Where did the word honeymoon come from?
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Some say it is because the first month of marriage is supposed to be the sweetest. Moon cycle of about a month, and honey because of the sweetness thing. Honey-moon.
The term might also come from an old English tradition that dates from the 1600's or earlier. A month's worth of Mead (fermented honey and water) was given to the couple after the ceremony. People then believed that by drinking the Mead during that month, the woman would become more fertile, and become pregnant. So Month of honey (in Mead), or honey moon.1