September 29, 2017 10:05 AM EDT

Planning a wedding is serious business. The one-night event can be months, or even years, in the making. That’s why anyone planning their nuptials should also build in a little time right after the big day for a romantic mini-moon to set their marriage off on the right foot.

A mini-moon is the perfect way to take a few days, turn off your phone, forget the thank you cards, and just be present with your new partner before you embark on an entire lifetime together.

Check out a few postcard-ready mini-moon destinations around the country, plus a few international options, to set the stage for your happily ever after.


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