Before you picture yourself spending two nights in the Swiss Alps, slow down and think about the effort it'll take to travel there. By their very nature, minimoons come with a certain set of geographical limitations. You probably don't want to waste more time than you have to in the car, so opt for a location within an hour's drive from your wedding site. That said, there are typically dozens of options for newlyweds to choose from. Obviously, coastal couples can rent a beach house or condo, or even take a weekend cruise. If your local terrain is more mountainous than tropical, plan a weekend excursion filled with horseback rides, nature hikes and a cozy cabin complete with a heart-shaped hot tub.
If you wish to stay close to home, consider looking into what your own city (or the closest metropolis) has to offer. Rent a room in a swank downtown hotel, enjoy dinner by candlelight, and take in a musical or play. If you prefer to be pampered, check into your local spa for a weekend of blissful massages, facials, seaweed wraps and plenty of quality downtime with your hubby.
On the off chance that you're disappointed by the brief duration of your vacation, remember that this is the beginning of a much bigger adventure than any old trip. You can visit Hawaii anytime, but you'll only be newlyweds once. Besides, as cliché as it sounds, it doesn't matter a bit where the two of you are, as long as you're together. So relax and bask in the joy of your marriage and a minimoon that the two of you will remember for the rest of your lives!
- "Minimoons - the new honeymoons." Hotels.com. June 16, 2009. (May 16, 2011).http://www.hotels.com/press/minimoons.html
- Tweedy, Jo. "After the nanobreak comes the 'minimoon' as newlyweds scrimp on honeymoon holiday." Daily Mail Online. July 1, 2009. (May 16, 2011).http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1196758/The-rise-minimoon-couples-try-save-money-honeymoon-holiday.html