The History of Honeymoons

The honeymoon is the time for newlyweds to reaffirm their love, bond together, and create lasting memories. It’s also a chance to explore new territories and experiences, both in the form of relaxing beach resorts or adrenaline-pumping expeditions. It’s no wonder that it has become one of the most romantic and iconic post-wedding traditions.

Although it may seem like a modern concept, the honeymoon has existed in some form or another throughout history. It was once a period of “harmony” following the wedding, as well as a celebration of sensuality and intimacy, but over time has evolved into a wildly romantic tradition. Nowadays, couples can hardly imagine getting married without planning their perfect getaway. Even though it can be easy to get caught up in the hype of the honeymoon, focusing on what’s really important will ensure you have a meaningful experience.

Many couples plan their honeymoon to reflect what brings them happiness and joy as a couple. For example, if you are both very much into museums and culture, you might want to take a trip that will allow you to indulge in this love of yours. You can even shape your honeymoon around your hobbies and interests to create a truly bespoke adventure that you will cherish forever.

Honeymoons aren’t just for romatic couples anymore either. Increasingly, couples are choosing to go on adventurous trips that involve thrills and exploration. This type of honeymoon can also be a wonderful way to show your commitment as a new married couple, especially if you’ve chosen to take on the big life challenges together. It’s also a great idea to have some fun and establish unique, silly traditions that you can look back on over the years and share with your future children.

A few days away from the demands of daily life will allow you to focus on what matters most. Whether it’s taking long walks on the pristine beach, indulging in delicious local cuisine, or exploring the wild side of nature, it will help you feel refreshed and revitalized. Creating a honeymoon that is filled with intimate moments will strengthen your relationship and give you the foundation for a successful marriage.

In the past, marriage was often about inheritance and class and so, to keep up with social norms, betrothed couples would be required to travel on ‘bridal tours’ where they visited family and friends who couldn’t attend the wedding. Thankfully, this has all changed and honeymoons are now celebrated as the start of a lifetime of love and companionship.

The happiest part is that you don’t have to break the bank to have a meaningful honeymoon. Although it is nice to go on a romantic holiday that allows you to explore new territories, it’s just as important to enjoy a staycation in your own home town and pamper yourselves with a night of cocktails and desserts. If you’ve both been following strict diets or exercise regimes up to the wedding day, now is the time to let it all go and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, playful and carefree way.

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