After the stress of planning the wedding, you and your new
hubbie deserve some time to relax and spend some uninterrupted
quality time with each other. This is what the honeymoon
a time for you and your perfect catch to unwind
before you start your lives together as a married couple.
of the honeymoon started in the 2nd century A.D. At that
time men were obligated to marry women from their own community.
But what if, in his own community, the man couldn't find
a woman who could be a suitable wife to him?! Then the
custom was that he had to either try to make a woman from
another community fall in love with him, or he would just
kidnap her! If the bride had been kidnapped, the groom
would have to hide his new bride from her family until
she got pregnant (usually for a month- called "moon" in
those days), since marriage would be necessary then anyway.
The period of this "hiding of the bride" then
became known as the "honeymoon". It was also
customary to drink a type of wine made from honey during
this first month of marriage, which is another reason for
the term "honeymoon".
to Plan a Honeymoon
Choosing a perfect honeymoon destination is not that
difficult. All you need to do is decide whether you want
a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon, whether you want to
stay in Australia or perhaps go overseas, visit travel agents,
and if you're going overseas get visas and passports, and
perhaps get vaccinated. More...
Start planning your honeymoon at least six months before
you leave. Follow this timeline and your honeymoon planning
will go smoothly. More...
Honeymoons and Overseas Honeymoons in the Wedding Directory
To help you with your search for "wedding helpers"
we've compiled a wedding directory, listing all types of
wedding suppliers you need for your wedding. More...