Wedding Traditions ♥ the Honeymoon

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The honeymoon is a carryover from medieval days when grooms abducted their brides from his neighbouring village. “Will you take this woman?” Well, that’s exactly what the groom did.

Through time, those abductions became fun-filled, ritualized enactments of capturing brides. Those escapades, in Norse tradition, led to a tradition in which the bride and groom went into hiding for 30 days. During each of those days, a friend or family member would bring them a cup of honey wine, so that 30 days of consumption equaled a “honeymoon.”

Luckily today honeymoons are more of an excuse to spend alone doing something you love and recovering from the wedding planning!

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