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3 reasons to book a mini-moon after the wedding

"Mini-moon" is millennial-shorthand for a quick trip taken immediately following the wedding, putting off a longer, more far-flung honeymoon for a later date. While it may start off as a plan B for couples who run out of time or money planning their wedding day, there are plenty of reasons to recommend the mini-moon in its own right. Based on my own recent experience, the mini-moon is an once-in-a-lifetime bit of magic not to be missed. Here's why…

The best wedding gift idea for honeymooners: foreign currency

We live in the US and went to Toronto for our honeymoon. One of the most memorable gifts we got was from one of hubby's coworkers – Canadian cash. We had registered for both traditional and cash-for-honeymoon gifts, but I loved this. In fact, foreign currency has become our new go-to wedding present for couples we know are leaving the country for their honeymoon.

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Let's take a break from talking about weddings and talk about your other awesome and exciting future plans: THE HONEYMOON! You know what's even more helpful than a honeymoon registry when it comes to planning a honeymoon? Hearing other couples' honeymoon plans that are also using a honeymoon registry. Our good buddies and long-time sponsor Traveler's Joy has hooked us up with real honeymoon plans, schemes, and registry tips from real couples.

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Namedropping, alone time, and buddies: 8 hacks to have fun on your honeymoon

We know some of you out there are worried about not having enough fun at your wedding, and that kind of anxiety can totally extend into honeymoons, too. We get it: nobody wants to have a bummer vacation. Focus on not stressing about it and going in with an open mind, and fun will be had. But just in case you want to squeeze a little extra enjoyment out of it, here are a few hacks we recommend to have fun on your honeymoon