Post # 1
My FI and I have been looking into booking our honeymoon, and we have come into kinda a problem. We will be having A LOT of out of town family and friends come in who we havent seen in a long time. We really want to spend time with everyone, but at the same time we feel like if we wait a few days after the wedding to leave on the honeymoon it wont feel as special. Im wondering when you other ladies went on your honeymoon or plan to go, also if you went after a few days do you wish you left sooner?
Post # 3
we are getting married may 28th. thats right about the time summer starts here so we plan on staying here until september or october than leaving for a honeymoon.
Post # 4
We’re going the morning after, but we don’t have any OOT guests. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with waiting a few days! It’s still going to be special!
Post # 5
We’re getting married on a Sunday and we’re planning on going on the Tuesday or even Wednesday so i’ll vote a few days later.
Post # 6
We are getting married on the night of the 10th and leaving on the 12th on a red eye flight!
Post # 7
We got married on a Saturday and left on Thursday. I’m SO glad we did it that way. We had time to open the presents, deposit cash & checks, talk with our families, visit with OOT guests, unpack all the stuff we took to the wedding, etc. Plus we paid for our flights with airmiles and it was literally half the points to leave on Thursday vs any day before then (Thursday was first day of low season), so it worked out well 😉
Post # 8
We’re getting married on a Friday, my family is having a BBQ for all the OOT guest on Sat, and we’re leaving right after the BBQ on Sat night!
Post # 9
We are getting married on a Saturday and leaving for our honeymoon Monday morning. We wanted Sunday to wake up in the hotel, visit with OOT family, recover from the night before 😉 and then head out Monday morning!
Post # 10
We’re getting married on May 22nd (a Sunday) and leaving for honeymoon on May 27th (the following Friday). We don’t feel like it will be less special at all. I’m actually more excited, because we get to have a wonderful wedding night in a nearby hotel, enjoy the entire next day relaxing together, then go home and enjoy the next couple of days with our (OOT and local) families before our honeymoon even starts! Then we can head out on our honeymoon without being stressed out from the wedding.
Also, I don’t want to stress out about packing for our honeymoon while dealing with last minute wedding things. So I can put off honeymoon packing until after the wedding and after most OOT family are gone.
I want to add that friends of ours are leaving for their honeymoon on a red-eye flight on the night of their wedding. They are going to be so exhausted during their flights and it doesn’t seem like they will really get to enjoy the excitement and anticipation of their honeymoon during their travels. We are avoiding that stress by leaving a few days later.
Post # 11
We’re getting married on a Saturday and leaving the next afternoon after doing a brunch with some friends and family. I’m really excited to have it all be one event. 🙂
Post # 12
We are getting married on a Saturday evening and have 90% OOT guests. We are leaving for our honeymoon the following day (Sunday). Our flight is at 4pm, so we have a little time in the morning to see everyone before we go, but FI wants us to disappear incognito, haha.
Post # 13
We are leaving the Sunday, a week after our wedding. So it’ll be a week and one day after the wedding that we’re leaving for our cruise.
It was either that, or try to drive 9 hours down to LA the DAY after our wedding. Leaving at 9am the day after my wedding does not sound fun!! So we’ll have a week of ‘normal’ life, drive home, and fly to LA the following week.
Post # 14
@toBeMrsPierce: I am ALSO a to be Mrs. Pierce! Woohoo! Wonder if our FI’s are related? 🙂 We, too, have a lot of family in from out of town but a lot of them are planning to come a week or two ahead of the wedding. Then they plan to do sightseeing after the wedding so they won’t need us around for that. We are planning to leave on our honeymoon on the Monday after our Saturday wedding. My parents are hosting a Sunday morning brunch for all the OOT guests and close family and bridal party of course. We didn’t want to wait too long to leave for our honeymoon because we don’t have tons of time off from work and wanted a nice long two week honeymoon.
Post # 15
We are getting married on a Saturday. Sunday come home and flying out on Monday Morning.
Post # 16
@hibiscusgirl:omg! so cool! even spelled the same 🙂