Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Getting married is such an exciting time and going on a honeymoon is one of the best traditions! The couple

Getting married is such an exciting time and going on a honeymoon is one of the best traditions! The couple get to celebrate being united and madly in love by travelling somewhere special in the world together. Where did you go on your honeymoon?

The tradition of having a “honeymoon” is believed to date back to the 5th century, when newlywed couples would drink mead (the ‘honey’) for the duration of the first moon of their marriage.

The modern idea of a honeymoon is to take a relaxing holiday, but this was not always the case. In the 19th century it was common for couples to take a ‘bridal tour’ after their marriage, which involved visiting family and friends who were unable to come to the wedding ceremony.

Today these are considered to be some of the top 25 honeymoon destinations:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Tahiti
  3. Anguilla
  4. Fiji
  5. St. Bart’s
  6. St. Lucia
  7. Italy, Cinque Terre
  8. Mexico, Cancun
  9. Jamaica
  10. Bermuda
  11. France, Paris
  12. Greece, Santorini
  13. Bali
  14. Tunisia, Africa
  15. Turks and Caicos
  16. Costa Rica
  17. US Virgin Islands
  18. Australia, Byron Bay
  19. Aruba
  20. New Zealand
  21. Kenya
  22. California
  23. Florida
  24. Ko Samui, Thailand
  25. Cook Islands

Did you go to any of these places on your honeymoon?

Here are some other facts about marriage and honeymoons that we found interesting:

  • 16 percent of proposals occur in December.
  • Nowadays, the average age of a bride is 30 years old.
  • In 2013 the average amount spent on a wedding was $29,645, with 75 percent being spent on the actual wedding day and 25 percent going towards the honeymoon.
  • 23 percent of couples asked guests to contribute to a honeymoon fund rather than asking for gifts!

Tell us, what was your honeymoon like? 

  1. Brian Lee  

    I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that on the fits the night of our honeymoon, Jacqui and I went to PARADICE! (It was the name of a motel just outside Bristol, and the only reason we went there was so that, fifty seven years later I could write this comment). Not that I knew that at the time of course, but it was the reason we went there. The rest of our honeymoon was spent on the New Zealand shipping line craft Rangitoto, sailing to Auckland from Tilbury. Wonderful memories, and no regrets even after all this time!

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