13 really good reasons to have a minimoon

Why you should take a short relaxing break after your wedding

13 really good reasons to have a minimoon
Minimoon = best idea ever. Image: Getty

Like the idea of taking a short break after your wedding and saving up for you big honeymoon? You're not the only one! More and more couples are taking a small minimoon and then taking their time planning their big trip. Here are 13 good reasons to take a minimoon...

1. You get to have your cake and eat it. After all, who doesn't want two holidays instead of one?

2. After all the money you spent on a wedding, it gives you more time to save up for a bigger holiday later in the year.

3. You can focus on one thing at a time. Who wants the stress of planning itineraries when you're arguing over table plans?

4. Given that minimoons are usually closer to home, it cuts the time of travel. You'll be really tired after planning a wedding after all.

5. Speaking of planning, it gives you something new to organise after the big day - in case you have spreadsheet withdrawal symptoms.


6. It gives you something to look forward to, you know, apart from the whole spending the rest of your life with your soulmate thing.

7. It makes picking between two destinations easier. A few days in Paris vs a week in the Maldives? Just do both!

8. It means less pressure to actually do stuff on honeymoon. You can't even face the walk from the sun bed to the pool, let alone go on a hike.

9. You like telling people you're going on a "minimoon", it makes you sounds wise and well-travelled. Well, you hope.

10. It's ideal if you don't have much annual leave left, but still want to celebrate just the two of you.


11. It's the perfect opportunity to visit that city you always talked about but never quite got round to visiting.

12. If you're getting married in the summer, you can go somewhere tropical in the winter. In other words you get two summers in one year - and that's just magical.

13. Plus you get to wear your honeymoon wardrobe twice. And your OH said that tenth bikini was a waste of money, pah!

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