I wonder if I’ll get honeymoon discounts and upgrades even if it’s 6 months later.

Post # 4
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would define “mini-moon” as a small, less expensive trip you take right away after the wedding when you are planning a more elaborate “honeymoon” at a later date. If that makes sense…

Our wedding was 8/22 and we took a 5 day “mini-moon” after our wedding- somewhere we could drive, and then are taking our full honeymoon in February to the Caribbean.

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yup, whenever I’ve heard of other people say mini-moon, its just a shorter trip, not necessarily inexpensive.  A lot of people don’t have the time they’d need off from work so they do an really nice trip maybe like 3 nights somewhere.  So I don’t think yours counts, yours is a full honeymoon!  Have a great time when ya do go :o)

Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’d say shorter and less expensive. We took two days and spent them in Amish Country. If we were to do it over, I’d add at least one more day.

Post # 7
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder.  My husband and I went to Seattle, and we were there for 3 days (plus essentially one day on each end flying to and from the east coast).  It was our full-blown honeymoon.  We spent what seemed like an ungodly amount to us, but a pittance compared to a lot of honeymoons I’ve read about here.

Post # 8
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I consider ours a minimoon because we had to delay our two week honeymoon in Europe till December because of law school for me. So we are staying at a nice hotel on the same part of Miami that we are getting married for about three nights & just disconnect and enjoy our first newlywed days! Then, I just know its Europe, b/c FI’s planning everything and tells me wedding night – so the hotel stay days after the wedding is our “minimoon!” I will be staying at the hotel since Friday, sleeping alone and having my bridal suite there, then after the wedding our minimoon commences in the same place/room 🙂

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