Minimoon Options On A Budget
a silhouette of two people holding hands at the beach

With the rise of the “minimoon”— a quick staycation before the “big” honeymoon, it’s become even more important to get the best deals available.

A minimoon is a great way to give yourself a little bit of time to save up, especially after paying for all of the extras that come along with a wedding.

Here are some of the best budget friendly minimoon destination ideas so you have a holiday AND your big day to look forward to!


If you’re planning to get hitched in the winter, a staycation may seem like an impossible task as the cold weather creeps in.

Leave the warm weather dreams behind and prepare to snuggle up somewhere comfy and get some uniquely wintery experiences- EEEEEK exciting!

Stargazing is best in winter when the nights are longer and the skies are clear.

To do this in real style be sure to check out for the best deals on hotels.

Kielder Water and Forest park is the perfect place to do some romantic stargazing, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

A long weekend of stargazing with your new partner is the perfect way to start your married life and can be a really budget friendly option that you can book months in advance without breaking the bank.

A starry clear sky

Beach Babes

If you’re aiming for a summer wedding then somewhere a little more beach based could be for you and your new spouse.

Whilst Cornwall is a classic summer destination, it can be a little bit busy in peak summer periods.

For a slightly cooler, less populated getaway with equally stunning sights, check out Britannia Hotels website for the best uk deals available.

Tenby is also a fabulous lesser known gem, in the south of Wales.

This beautiful little town has two sheltered sandy beaches and offers boat trips out to Caldey Island- a tiny little island famous for its perfume and chocolate!

Take a Hike

Autumnal weddings offer such fab colour themes and rustic photo opportunities, but can also bring some blustery winds and the first signs of the wintery weather.

For a truly cosy weekend after the wedding, look for cottage style breaks and secluded hideaways.

The Lake District is perfect— you can go for a walk and explore nearby cute and quirky towns before heading back and curling up under a duvet with a cup of hot chocolate.

That actually sounds like a dream and I’m going to book a holiday here for autumn time— I guess I’ll see you there!

Lake District Mountain range and lake
credit: Transpennine Express

City Slickers

A Spring wedding gives you such beautiful floral options and a fabulous feeling of freshness.

This time of year is perfect for a city break, letting you take in all of the sights of an unfamiliar city, but without leaving you at the mercy of the unpredictable British spring weather.

Manchester is a great staycation option, with some wonderful museums, galleries, bars and restaurants.

Depending on what you’re looking for, the north side of the city offers a higher concentration of cultural attractions, whereas the city centre is more popular for bars, restaurants and a more vibrant nightlife.

Decide what will appeal to you and your partner more, and book accordingly.

Booking here in advance can help you save even more!

Will you be going on a minimoon after the wedding, or have you already booked your honeymoon?

Whatever you’ve decided on for your after wedding holiday, I hope you have a great wedding and a really special romantic getaway.

Be sure to check out our wedding dress quiz here in the run up to the big day!

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