The Wedding Affair’s Perfect Planning Guide… Let’s Talk About Your Mini Moon
Good morning everyone. How are you all on this not so lovely Wednesday morning? On a serious note though, it would be nice to see the sun every once in a while here in Yorkshire. Oh, and talking of sun – this has got me rather excited to be jetting off to Italy in two weeks time. On the 27th of June I will have touched down in Venice for a 2 week exploration of some of the most gorgeous cities and lakes. I can’t wait!
To get you feeling that summer holiday vibe too, we have a blog today all about Mini Moons and why they would be an option for your post-wedding treat.
We will also be discussing Mini Moons in #WeddingHour tonight from 9pm, over on Twitter. It’s a great area to find all your pretty inspiration in one place and talk to other Brides and Grooms, suppliers. We will now be dedicating Wednesdays blog’s to topics we would like to get discussing; bringing you both some lovely guides, tips and putting you in contact with some of the areas finest talent. We also hope that by writing these blogs it will get you a teeny bit more familiar with #WeddingHour and get the cogs in your head turning as to how you could join in yourself.
So, do join us tonight for your weekly fix of wedding gorgeousness.
In the mean time, let’s take a look as to why so many couples are opting for Mini Moons over the traditional Honeymoon.
So, Why Choose A Mini Moon?
Mini Moons can make for the most perfect post-wedding treat. No Jet lag, no long haul flights, and best of all – if you choose, close to home!
If a honey moon just isn’t for you, or if you would rather go for one at a different time of the year you are getting married. Surely a Mini Moon has to be the perfect option?
Grooms and Brides-to-be often have a huge spread sheet (and even then, huge is still probably an understatement) 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, if you aren’t wanting to add to the stress with an all-out honeymoon too, why not take a mini moon? Many are now having mini moon’s after the wedding instead to cut costs, and to take the pressure off, meaning that you can enjoy the planning rather than worry about it and wait to take a honeymoon later in the year!
This applies to both your Mini Moon after the wedding and a honeymoon, if you choose to take one later. By choosing a Mini Moon 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 Mini Moon too if that special place is abroad.
Some short haul location idea’s to give you inspiration: Belgium, Rome, Paris and Barcelona… Where would your dream destination be?
If you choose a Mini Moon 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.
For long haul honeymoon ideas we are loving these locations: Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Barbados, The Maldives, India and Dubai.
The Perfect Surprise…
Mini-moons in the UK make it much easier to plan a surprise trip for your new husband or wife. This is 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 and probably need one the most.
Of course, here in the UK we are spoilt for choice with absolutely stunning hotels and accommodation. Treat your loved one to a romantic country escape, or if the city life is for you,why not opt for a luxurious hotel in the centre of London? Remember, for some stunning ideas take a look at The Wedding Affair Approved Venue Directory for some amazing accommodation, we have it all (including amazing spa’s… cough cough!).
Get That Newly Wed Feeling For Longer…
By taking a Mini Moon 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, not to mention telling even more people about your special 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 mini-moon? Why not get in contact with one of our preferred suppliers for more idea’s, guidance and of course an experts opinion.
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