(Closed) Delaying honeymoon – so what do I do the day after the wedding??

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@linnylou_88:  My cousin’s got married on a Saturday and they weren’t leaving for their honeymoon until the Monday.. on Sunday they (and all of the family) came over to my house for a big BBQ Lunch/Dinner! 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Lots and lots of sex!! hahaha. We aren’t going on our honeymoon until June (53 more days be exact) so we stayed in a hotel suite and went to brunch w my family the next day (it was Easter). Then we went to my grandma’s to pick up the card box, opened them all together, and enjoyed a couple days as husband and wife before going back to work. Now we are just counting down the days until HM!!!

 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

In Australia & NZ it’s pretty common for the groom’s side to host a “day after” bbq or lunch.  For my brother & SIL’s wedding (Nov 2007) they spent the night at a hotel and mum organised catering for a big lunch attended by his closest friends.  It was actually really enjoyable and laid back!  We even got to cut the wedding cake properly & have a taste… after the “fake” cut on the wedding night it had been forgotten ๐Ÿ˜›  They left for their honeymoon in Fiji the following morning. [Funny story, the ceremony was actually held at our house.  Mum decided to redecorate all the furniture for the wedding celebrations.  When it was delivered it was stored in our rumpus room with the rest of our furniture to clear the living & dining room out completely so all the guests could fit.  While we were at the reception she hired movers to move all the new furniture back in!  One day we had all the old furniture, the next it was all clear and the next all the new stuff was in.  In the midst of all the wedding craziness I thought it was quite an impressive feat ๐Ÿ˜›

My Bridesmaid or Best Man got married in November and didn’t go on honeymoon for a week, as they had good friends from New York out and wanted to enjoy time with them and they went to a concert as well.  They stayed a couple of nights at an exclusive B&B and just explored the local area & just enjoyed time as husband & wife ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@linnylou_88:  Here in the US we sometimes do a brunch with anyone staying atthe hotel you blocked out. You will be so glad to just rest and visit with family, don’t plan anything! My friends who got married just took it easy after the big event. Weddings are exhausting!!

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@linnylou_88:  are are having brunch with all of our hotels guests and family the morning after the wedding.

this is pretty standard in the US. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@julybride22:  I think that’s what we’re doing too. Wedding is in July, and Honeymoon will be in November. My Future-in-laws and parents want to be there when we open our gifts, so we’ll be doing that within the first 2 days after becoming Mr. & Mrs.

Post # 38
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ohhhhh umm day at the spa?

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Fiance and I are going to a hotel the night of the wedding and staying there that night and the following night. So we’ll spend all of the day after hanging out, eating room service, watching TV and having spas!

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our wedding is on a Wednesday and we won’t be leaving for our honeymoon until the weekend. Our wedding is overseas so a lot og the guests won’t be flying out right away, my mom has mentioned something about having brunch or lunch with the families but I imagine it will be nice to sleep in or just spend time with my new husband so I would prefer dinner instead. The hotel package we got has a buffet lunch and spa inclusion so we’ll likely take advantage of that in the succeeding days too. 

If you are staying in a hotel, I suggest asking them if they have spa services and such that you can avail of. You can also have an intimate brunch with family and/or close friends if they’ll be around the day after. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Sleep.

You and your husband will be so exhausted you’ll probably just sleep. I slept horribly the 2 weeks before the wedding and the night before the wedding DH and I both got about 4 hours of sleep.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@linnylou_88:  check into a nice hotel, with a great breakfeast. Spend the night having the most glorious sexual activity you can get ๐Ÿ˜› ahaha and wake up in the morning to a beautiful room service breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@linnylou_88:  I am originally from  the UK but now live in Canada (20+) yrs….we are doing our honeymoon 2 months after our wedding…we were going to book into a nice hotel for the wedding night but have since decided against it…we have a lot of people coming who we hardly ever see and want to spend as much time visiting with them as possible…so the next morning we shall invite people staying overnight in our area to a brunch at our house..maybe a barbecue type thing…I am really happy with that decision as at the wedding you never get proper visiting time with people.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We only delayed our honeymoon a day, mainly because we wanted that day to relax and get a few things done, like:

Sleep in, have sex, shower, go to brunch

Say goodbye to the friends and family who traveled to be there before they check out of the hotel

Open our gifts

Pack up all our “wedding stuff,” which I’m glad we did well because a lot of that stuff hasn’t been reopened. Wipe down glassware and wrap it so it doesn’t break. Spot treat the dress and properly pack it in the dress bag with the veil and sash. Make sure any flowers or extra decor have been cut off the cake’s top tier, wrap it in foil, and freeze it. Take petals from the bouquets and press them in a couple of books.

Return the rented tuxes to the tux shop

Confirm honeymoon travel plans and check in for our flight

Look through the photos that had already been posted online by friends

Pack up our stuff in the car, including gifts

And then that night, we went for a swim, opened some leftover wine, and watched a movie

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our wedding is on a Sunday.  Sad thing is we’ll both probably go to work.  We don’t have our honeymoon plans down yet, so who knows when we’ll leave.  And we barely have enough vacation time as it is for a honeymoon.  So sad.

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