You’ve booked your venue, chosen your dress and your rings. Next comes the task of choosing, saving for and booking your honeymoon. Finding your dream destination at an affordable price, booking flights and arranging transfers all takes time. In the run-up to your big day, your to-do-list is probably pretty full, so here at Wedding Ideas we are big advocates for taking a minimoon first and holding on to the honeymoon for a little while later. Here’s why:
Husbands and brides-to-be often have a mammoth spread sheet to tackle their wedding planning, covering everything they need to book or buy, payment dates and what’s left in their budget. It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive, so why add to the stress with an all-out honeymoon too? Take a minimoon after the wedding instead to cut costs and take the pressure off so you can enjoy the planning rather than worry about it and wait to take a honeymoon later in the year.
Go somewhere special
This applies to both your minimoon after the wedding and a honeymoon if you choose to take one later. By choosing a minimoon in the UK, you can visit somewhere that has meaning to your relationship as a couple and relive all those wonderful memories as you begin your married life. You can, of course, go somewhere short-haul on your minimoon too if that special place is abroad.
If you choose a minimoon after the wedding and postpone your full-blown honeymoon until a few months later, you give yourselves the opportunity to save up again, creating the budget for a trip of a lifetime that you might not have had when paying for your wedding costs as well. It also means you can easily put wedding gift money towards the cost of your honeymoon, without having to fork out the deposits yourself first.
Minimoons in the UK make it much easier to plan a surprise trip for your new husband or wife because you won’t need to sneak a peek at their passport or arrange visas and flights. Simply book the time off work for you both, choose your destination and surprise the love of your life with a romantic getaway just when you want one the most.
Get that newlywed feeling for longer
By taking a minimoon first before planning your honeymoon for a few months later, you get to enjoy the feeling of newly-wedded bliss for longer. Of course, the love you share won’t wear off after the wedding, but going on your honeymoon later is guaranteed to bring back all the beautiful feelings and memories of the day. After getting used to your regular routine again for a while, it’s lovely to indulge in the special treatment and romance that honeymoons bring.
Inspired by the idea of a minimoon? You’ll love a minimoon in the New Forest, just 1.5 hours from London where activities, stunning scenery and delicious dining abound.