Being engaged is so exciting, especially for us ladies (I might be a little biased). Planning for a wedding is exciting, stressful, fun, exhausting and exhilarating. It’s a lot more than that too, but for the sake of moving on to the point of this article, I will stop with the adjectives.
The etymology of the word comes from the Old English “hony moone.” Hony, a reference to honey, refers to the “indefinite period of tenderness and pleasure experienced by a newly wed couple,” and how sweet the new marriage is. Moone, meanwhile, refers to the fleeting amount of time that sweetness would last. While honeymoon has a positive connotation today, it was first used as a term to warn newlyweds about waning love.
“Honeymoon,” also has origins that date back to the fifth century “was the month after a wedding, when the bride’s father would give the groom all the mead he wanted. Mead is a honey beer while the Babylon calendar was a lunar calendar. The Babylonians started calling the month the “honey month” but we now call it a “honeymoon” (—Rashmi Jain, Greater Noida). I quite doubt that this tradition of serving “beer” to the groom for a month continues in most families, but the aspect of enjoying travel with your new spouse certainly does. Thus, the honeymoon.
If you are newly engaged (or know someone who is) and would like some help planning your honeymoon, please contact me! All of my services are FREE and I love LOVE. Oh, yes I do! I’m a 17+year happily married travel agent. Seriously, planning a wedding is exhausting work, let a travel professional plan your honeymoon for you…just the way you want it.
I have planned many all inclusive trips for newlyweds to the Caribbean, and I’ve also planned more adventurous trips to the Mayan Ruins and even Costa Rica. It all depends on your combined wants and needs as a couple.
I work with your budgets and make your honeymoon extra special. Trust me, you’ll be happy you chose me (Coral) to plan your honeymoon.
Contact me today and I would love to hear about your thoughts of places you’d like to visit on your honeymoon. Trust me, this will be a fun vacation. Your adventure, most certainly, awaits!
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