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7 perfect mini-moons

7 February 2013
Enjoy a city break on your mini-moon, such as Barcelona
Enjoy a city break on your mini-moon, such as Barcelona

Mini-moon 1: City break

City breaks have always been the go-to for many busy couples who long for a break, but haven’t got two weeks to sacrifice for a holiday. But city breaks can also be the perfect in-between getaway for newlyweds. Staying for as little as one night in a new city could maintain the excitement before your honeymoon, and gives you both some time together instead of being overwhelmed by family visits at home. Enjoy romantic meals for two and take in the sights as you begin married life together.

Mini-moon 2: Prolong your wedding

Who says it all has to end the morning after the big day? You have probably spent ages choosing your dream wedding venue, so why limit your stay to just the wedding day and night? Booking in a few extra nights at your wedding location after your nuptials will allow you both to recharge your batteries. It also gives you the chance to enjoy the facilities, surroundings and activities you wouldn’t have otherwise had time for. Think restaurants, beautiful grounds, leisure facilities and entertainment; all where you said ‘I do’.

Mini-moon 3: Spa day

You may be feeling a bit worse for wear after partying through the night at your wedding reception – one too many glasses of champagne might have left you feeling fizzled out. Or, you may just be feeling worn-out from all the hectic planning and pre-wedding nerves. Either way, you both deserve a treat after such a big occasion and a spa day is the perfect solution. Recharge your batteriesand relieve your danced-out feet by booking some luxurious treatments; the perfect fresh start to married life.

Mini-moon 4: Second hen or stag do

Now that the wedding is over, you may feel the pressure is off, so this could be the perfect opportunity to let your hair down all over again with your best friends. Spending an additional quality night with your pals will be a nice sendoff before your honeymoon and will make you value the time with your partner on your honeymoon more. Many married couples also admit that post-wedding it’s hard to spend time with friends, so this could be the perfect alternative mini-moon.

Mini-moon 5: Additional wedding breakfast

It isn’t uncommon to feel deflated after your wedding and before the excitement of your honeymoon kicks in. That ‘back to reality’ feeling after all the hype of wedding planning and the beauty of the big day can come all but too soon. So the gap needs to be filled to tie you over after tying the knot. Arranging a second wedding breakfast the day after your wedding, with all your friends and family, means you get the fun and memories of your wedding day all over again.

Mini-moon 6: 'Glamping'

After the glitz and glam of your wedding day you may want to come down to earth before your luxurious honeymoon. Camping with a glamorous twist could be the answer to spending some quality time with your new husband or wife without pushing the boat out too far. Pack your wellies, pitch a tent and enjoy some champagne and strawberries as you watch sunsets, look at your wedding photos and plan your future beneath the stars!

Mini-moon 7: Try something new

As a couple you probably spend a lot of time wanting and wishing for things you don’t have or do; ‘It would be fun if we did this one day…’, or ‘I wish we had one of those…’. But those flat days between your wedding and honeymoon could be dedicated to fulfilling one of your dreams as a couple, rather than sifting through wedding gifts and writing thank you cards. Why not go to a language or art class together, or start your own vegetable patch like you’ve always wanted? Read more on getwed.com...
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