Post # 1
So, I need some advice from those who are already married and went on their honeymoon the morning after their wedding. I am trying to book flights to Cancun for our honeymoon the morning after the wedding.
There is a Non-stop flight at 7:37 AM. Puts us in Cancun at 10:03 AM. We’ve taken this flight before and it was quick and easy, but of course, we didn’t have a wedding the night before.
The next flight is at 10:56 AM, stops in Houston, and puts un in Cancun at 3:30PM. This flight is over $100 more than the non-stop.
Which would you choose? I don’t want to wake up early after the wedding, though we will still have to wake up early for the next flight, just not as early. Our wedding is ending at 9:30pm, we will have a driver take us to our hotel, and should be checked in at 10:30PM. Here is the kicker…..we’re waiting for our wedding night to have intercourse. I don’t want to ruin our first time together by having an early morning wake-up call. But, I also like the idea of getting up and being on our honeymoon super quickly, for less money.
Will we be running on adrenaline and can we do it? Or should we choose the later, more expensive flight? What would you do? Or what did you do?
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Post # 2
We didn’t even leave till early Monday morning and I was still exhausted. I’d do the later flight even with the extra hassles. Good luck!
Post # 3
We waited until the Monday after. Is it possible for you to do that? It was so nice to sleep in Sunday morning and know we didn’t have to get anything done. We got to enjoy just laying around and opening gifts from the wedding.
Post # 4
I’d do the non-stop one and nap in Cancun.
Post # 5
Is it possible to wait a day before leaving for the honeymoon? That will really give you the chance to relax and get everything together.
If not, I’d do the non-stop and try and sleep on the plane or take a quick nap when you arrive.
Post # 6
On the day after the wedding, I’d go for the later flight. I’m all for getting in early and enjoying an almost full day at my destination, but if I’m tired and I want to lay down a bit or have a shower and hotel check in time isn’t for another 4 hours, i get bitchy, and it’s not worth saving a little money if I end up in hyper bitch mode.
Post # 7
SuperKate: FutureMrsBex: Anon721:
We don’t want to stay until Monday, originally we did, but the cost of hotel rooms in our city is super high because we are getting married on Labor day weekend. It would be another $600 for us to stay in our wedding night hotel on Sunday night, and it would be too depressing to go back to our apartment for a night, when we have waited SO LONG for our honeymoon. I know if we went back to the apartment I would be sad the wedding was over.
Post # 8
We had to leave the next morning on a 6am to make our cruise – which meant we had to leave for the airport at 4am – it was awful we were exhausted and cranky and it took us about 2 days to recover after all the excitement of the wedding and then traveling. If i could do it again I would have waited and done something on Monday instead of the next day – even if it were more expensive.
Post # 9
Great point. I believe honeymooners get early check in at our resort, and if not, you do get to eat/enjoy the all inclusive bars. So, it would only be an issue if we wanted to head to the bedroom and we couldn’t get to our room.
Post # 10
I promise you, going back to your apartment will not be depressing after your wedding! My husband and I considered going to a hotel the night of our wedding, but reconsidered because there was something exciting about going back to OUR home. Waiting until the Monday after absolutely didn’t detract from the wedding high. Like I said, you get that day to open gifts and do any last minute errands before your trip. If ruining the wedding excitement is all you’re concerned about, I would highly recommend waiting until Monday because I assure you it won’t happen.
Post # 11
+1 We had an early flight the next morning and it was NOT fun. OP, if you’re not willing to wait until Monday, I would at least take the later flight. You are going to have so much adrenaline after the wedding, it’s not like you’re going to fall right asleep. You don’t want to start your honeymoon exhausted and cranky.
Post # 12
Non stop AND save money? I’d suffer waking up earlier by a few hours for that. I hate lay overs. Intercourse isn’t going to get in the way unless you plan on waiting until morning or the middle of the night to go at it. In all likely hood if it’s your first time, and you get back to the room by 1030, you’ll be done by midnight anyawys.
Post # 13
When I was engaged, a friend explicitly recommended against taking an early AM honeymoon flight the morning after the wedding. You’re going to feel SO tired afterwards, and it will be very nice to sleep in with your new husband (especially since you’re waiting till marriage for sex)! I would be more ok with the early AM flight if it were not the day right after your wedding. It’s your honeymoon; you should enjoy it!
Post # 14
agree 100% OP, especially if you are waiting until your wedding to have sex – we are no so traditional and spent the night together “taking care of business” before the wedding which was good because we definitely didn’t do it on the wedding night or even the first night of our honeymoon because we were so tired lol
Post # 15
we actually left the Tuesday morning after our Saturday wedding – it saved us a ton of money on our flight and I was glad to have a day or two at home to come down from my wedding high and pack without feeling rushed. if that’s really not an option I’d go for the super early direct flight. we didn’t get to sleep until 2am on our wedding night and we were STILL up by 8am because we were so excited to go have brunch with our friends who came in from out of town. not being hungover helped that though 🙂