(Closed) Early morning honeymoon flight worth saving extra $$$?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

edepp2010: nonstop. If your originating flight is delayed and you have to take the next flight out, you might have to overnight in Houston. 

also non stops are less stressful IMHO 

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would definitely do non-stop as it will be a lot less stressful and exhausting.  However, I would definitely wait until Monday.  I would rather have a day to recoup so I could enjoy my honeymoon and be tired back at work right away, then to be tired and exhausted throughout my whole honeymoon so I could be rested at work.  It might be an exhausting work week, but you can recoup on the following weekend and it will be worth it to fully enjoy your honeymoon.  

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I see no problem with this. You get to the hotel after the wedding, do the deed, then either fall asleep hard until  you need to get up for your flight and then run on adrenaline until the next night OR you stay up all night doing what married people do, power nap on the plane, wake up in Cancun, and start your honeymoon. Either way sounds fine to me. Sure a day in between or a late morning would also be nice, but my husband and I would probably choose the earlier nonstop flight. What is there to lose except sleep? Sleep when you’re dead.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

I would prefer the earlier flight. I like to start my vacation as soon as possible and I imagine it won’t be any different for my honeymoon. Would you rather nap at your apartment or nap on the beach in paradise? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I guess it just depends on what kind of traveler you are.  I’d rather a direct flight, and the earlier flight to be honest.  I’m up early the day I have a flight anyway because I’m paranoid about sleeping through the alarm.  I sleep well on planes, so I’d rather just get the trip over with than sleep in a bit longer.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Take the early, non-stop flight.  I was exhausted the night of our wedding, but I wasn’t so bad I couldn’t have gotten up early (which I did, naturally) to catch a flight. You can easily nap on the plane and once you get to your resort.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would take the early non-stop flight. 

FWIW, I also waited until I was married.  Our timeline was somewhat similar to yours but we did not “do the deed” until the next morning because we were both exhausted.  THe fun came later ๐Ÿ˜‰  

We did a mini moon for the weekend after the wedding though

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Don’t do the early morning thing. The morning after the wedding you are going to be dead tired after checking in at 10:30 pm. Do a late flight. Me and my fi are thinking about staying in our more expensive honeymoon suite for one night, then check into a less expensive hotel room for another day just to recoup and THEN fly off to the honeymoon. Though sleep is an actual priority for me and I like to be awake for my vacations not falling asleep.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  kisa15.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  kisa15.
Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My first marriage we had our wedding at night and the next morning we left for the airport by 5am. We barely slept and napped all the way to Aruba. The adrenaline will get you there. I’d rather sleep on my way there than sleep in and THEN be on my way there. But I’m impatient ๐Ÿ™‚ Second marriage and three kids under 9 years old, I would still do it the same way!

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would do anything to avoid the Houston airport. It’s always 2 hours delayed every time I go through there.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Do the early morning flight. It’ll suck, but you can suck it up for a few hours and then you’ll be on your honeymoon and can enjoy more of it. Plus, you can skip the layover :p Our flight was at midnight the night after the wedding. It SUCKED, but it meant that we got to our destination earlier and we saved money. 

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