Friday, 2 November 2018

Traditions & Customs - 'The Honeymoon'

The word honeymoon has its roots in the Norse word 'hjunottsmanathr' and originates from a time when the groom kidnapped the bride before taking her into hiding for a period of time. They would spend the nights under the moon in seclusion together where they would drink mead made from fermented honey.

Traditionally, although the destination of the honeymoon would be decided by both the bride and groom, any arrangements would be the responsibility of the groom. Nowadays it is more likely that the couple will share the planning of their honeymoon.