Post # 1
I’m in the process of booking our honeymoon right now and I’m really not sure when we should leave. Our wedding is on a Saturday. We could leave the day right after the wedding, on the Sunday, early in the morning or we could wait a day to stick around, visit with out of town guests, open our gifts, clean up some mess from the wedding and leave the day after, on the Monday.
I am asking you bees who have already booked their honeymoon or have already been married, when did you leave?
Post # 3
We got married on a Saturday and left for our honeymoon early Tuesday morning. This was perfect because we had to come home, unpack from our wedding, eat some left overs and relax. I was stressed enough about the wedding so was nice not having to worry about packing for the honeymoon until after it was over. My friend left for her honeymoon the day after her nighttime wedding and she said it was pretty stressful.
Post # 4
We got married on Friday, had a gift opening Saturday morning, and then flew out on a red eye Saturday afternoon/evening around 6pm. We had out of town guests, but most of them were moving on to other areas of the province the next day and wanted to leave after brunch anyway.
It was a ridiculously long two days, and I fell asleep at the counter of our honeymoon hotel during check in, but I think they may have taken pity on me because we scored a pretty sweet free upgrade!
Post # 5
We got married on Saturday.
We had a day after brunch on Sunday and then loaded our car and drove home (from IN to TX so we got in at like 3am Monday morning).
Monday we flew to Seattle, WA (where our cruise was departing from).
Tuesday we departed on our cruise to Alaska.
Post # 6
No honeymoon, we moved cross-country instead. We’re taking a trip for our 1 year anniversary.
Post # 7
We’re going on our honeymoon 2 months after the wedding. We’re taking a short local trip for a few days leaving the Sunday afternoon after our Saturday evening wedding.
Post # 8
Married on Saturday, left for honeymoon on Tuesday – it was the perfect amount of time to unwind from the wedding and pack for the honeymoon without feeling rushed or stressed.
Post # 9
We’re getting married on a Sunday and leaving for our honeymoon to Australia on Wednesday night. I figured the few days would give us time to make sure any out of town gusts/family made it out ok, tie up loose ends, and decompress before flying to the other side of the world. =)
Post # 10
We’re getting married in June but we’ll be waiting until September or October to go on our honeymoon due to finances/time off.
Post # 11
Getting married on 5/19 and not leaving for our honeymoon until late June. We’ll be gone for 2ish weeks, but I have no idea where we’re going other than seeing Radiohead in Florence, Italy on July 1st. FI’s planning everything and I’m pumped.
But yeah, glad to have the time off to get life back in order and let things calm down a little, then rev back up a month later when we leave for our honeymoon. I don’t think I’d really enjoy busting my ass to get things together to leave the very next day.
Post # 12
Personally, I would MUCH rather have a few days before leaving on a honeymoon than leaving right away. After all the planning that goes into a wedding, I would still feel like there were things left undone and forgotten. I would rather finish wrapping up the wedding affairs, and then pack for the honeymoon, instead of just rushing from one large event to the next.
The few days before our wedding, I was rushing around constantly tying off the last loose ends. I was so glad I didn’t ahve to worry about packing for the honeymoon until after the wedding because I’m sure I would have forgotten something I wanted.
For us, many guests came from out of town. It was nice to enjoy the weekend with them instead of rushing off. Also, it allowed me to organize the house a little from all the wedding chaos. We actually opened our gifts, took a breather, located items we forgot at our venue, had time to mail a card and tip to the vendor we forgot to give a gratuity to, etc.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the input! I booked our honeymoon for two days after the wedding (waiting a few days isn’t too feasible because we only have a certain amount of time off of work)
Post # 14
We left a week after our wedding. We got married out-of-state, so we had to return home for Darling Husband to work for a few days, but then we took a 2-week honeymoon. It would have been nice to leave straight from the wedding, but it was still wonderful. 🙂
Post # 15
We’re getting married on a Saturday, brunch and photos on Sunday, then heading up to NY (2 hours away) to spend the night near the airport there Sunday night and leaving Monday morning for hm.
A little hectic, I know, but it’s the only way it would work with our schedules. We’ll have to be packed for everything by the time we go to our wedding hotel.
Post # 16
We’re spending two night at Jasper as a mini-honeymoon and leaving the night after the wedding. Our bigger honeymoon is something we’re going to save for and hopefully take within the first year of marriage. We’re hoping to go all out on that one. Since we’re flying in to the area for our wedding anyway we thought it would be very nice to spend an evening at the hot springs and have a full day of skiing in the mountains before coming back to the daily grind.