Honeymoon Ideas

Some couples want to lounge at the beach, some want to climb mountains. Figure out the perfect way to celebrate your marriage in these articles.

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There's something romantic about running off with your beloved and getting married. On the other hand, you might incur the wrath of family and friends for leaving them out of this joyous event. When is elopement right and when is it wrong?

By Laurie L. Dove

Nearly a quarter of all American weddings take place at locations far away from where the couple lives. Couples may love them, but guests? Maybe not so much.

By Alia Hoyt

All-inclusive resorts let you pay one price for lodging, meals and other amenities. After a stressful wedding, wouldn't it be nice to leave the honeymoon details to someone else?

By Jill Becker

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Bride veterans love dishing about their honeymoons. For every bride who got the perfect golden tan and learned to snorkel in crystal-clear Caribbean waters, there's a bride who has a horror story. These cautionary tales will make you laugh, cringe and take heed.

By Echo Surina

There's nothing sweeter than digging your toes in the sand and staring into your new hubby's eyes. But what about trading a tropical vacay for a cute cottage or spacious urban loft? Some couples are using the honeymoon fund for a down payment on a home.

By Chris Obenschain

If you're interested in a honeymoon in the Caribbean, then you're probably hoping for sun on your back and sand between your toes. But what else do these islands have to offer?

By Debra Ronca

The second major decision you'll make about your wedding (after choosing the date) is where to have it. If you're thinking about a Caribbean wedding or one in the Swiss Alps, consider whether you're cut out to be a destination bride.

By Jessica Willis

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Your honeymoon is a time to shut out the world completely and cozy up to your new life partner. Escape to your version of paradise, whether that's a tropical island, Tuscan cooking school or zip line course in Costa Rica.

By Alia Hoyt

When you hear "destination wedding," do you think of Caribbean beaches and European castles? Show your patriotism and save on airfare with a domestic ceremony. The best part? No passport necessary!

By Gallagher Flinn

Forget destination weddings and seek inspiration from a map of the United States. Whether you're into beaches, mountain ranges, quaint towns or natural wonders, you can plan a gorgeous getaway that doesn't require a passport!

By Candace Keener

You've said your vows and entertained guests at the reception -- now you finally get the chance to spend some time with your new spouse. Browse these pictures of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world.

By Candace Keener

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Planning a wedding in the Caribbean involves more than picking out rum and tropical flowers. You'll need the site permits, blood tests and a rain plan. Here are 10 tips for the would-be destination bride.

By Alia Hoyt

On any other trip to the Bahamas, you'd be packing some shorts, a bikini and your favorite flip-flops. But when you're headed to an exotic destination to exchange vows, you've got to pack a bridal gown.

By Chris Obenschain

For the busy bride who hasn't had a moment or a cent to devote to her honeymoon, putting off the trip is one solution that's becoming more popular these days. French Polynesia will wait for you, but can you wait for it?

By Candace Keener

Dressing for a traditional wedding is pretty straightforward: suits and ties for men, cocktail-length dresses and skirts for women. But when the venue is a beach or 14th-century Italian church, what are the rules?

By Chris Obenschain

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Your dream wedding may involve a trip to an exotic locale, but what complications lie in store? Smooth your path to an international wedding with these tips.

By Lisa R. Van Wagner

Your getaway car with cans dragging from the bumper just peeled out of the reception parking lot. Finally -- the honeymoon. Where are you going? Is it one of these top ten spots?

By Charles W. Bryant & Caitlin Uttley