Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel is a definite no for many couples. Instead of traveling to their dream tropical destination to celebrate their honeymoon, couples are changing their post-wedding plans and opting for “nanomoons.” These small versions of a honeymoon, lead couples to travel and explore their local regions. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a small-scale version of a honeymoon – keeping the tradition alive with some alone time, while not compromising anybody’s safety.

Celebrating your nuptials with a get-away somewhere within driving distance of your hometown can prove to be just the right thing for couples to spend much needed quality time getting to know one another on an even deeper level. Plus, it’s an opportunity to discover a new place that you may have otherwise overlooked. It’s as simple as packing a bag and hitting the road. Whether you choose to celebrate at a local beach resort, take a trip to the mountains, go on a local wine tour or book a spa stay-cation, your options are endless, and you may even choose to celebrate road-trip style and see a few things on the way. Easy-to-book platforms like Airbnb or VRBO give you the freedom to find the right stay with the perfect amount of privacy. Just be sure if you’re crossing state lines to be familiar with each state’s protocol and mandates related to the pandemic.


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Most couples celebrating in nanomoon style leave room in their budget to travel with their original honeymoon plans once it’s safe to do so. You can arrange for a “traditional” honeymoon to take place on a special anniversary or to just be a larger trip you take together when the time is right. Whether you choose to disappear for a week or two, or just take a short weekend getaway, celebrating your marriage with a nanomoon is the perfect opportunity for quality time with the love of your life. Near, far, wherever you are, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re together.

a wedding journal by The Harbor Club at Prime

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