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:
- St. Bart’s
- St. Lucia
- Italy, Cinque Terre
- Mexico, Cancun
- France, Paris
- Greece, Santorini
- Tunisia, Africa
- Turks and Caicos
- Costa Rica
- US Virgin Islands
- Australia, Byron Bay
- New Zealand
- Ko Samui, Thailand
- 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!