Post # 1
I need advice.
On one hand, super early Sunday morning flights are $120 per person cheaper to leave for the honeymoon and it would be nice to be on vacation right away. We don’t have any extra money to host a brunch and I think gift opening parties are really awkward.
On the other hand, maybe it would be nice to sleep in / not be on a plane a few hours after the wedding. Also, we have lots of friends and family coming from out of town and it would be nice to hang out for the whole weekend. However, I imagine if we don’t have a special event people would drive home and fly home early.
Post # 3
if that’s the case, then stay and hang out for the weekend.
Post # 4
Day after my parents are having a huge brunch for all of our out of town guests (around 60-70 people), so essentially we’re having day two of party time!
Post # 5
We are leaving for our honeymoon Sunday morning at 8:00am! This gives us just enough time to rest a little and get up with enough time to catch our flight out. I want to start our honeymoon ASAP!
Post # 6
Our wedding is on a Friday and most of our bridal party is from out of town and staying until Sunday. So we plan to go bowling or something the following day.
Post # 7
I woke up early to help clean up the reception site, and then we went to my grandma’s for a Sunday lunch, with all of the out of town family members on my dad’s side of the family.
Post # 8
@engleman10513: Get on the early flight. Sleep on the plane, then sleep COMFORTABLY in your hotel room 🙂
Post # 9
We are planning to RELAX on Sunday! Also we will pack and leave for honeymoon on Monday.
Post # 10
MIL hosted a brunch for out of town guests, and then we opened presents.
Post # 11
We had a small lunch at my in laws the day after and then went home to enjoy being newlyweds. We were super tired the next day and just wanted to be home away from everyone else.
Post # 12
We’ll have brunch with our guests the next morning and then probably head home. We’re taking a mini moon to Montreal 2 weeks after the wedding, and then taking our honeymoon in February or March. We need to save as much as we can, so we won’t be doing anything. I have the Monday off work as well. So we’ll probably just veg out in our PJ’s, watch movies and order take out! I’m looking forward to those days of nothing. FI has been working so hard for all the extra cash for the wedding, and I don’t see I him as often as I would like, plus gives him a chance to relax for awhile.
Post # 13
We’re just hanging out with family in the morning and have brunch, everyone on their own dime or desire. The venue has a fantastic restaurant with a live jazz band every sunday, so it’s like a built in after party. But we’re not going to invite people – I think I’ll be all hosted out!
Post # 14
We moved me into our apartment and took that day just to relax and be together. I took a LONG nap and we opened our cards that night. We did a gift-opening party with our parents the week after the honeymoon.
Post # 15
we are sleeping in. we are staying in our honeymoon suite on our wedding night and the night after that. we will check out on monday (saturday ceremony), going home to sort through a few things then leaving for our honeymoon on wednesday. no rushing… we get to soak it all in.
Post # 16
We had an early flight Sunday morning. Personally I preferred it that way. I knew I’d be partied out by the time the wedding was over, so having a brunch or any kind of post wedding get-together the next day was out of the question. I loved leaving immediately for our honeymoon. It was fun and exciting.