weddingmoon


weddingmoon
(WED.ing.moon)
n.
A vacation that includes both a wedding ceremony and a honeymoon.
Example Citation:
A budget planner is included and costs can be cut by planning ahead and scrimping on little things in order to splurge when it matters. Many couples today are opting for "weddingmoons" — combining their wedding and honeymoon into one special trip.
— Laurie Smith Anderson, "Read all about it," Sunday Advocate, February 3, 2002
Earliest Citation:
Many Caribbean islands have reacted to the growing popularity
of "weddingmoons'' by agreeing to waive waiting period
requirements so that, in some instances, tourists can marry
the day they arrive.
— Harry Shattuck, "Not all couples wed to tradition," The Houston Chronicle, March 12, 1995
Notes:
Weddingmoon is a truly silly construction and yet, head-scratchingly, it has been a registered trademark of Sandals Resorts since 1995. I'd tell you to "Go figure," but I suspect your efforts would not be particularly well rewarded.
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Marriage and Relationships — alpha earner batmobiling beanpole family bridezilla briet Brokeback marriage cougar cougar lif …   New words

  • Travel and Tourism — agritourist apple tourist architourist baggage malaria barefoot luxury black hole resort black water rafting …   New words

  • bridezilla — (bryd.ZIL.uh) n. A bride to be who, while planning her wedding, becomes exceptionally selfish, greedy, and obnoxious. Also: bride zilla. [bride + Godzilla.] Example Citation: The tricky thing about bridezillas is that their transition from… …   New words

  • briet — n. A diet that a bride uses to lose weight before her wedding day. [Bridal + diet.] Example Citations: Magazines have taken to publishing before and after shots of painfully thin Kate , calling her Queen of diets and Slimline Kate , and… …   New words

  • destination wedding — n. A wedding that takes place out of town, usually at a vacation resort. Example Citation: The destination wedding trend is just booming, said Tiffany Wentz, a spokeswoman for SuperClubs, which owns resorts in Jamaica and the Bahamas. She said… …   New words

  • documentary-style — (dawk.yoo.MEN.tuh.ree styl) adj. Relating to photographs, especially those of a wedding, in which the subjects are captured in candid, non posed scenes. documentary style n. Example Citation: The Cheneys and the Mihaloviches hired Black Dog… …   New words

  • elderweds — n. People who get married later in life (cf. newlyweds). Example Citation: Orville Abbott, 76, and his wife, Arlene, 65, have been married seven years. . . . What do experts say about marriages like theirs? How about children of such brides and… …   New words

  • familymoon — (FAM.uh.lee.moon) n. A honeymoon in which the bride and groom also bring their children from previous marriages. Also: family moon. Example Citation: There s a new crop of honeymooners who would rather hit the hotel water slide than spend the… …   New words

  • sponsored wedding — (SPON.surd wed.ing) n. A wedding in which some or all of the costs, products, or services are provided by local businesses in exchange for exposure or publicity. Example Citation: For today s economy lesson we turn to Corinthia Batista, 22, and… …   New words

  • starter marriage — n. A first marriage that lasts only a short time and that ends in a clean (i.e., no kids, no property, no acrimony) divorce. (Cf. starter home.) Example Citation: The past ten years has seen a surge in what are now called starter marriages, as… …   New words