Post # 1
My FH booked our honeymoon to Sandals St. Lucia Regency. Our wedding is at 5:30 pm on NYD and everything will be over at 11:30 ish. The first flight out on Jan. 2 is at 5am and we would get to St. Lucia at 3-4 pm. The other flights would get us there at 10:30 that night. Do you think it would be a good idea for us to go to our parents house after the wedding to change and hit the road (about 1-1.5 drive) to head to the airport? Or should we just leave later that day and get to our honeymoon late?
Post # 3
Oh wow, that just sounds exhausting. Honestly, I wouldn’t do it, even though it means getting to your honeymoon earlier. I imagine if you got there earlier you would just end up passing out in exhaustion in your hotel room for most of the day anyway!
Post # 4
That sounds exhausting, I agree. Could you go on Jan 3 maybe? I’m a HUGE advocate of taking Sunday off….otherwise, yeah, I’d want to get there ASAP. I always sleep on planes first thing in the morning
Whether you get to St Lucia at 4pm or 10pm at night? hell, get me there at 4pm. I don’t want to sleep in, just to get to Jamaica at 10:30PM, UGH. I’d rather tough it out, be a sleepy butt, and pass out in my chair by the pool later.
Post # 5
I also vote for going on the 3rd. Take the early flight that day instead.
Post # 6
Our wedding is on September 18th and we are on the September 19th flight to Australia. Then again the flight is not until 10:30pm so we have the whole day to meet with people and finish up last minute things.
Post # 7
Personally, I wouldn’t do it. But, I’m really cranky when I’m sleepy. ANd, I wouldn’t want to spend my first married day being a brat.
On another note, I’ve been to Sandals St. Lucia Regency and LOVED it!!! Enjoy!
Post # 8
I think my FH would be okay with staying up because he would probably sleep on the plane and tell me that I should sleep while he is driving. Our honeymoon is for 6 days 5 nights so if we push it to the 3rd idk if we could stay that long.
Thanks for the input ladies!
Post # 9
I would not do it. You are going to be so exhausted that you won’t be able to do anything the day you get there so you might as well leave later and get there a little later so you are ready for the next day!
Post # 10
We are leaving on sunday after the wedding also we havnt booked our flight yet but it will either be 7am or 10am
Post # 11
Our wedding is a on a Saturday and we’re leaving for Hawaii on Monday morning. I don’t think I’d want the added stress of HAVING to leave right away. That way you’ll have time for last minute packing, etc.
Post # 12
Oh i see. Yeah I”d still leave first thing in the morning. I’d hype myself up on caffeine and just go for it!
Plus..you’re paying for that day, whether you get there at 4pm or 10:30pm. You can always sleep later.
Post # 13
I think I would wait as well. The wedding is going to hectic and the last thing you want to do is make the honeymoon feel like a to do. I say cut yourself some slack and give yourself a little time to recoup from a crazy day!
Post # 14
We are leaving for our honeymoon the Monday after our Saturday wedding because frankly, trying to get everything wrapped up and travel in a rush sounded like outright torture. This way, we get to sleep in, laze around in a fabulous hotel room without needing to check out, and recover a bit before going on the honeymoon! Win-win!
Post # 15
I am adventurous so I would definately do it!
I agree with EJS about getting your moneys worth and getting there early/sleeping later!
Post # 16
Thanks ladies! You all bring up some good points to discuss with my FH. We will probably call our travel agent to see what he suggests.