(Closed) Am I crazy for leaving for my honeymoon the day after my wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s your honeymoon… I say, GO FOR IT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No. I’m trying to plan that we leave the night of our wedding. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it’s a great idea. One of my biggest wedding regrets was not leaving immediatley for our honeymoon. I thought it would be nice to relax the day after the wedding and get myself together before leaving, but it turned out to be another day of stress and entertaining family who took it upon themselves to stick around and spend the day with us since they heard we weren’t leaving immediatley. I know it sounds ungrateful since it was Out of Town family we don’t get to see very often, but I would have killed to just lay in bed (or on a plane) all day and not speak to a single person!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Were leaving the next morning for a cruise too… We said that first day well just sleep to recover and have fun the rest of the cruise.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@JenniferD:  it’s totally doable; just don’t expect to get any sleep on your wedding night.  you can always sleep a bit on the plane.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I personally wouldn’t do it. We left for a few days right after the wedding and I was EXHAUSTED! I slept 12 hours a day for those couple of days. I would have been so disappointed if we took our big honeymoon at that time, because I would have slept through half of it. We took our big honeymoon 5 months later due to Darling Husband schedule, and honestly that was fantastic! It drug things out a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I were giving advice I would say not to leave the day after.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

We waited a few days and I liked that waaaaaaaaaaaay better. Our wedding was two hours from our home, so it gave us a chance to sleep in a bit the next day (ok, so only 6 hours of sleep till his family started blowing up his phone grrrrrrrr), get all our gifts and misc. wedding stuff hauled back to our apartment, unpack, repack for the honeymoon, get a few days of work in to catch up before we left, and then leave.

I’ve heard a lot of people say that when you leave the next day, you spend most of the first 1-2 days of your Honeymoon just sleeping cause you’re exhausted. I know we both felt pretty tired till Monday or so, so I would definitely recommend having a few days break in between.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we’re getting married on a friday too but we’re leaving for our honeymoon on sunday. we live in nyc and our wedding is a couple of hours north so we just thought i’d be way too insane to try to swing by the venue on saturday morning to pick up all our crap, drop everything off in our apartment and then rush to the airport. plus we’re flying to spain so it’s not like it’d be a quick flight and then we could rest in our hotel. 

i think if you prepare yourself tho and you know you won’t be resting before you leave you’ll be ok. just be aware that those 36-48 hours might be super stressful and you might pass out for a couple of days to recouperate lol

Post # 11
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We had to be up at 4:45 the morning after our wedding to catch our flight to Hawaii. It was so worth it! I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper

@JenniferD:  Speaking from personal experience, we loved Maui. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re waiting a day or so…I have a friend who left her wedding and then headed to a hotel, and then an airport and I thought that was kind of lame.

I’m really looking forward to celebrating with my friends and family, half of whom are coming from out of state, so to me it’s really important to spend time with them the weekend of my wedding, take a day to finish packing, deal with the dog’s arrangements, and then head off on our honeymoon.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re doing the same thing, we’re getting marrie don a Sat and leaving at some horrible hour to catch a flight to FL to get on our cruise. We’ve already accepted we will be sleepless but we think it’s worth it. I want a vacation with my hubby ASAP! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, I can’t speak from experience (yet) but we’re leaving the day after our wedding too. Our flight is at 1 p.m., so we should still have some time to sleep in! I say go for it! I think I’ll want to have my new husband all to myself, and a honeymoon is a good way to do that!

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