Taking Your Friends on Your Honeymoon Is Apparently a Real Thing

By: Joe Hyer

May 18, 2017

There's the engagement party. Then there's the bridal shower. Plus, the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Oh, there's a rehearsal dinner too. Plus, the actual ceremony, reception AND after party. So you must be sick of your closest friends by then, right? So you would probably want to go on your honeymoon without your friends.

Apparently, that's not the case because the latest trend in "honeymoons" is actually something that is called "buddymoons." A "buddymoon" is when you invite your friends to join you on your honeymoon. 

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took their friends to Bora Bora in 2015 for their honeymoon, but they're celebrities.

So are non-famous people doing this too?

A new survey from Priceline says the answer is actually, "yes." They surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that 12% of Americans have attended a group honeymoon in the last 5 years. 

So what is the inspiration behind this new trend? A sociologist told the NY Times that it could stem from the fact that more and more couples are living together before their wedding. Plus, he says that having friends come along for the trip makes it more special. 

Sounds like being a part of a bridal party just got more costly if you get invited on the big trip.