Working in the travel industry we have the pleasure of being involved in engagements, weddings and of course honeymoons. All three of these wedding components have changed immensely with time, pop culture and the individual couples themselves. One recent trend that is becoming quite popular is known as the “buddymoon”. Buddymoons are basically having close friends or family travel with you and your new husband or wife on your honeymoon to keep the party going even after the wedding. Buddymoons are becoming more and more popular with millennials. I am attaching an article that was recently printed in Vogue on how these group honeymoons have been sweeping Hollywood. One of the most popular examples in the article is the recent honeymoon of Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. After their nuptials they invited their closest couple friends to join them on their weeklong vacation in Mexico.
I am going to share with you how I feel about this, but I would love to hear opinions from all of our readers. So please comment below, on our facebook page or feel free to email in your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. I recently got married in September and we are taking our honeymoon in December. My husband and I are both 25 and we had an extremely large bridal party because we both have
a lot of close friends, plus 5 sisters between the two of us. I personally love travelling with Danny, but I find the idea of bringing some of our closest friends with us on our honeymoon extremely fun. We were fortunate enough to win a river cruise through Europe from Viking Cruises that we are taking Christmas through New Years. But I think if we had decided to do a tropical vacation not over the week of Christmas we definitely would have invited some of our friends to join. I know as long as we had some time to go to dinner or have a couples massage together, we would be perfectly fine bringing our closest friends along.
Although the article outlines that buddymoons are for the rich who pay the way of all of their guests, I think it could definitely be a fun trip for your close friends even if the newlyweds didn’t pay their way. It would be similar to a destination wedding, just after the fact.
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