Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2015 - Golf Course
Hey Bees! I’m so excited that we are going to Cancun the day after our wedding for a week of relaxation! However, I’m now debating about what to do between the night of the wedding and our flight.
Our flight leaves at 7:30 am the day after our wedding, so we would have to be at the airport by 4:30 at the latest (as is recommended for international flights at my airport). I had originally planned on booking a hotel room near the airport for the night of the wedding, but it seems like a waste of $100+ if we are going to be at the hotel by probably 1AM at the EARLIEST, only to leave 2.5 hours later. Seems to make much more sense to just come home…. But we live with FI’s parents in the basement, so it just doesn’t seem very romantic!! On the otherhand, it’s just more logical and we will be in a romantic getaway for the next 7 days.
What would you ladies do in this situation?
Post # 2
I wouldn’t bother with the hotel… You’ll have 7 days to be romantic after you leave 🙂
Post # 3
This is tough but I would think I would stay at your home- if you have enough money maybe you can get the parents a hotel room for a thank you gift so they can stay there the night of your wedding?
Post # 4
I would just wait to see how you feel. It will be an exhausting day both physically and emotionally. Maybe you will be starving and need to go to Denny’s, maybe you will need a nap (or do so something else) at the hotel or might just need a relaxing moment together. If the hotel can be booked last minute then keep the option open.
Post # 5
We’re getting married near to where Fi’s parents live and we’re not heading off on our honeymoon until the next day either. My Fi suggested we just stay at his parents house. I refused even though I really like his parents and we’ve stayed there loads of times, it might not be logical or whatever but there is absolutely no way I want to stay with anyone the night after my wedding. We’ve spent approx $130 (converting from £) on a hotel. I guess its slightly different as we’re driving to our honeymoon so get the whole night at the hotel rather than having to get up super early for a flight, but I’d probably still get the hotel even if we were gettting up super early.
Post # 6
be aware that this is risky as most airlines have it written into their T&Cs that flights can change by up to 12 hours either way and they are not bound to refund you or offer an alternative.
Personally because of that, and because I would want to enjoy my wedding and not be worrying about leaving for the airport/being exhausted, I would opt for a later flight, or an early flight the following day, so I could spend the night in a hotel and enjoy relaxing/opening cards the next day. I felt horrendous the day after our wedding as we went to bed at 6.30am; could not have flown anywhere in that state…
Post # 7
I usually go for practicality over romance and would probably just stay with his parents. Depending on when your wedding ends, you are probably going to be exhausted! We were too drunk/sleepy to get busy on our wedding night. In fact, we were too hungover the next day to do it too so we decided to save our first sex as a married couple for our honeymoon (plus we do it all the time so I feel like it was less of a big deal).
Or-if you haven’t booked, Id give yourself a day between if you could!
Post # 8
I’d spend the $100 and get the hotel close to the airport. But that also means you will have to be organized enough to have your bags packed before your wedding.
Post # 9
I’d change my reservation, so I’d be flying-out much later in the day, or the next day. I don’t do well with sleep deprivation, so there’s no way I could travel on a few hours sleep. I would also be so excited that night that I might not fall asleep, until I would have to leave for the airport.
My daughter left for Greece – a 20 hour trip – around noon, the day after her wedding. She wished she had waited at least one day more, to fly.
Post # 10
I’d get a room near the airport for convenience sake. I know other people who have done that in just your situation. They had their bags already there and ready to go and had a chance to relax before heading to the airport.
Post # 11
Definetly go for the hotel. I had a flight the day after my wedding at like 8 so needed to be at the airport for 5 and it was lovely just being at the airport hotel for such an early start and not having to take a journey to the airport and worry about traffic…. planes are perfect for catching up on sleep on so i dont get why people are saying to delay it by another day unless you need to get two flights that is.
you only get married once so i dont think that 100 is alot
Post # 12
Which airport will you be departing? The 3-hours-in-advance rule for International flights is excessive at many airports. Security lanes might not even be open at 4:30am. If you are flying from Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco or Washington Dulles, then 4:30 is probably accurate; if you’re flying from Boston or Baltimore, it’s too early.
Post # 13
I would also get a room at/near the airport. My Fiance somehow convinced me to take a 5:45am flight the day after our wedding so we will be getting up really early. we are staying at a hotel attached to the airport so we won’t have any travel time in the morning.
Post # 14
I would save the money and go home. Might not be the most romantic, but the next day you’ll be in Mexico!!! You can get sexy and romantic there!
Post # 15
How far do you live from the airport? You’ll probably be really tired after the wedding from all the socializing and partying and, if you have enough energy, your other nighttime activities. It might save you some time staying near the airport, but you might also lose time traveling from your venue to the hotel, especially if you stop by home anyway.