(Closed) The Day After …. Leave or Relax?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If we g et to have a honeymoon, I think it would be fun to “runaway” to a hotel close to the airport or something and then catch my flight the next day!

Post # 4
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I honestly would wait an extra day. Spend the day lounging in bed, catching up on sleep, saving good bye to out of town guests… less rushed and more calm that way!

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

My husband and I waited one day to head off to our honeymoon and I am SO glad that we did… we were able to relax and enjoy our family and friends.  It was nice to chill out and actually eat some of our wedding food! ๐Ÿ™‚  My parents hosted a big BBQ/leftover at their place and our loved ones came and went throughout the day.  It was nice to talk with people we didn’t have a whole lot of time for during our wedding and really thank those that helped our wedding process.

Post # 6
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I will give you advice based on my experience.  We were EXHAUSTED the day after our wedding!!!! I cannot even explain to you how tired we were the next day.  Our reception ended at midnight and our after party ended at 2:00 am.  We had a brunch the next morning at 11:00 am, then we barely dragged ourselves to my parents’ house to open gifts.  THANKFULLY we did not leave for our honeymoon that day!!! We went to a hotel that night and stayed in a beautiful suite….but it turned out there was not much romance to be had that night!  We went to dinner and we were SO tired that before the food even came out, we just asked our server to box it up.  We took it with us and instead of eating dinner, we went back to our beautiful suite and passed out!!!

I am SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY that we did not try to leave on our honeymoon the day after our wedding.  Honestly, we were not feeling back to our normal selves until Wednesday of that week!

Just my opinion!  In any case, enjoy your honeymoon….it’s a magical time!

Post # 7
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we are planning on leaving about 3-5 days after the wedding. The day after we are doing a brunch and then RELAXing!… then pack, and head out to our honeymoon. I def need some downtime after the wedding, i get overwhelmed too easy and leaving the morning after would be stressful for me.

Post # 8
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we’re facing a similar issue … we’ve decided to leave the day after, then relax on our honeymoon.  We think that’ll keep the “magic” alive, lol.

Post # 9
133 posts
Blushing bee

I know that most, if not all people, are going to be tired the day after their wedding. But what I would do is leave the day after. You not only get possibly an extra day, but you can always sleep on the plane or crash when you get to your destination. That’s just my opinion though!

Post # 10
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We arn’t 100% sure but we are planning to leave the day after. Will we be tired? oh yes, but we don’t know a ton of time to take for vacations/etc and we will be moving to a new state right before/after the big day so we really can’t afford to “waste” or ENJOY the extra time.

I think either way can work out nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Relax!! We got married on  a Saturday and left on Tuesday. NO regrets.

Post # 12
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

we are getting  married on a saturday and we won’t be leaving for our honeymoon til tuesday.  we are gonna have a trash the dress pictorials on sunday. monday would just be for relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are leaving the next day.  We struggled with this, but then decided 1. it was cheaper by $200pp to leave the next day and 2. it’s a 10 hour plane ride, so we can sleep if we are tired.  Our reception ends at 10:30 though, so we figure we can be settled in by midnight that night, and our flight is at 8:30, so if we get up at 6, we’ll be ok (we’re staying at a hotel by the airport)

Post # 14
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re leaving a week after. my fi is a sloooow packer so it will take him that long to pack for the honeymoon, and we wouldn’t want him to worry about that while getting ready for the wedding! for us, i feel like preparing for the wedding will be high anxiety, so i will be prone to migraines and tired. that week will give me a chance to get those migraines out and relax before my vacation- so i’ll actually enjoy it.

Post # 15
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would give yourself the extra day. This was a debate for us as well and then my Fiance saw on the plungs (its like the bee but for men! http://www.theplunge.com) that it said to give yourself an extra day and so he was convinced. I do not want to have to worry about last minute packing/saying goodbye to people/checking out of the hotel really early in the morning before leaving for the honeymoon. IMO I think you will appreciate having a day in between and I dont think any of the magic of the honeymoon will be taken away because of it. You dont have to tell all of your guests that you are staying an extra day. You can just say that you are getting ready to leave, but they dont have to know WHEN that is!

Post # 16
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our wedding is on a Friday night, and we are leaving Tuesday.  We are having a day after brunch, and then going home for a few days to relax, open gifts, and pack. 

Plus airfare is way cheaper on a Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

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