The days of newly-wed couples flying to an exotic location for a month-long honeymoon could be on the wane in busy Britain – after a survey showed that ‘mini-moons’ are growing in popularity.

One in six Brits would rather take a short break after their wedding – for two to three days – than book a longer holiday, according to a survey by Red7.

The research found that one in six Brits would prefer to take a short mini-moon of two to three days, which rose to one in five people in London, and that younger people are more taken with the idea – the figure was one in four for 25-34 year-olds.

The company's managing director, Ian Lucas, said: “It’s clear from those answers that mini-moons are on the rise. Perhaps it’s a reflection of how busy we all are, but it also shows the increasing popularity of short breaks to exciting destinations. “For example, the top places for people to hold a stag or hen trip these days are not Margate and Blackpool but destinations like Vegas or New York. Modern transportation means you go further for a short break and there are more options.”

The survey showed that while honeymoons are getting shorter, stag and hen parties are getting longer - sometimes by up to a week.

Top destinations for a pre-nuptial celebration included Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Barcelona, New York and Benidorm.

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