Honeymoons Ė A most precious time that may only come once in your life.
A wedding is one of the most stressful events of your life. With all the ceremony, anxiety and organisation, itís no wonder that people started taking a holiday straight after marriage to get away from the relatives and just enjoy each otherís company.
Honeymoons have changed over the years. Destinations that are more romantic are often being replaced with more exotic getaways, sunny or tropical countries. Some people do still pick the romantic places however, not necessarily going abroad to find the perfect retreat. Many couples take their honeymoon in a place that has nostalgic value, like a city that the couple met in or had their first date. An increasing trend for honeymoons is totally wild and unexpected places like safaris or mountain climbing.
The word honeymoon is hard to pin down for an origin. Some say that it comes from ancient times in Babylon when the father of a bride, in an attempt to make the husband more virile, would supply him with as much mead as he could drink for a month. The mead is made from honey and the moon denotes a period of a month. This theory however is often set aside in favour of other theories. One put forth by an old English dictionary suggests that instead of a month of sweetness the term refers to the suggestion that a new marriage starts pleasant and sweet but will soon wane just like the moon.
Honeymooners should be careful when picking a location. First of all, many travel agents offer deals for honeymooners so shop around and donít be afraid to say that you are going on a honeymoon. The same goes when you are at your destination; many hotel owners will do you favours such as a bottle of wine if they know you are celebrating marriage. This can go a huge way towards making the time even more special, along with a thoughtful gift and maybe some flowers, and will help you have a honeymoon that you will never forget.
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