Post # 1
Like the obsessive planner I am, I am already thinking about AFTER the wedding day. Since we are getting married so close to Christmas we will be spending Christmas with our families and heading off on honeymoon some point in January.
So what happens the day after the wedding if you’re not going away? Do you just go home? Are there any American traditions? I’m based in the UK and I don’t think we have any but would happily adopt them!!
Post # 3
@linnylou_88: Well you can incororate what we are doing a little, and embellish it… So this is what I would do if I were you…
First, rather than just staying the night at a hotel, see if you can find something a little nicer. My Fiance and I are staying at a local winery which has villas on property. So the morning after the wedding it doesn’t have to be get up, check out, go home. Instead we will get up, have breakfast (their “continental breakfast” is served to each villa and consists of fresh made italian pastries, italian coffees, and alot of other items) and spend a little time there. Go out for a walk around the property, possibly stop in their marketplace for a few bottles of wine to take home, and in general relax.
Then we are going back to my parents house. They are going to have my fiance’s parents, sister, brother and sister in law over for lunch. My fiance also thinks the whole “freeze the top layer of the cake” is pointless, so we are eating the top layer of the cake with lunch. We are also going to take that time to unwrap all of our wedding presents.
Now for us this will be followed by my parents driving us to the airport to leave for our honeymoon. But since you won’t be leaving until after Christmas… I’d say after unwrapping gifts and having lunch with your family get all the gifts back to your place, and plan a night of relaxing with your new hubby! Do whatever fits your personalities when you want to relax! So a movie and dinner maybe? Splurge a little and order takeout from a local restaurant (like Olive Garden, somewhere NICE) so you don’t have to cook. From there I would say try to treat the time leading up to your honeymoon as another honeymoon… Have your favorite foods available, stock up on movies (or, if you are like myself and my Fiance, video games :P) and just plan on hanging out and enjoying your time together.
We will get back from our honeymoon on a Sunday, but we are both trying to make sure we have off the three days following… And in that Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we have alot of fun plans… One of them being that we are going to play “Strip Mario Party”. Yes we are 😛
Post # 4
We are having a morning after brunch and then we’re going away for our honeymoon.
I’ve only known a few people who didn’t go away, and they didn’t really do much. One couple went out to dinner for the first time as husband & wife, and another just stayed in the same hotel they did for their wedding.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@linnylou_88: Sleep in then have sex. Eat a late brunch then spend the day recovering from the wedding. Go out to dinner somewhere nice and put the reservations in for Mr. and Mrs.
Post # 6
We slept- I woke up for breakfast the next morning because anyone that had stayed at our hotel block was invited to a private breakfast. Then I went back to sleep- I think I woke up around 8 or 9 at night. Then we left for our flight at 3 in the morning.
Very romantic I know
Post # 7
we woke up from hotel, packed all the stuff and went to church, came home and open gifts and started thank you notes.
Post # 8
We slept in, had sex, packed up alllll the wedding stuff and went to lunch with our families who were in from out of town. Then, we dropped all the wedding stuff at home and had dinner with all of our friends who were in from out of town. It was pretty great!
Post # 9
We are going on a honeymoon later in the fall but my mom has asked if we can have a gift opening gathering at her house the day after since everything is being taken to her house after the wedding. We haven’t decided yet but at this point, we’re thinking…why not?
Post # 10
@CiaArielleNeugebauer: The night of the wedding we are both staying at the venue but I love the thought of doing something with both families like lunch. A way to celebrate that we will be one big family- how lovely!
Post # 11
@beachbride1216: Your posts always make me smile 🙂
I agree! I don’t think we’ll be taking a honeymoon right away, but lately I’ve been thinking about heading up to the northern part of our state to an island for a couple days 🙂
Post # 12
Our wedding is the beginning of October, but work and life are keeping us from our full honeymoon until Christmas time — BUT we plan to go from our farewell brunch to an inn about an hour away for a few days. I also didn’t just want to wake up and go, okay, back to work…
Post # 13
We got married last June and didn’t go on our honeymoon until September. So right after our wedding we got a fancy hotel for a few days. It included a romance package, so we got champagne and chocolate each night, breakfasts in bed, and a gift certificate for a local French restaurant 🙂
Post # 14
@classyashley: @GeekChic: @s2bmrscook: I love the idea of getting away for a few days but I think it might be too close to Christmas for me 🙁
Post # 15
We wont be taking our honeymoon right away either. Our wedding is on a Saturday and we both have the following Monday off as well. The morning after the wedding we’ll be having brunch with our parents and bridal party. After brunch we’re going to an amazing hotel where we’ll spend the night and just relax before having to go back to work.
Post # 16
You’re going to be exhausted! Sleep! Eat good food! Stay in bed with your new husband!