History of Honeymoons
Centuries ago, when the Israelites captured a bride, he would spend the night or moon, with her in seclusion. They would drink mead called bride ale, which was made from fermented honey. Thus came the name Honeymoon.
According to tradition, the groom should plan the honeymoon, since the bride has done the majority of the planning for the wedding. Where to go should definitely be a joint decision, but the groom should handle all of the arrangements.
(Of course, this is only according to tradition. Today's couple's will probably share in the planning their honeymoon.)
Why Take a Honeymoon?
The best reason for a honeymoon is for the rest and relaxation. The rigors of wedding planning are one of the most stressful events in your life. The peace of mind that you will enjoy is worth every penny. A honeymoon is an important part of your wedding. Even if your are living together, you will need to rest and relax after all the planning that has gone into your wedding day.
Do not treat your honeymoon like a vacation; it is a time unlike any other. You are starting life as husband and wife, not merely living together. This is your time to bond, set out in a new direction, and renew your romance.
“Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation” —Anonymous