Do you ever watch TV shows of times gone by where the twenty and thirty-something characters can do what they fancy because having a job means that they have disposable income?
Oh, sweet nostalgia. Could you imagine having enough money left over at the end of the month to buy something that isn’t a microwave meal or half a pint in Spoons? Me neither.
And it appears, nor can most couples in the UK. As two-thirds of Brits are struggling to find the cash to fund a wedding bonanza, it comes as a somewhat depressing detail that they’ll struggle to fund a two-week honeymoon as well.
In a bid to save some sweet pounds and pence and still have a one of a kind experience, cash-strapped couples in the UK are opting to take a ‘micro-moon’, also known a 24-hour honeymoon.
Launched by TravelSupermarket, the trip offers a brief taste of the high-life for lovestruck and cash-strapped newlyweds.
‘Created to help ease the time and financial pressures of saving for a perfect post-wedding break, the interest in the micro-moon has been fantastic,’ said the company’s spokesperson, Emma Morris.
It’s hard to know whether this is news to be celebrated, but it appears that the first micro-mooners, Carla and Jack Woolston, are incredibly satisfied with their experience.
In a bid to promote the micro-moon, the travel site sent newlyweds Carla and Jack Woolston to a five-star hotel in the UK (fancy), treated them to a micro-spa, and offered them a fine dining tasting menu and a bottle of champers (hopefully not micro).
‘Oh my goodness, it was absolutely amazing! The food and wine is the best we’ve ever had and it was a beautiful hotel,’ said NHS worker Carla.
Although it would be nice to see everyone able to live out the honeymoon of their dreams, it appears that the 24-hour honeymoon might just be the ticket for some cash-strapped, workaholic and zany couples.
Until then, I’ll be sat in my ivory tower dreaming of a deluxe bonanza in Bora Bora.