Honeymoons are a widely spread concept and one most of us are acquainted with. When a couple gets married, many choose to go on a holiday together afterwards in order to prolong the festivities. Yet these last couple of years, a new kind of post-wedding vacation has gained in popularity: the so-called buddymoon. A way of letting your wedding last a little longer, while surrounding yourself with your closest friends and family.
Destination weddings, which take place somewhere (very) far from the couple’s usual place of residence, have been on the rise for a while now. In such a case, the majority of the guests are at least spending a night or two in that far-off destination, a stay either paid for by themselves (which can lead to some budget-related discussions) or by the happy couple. In some ways, the buddymoon is a combination of such a destination wedding and a honeymoon. All those invited get to spend extra time together with the couple and the wedding is thereby turning into a cozy, fun getaway.
“There is always a bit of a letdown for the couple after a wedding. After a long planning process and so much anticipation and bonding with friends and family, the aftermath can feel a little lonesome. For couples who have been living together for a while, vacationing alone is not a unique experience and taking friends along for the journey makes reentry into the non-wedding planning world a lot less jarring”, celebrity event planner Marcy Blum told People.
Whether or not a buddymoon is a trend you’d like to adopt is up to you to decide. Much of the answer probably depends on how much time you and your partner get to spend together and how social you are as a person or as a couple. After all, spending so much time with friends and family doesn’t come easy to everyone. And if all those people don’t really know each other beforehand, one can never be certain things wouldn’t go south, which could potentially ruin the trip for everyone. Because whilst during a one-day lasting wedding, smalltalk and avoidance can go a long way, the same can’t be said if you’re spending a week living in the same building.