According to Wikipedia the history of honeymoons is:The period when newlywed couples take a break to share some private and intimate moments that helps establish love in their relationship. This privacy in turn is believed to ease the comfort zone towards a physical relationship, which is one of the primary means of bonding during the initial days of marriage. The earliest term for this in English was hony moone, which was recorded as early as 1546.
Honeymoon traditions have surely evolved since 1546. Honeymoons are still that time to share intimate moments to build the foundation of a couple’s relationship yet there are a few new trending things happening in the world of honeymoons.
Here are the top 3 Trends in Honeymoons:
No cell phones, no laptops, no tablets. Couples are allowing themselves to be in the present moment with each other while spending time on their honeymoon. Enjoying each other’s company as well as be completely aware of their surroundings brings relationships to another level. By having real conversations with each other, meeting new people, reading real books while relaxing at the beach or by the pool the reality of the real world seems to fade away. You become more relaxed, you feel a freedom that you may have not felt in a long time as an individual and as a person. This freedom allows you to grow as a person and a couple by being able to allow thoughts and feelings to surfaces with that little ding constantly going off with some sort of notification to distract you.
2. The More The Merrier
Invite a few other couple friends. This is happening more often especially with older couples that may already live together, on second marriage or with couples that are doing group destination weddings. They are inviting 2-4 couple friends along for the trip. It is a celebration, why not celebrate with some close friends. Keeping in mind to still allow for alone time during the honeymoon. This is great for each couple. Spend the day playing together and dine separately at night or vice versa. This gives you the best of both worlds, a trip together as the new Mr. and Mrs. For the romance and having friends along to have fun with!
3. Professional Photo Sessions
Yes, you have taken engagement photos, bridal portraits and how many at the wedding? The honeymoon is just as important as all of those listed so it is very important to preserve these memories as well. The selfie stick will not hold a candle to having a real professional photographer do a photo session with you on the honeymoon. Most resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico have photographers on site that will be more than happy to schedule sunset sessions with you, some even complimentary (you pay for the images you purchase). Other resorts will have professional photographer referrals at their concierge desk.
Author- Shannon LeBlanc
Chief Romance Officer and Honeymoon Expert at Paradise Vacation Escapes