(Closed) Leaving for honeymoon right after wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Do you live in a small area? I’ve never heard of an airport only having flights before 9pm… unless it is just for your specific destination? 

Post # 3
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We stayed overnight at a B&B in town. In the AM, we dropped off our stuff at home and got the belongings for the honeymoon. Then, we flew out! 

Post # 4
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We’re leaving Sunday late afternoon (having a Saturday late afternoon/evening wedding)

Post # 5
118 posts
Blushing bee

I feel like it would be unnecessarily stressful to try and coordinate the honeymoon for immediately after the wedding. Between saying goodbye, making sure everything is arranged for your absence, and having a hard end time to leave your own party (what if you don’t want to go yet? Watching the clock for your leaving time is no fun) you may feel rushed and that is not what you want for your wedding day.

Why do you have to leave the same day? Book a hotel locally for one night, relax, and embark on your honeymoon trip the next day. 

Post # 6
2877 posts
Sugar bee

That does sound strange. Most airports offer flights after 9:00 p.m., and even later. There are red eye flights that are around midnight too.

My husband and I left our reception and headed straight to the hotel about an hour away. We went on a cruise for our honeymoon, and the hotel was in the same city as the port. The next morning we had a leisurely breakfast, then boarded the ship.

Post # 7
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Our reception will be over by 9pm Saturday night and our flight leaves at 8am Sunday morning. We looked at leaving right after the reception when we were doing a brunch reception,  but it seemed to be added stress.  TBH,  the only reason we are leaving so early Sunday is because we wanted a direct flight on Southwest and they only had a few flights per day direct to Orlando. 

Post # 8
828 posts
Busy bee

Our reception ended late Saturday night, we stayed at a hotel, and we flew out of the local airport at about 1pm the next day. Both of parents lived in the town we got married so we left our cars at their house along with the stuff we didn’t need to take on our honeymoon. We gave my Mother-In-Law our marriage certificate to file at the courthouse because it had to filed within so many days since we got it and we wouldn’t be back from the honeymoon in time 

Post # 9
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I feel like the bride and groom leaving the reception and getting into a car to take them to the airport is the kind of thing that only happens in movies :P. We flew to Europe for our honeymoon and took a 6 PM flight Sunday afternoon, since our reception went until midnight on Saturday. I feel like that’s a lot of an extra stressor- I know I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the reception as much if I knew there was a hard stop time that we’d need to leave by. We had enough time to head back home, finalize packing, and say bye to our family and friends who were still around at the hotel. 

Post # 10
547 posts
Busy bee

We are having a Saturday night wedding and flying out early Sunday evening. We will be going straight to the airport from our hotel where we are spending Saturday night.

Post # 11
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We also stayed in a nearby hotel the night of then went away the following day.

Post # 12
3706 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

There is no way in the world I would want to worry about having to catch a flight the night of my wedding. I get really anxious about being at the airport really early and then worrying about flights taking off on time, etc. I would have been miserable at the reception if all I could think about was getting to our flight. We didn’t leave for our honeymoon until the Monday after our Saturday wedding and it was so nice to rest the day after and get packed. Just thinking about having to be packed and ready to go immediately after my wedding makes my chest tight. 

Post # 14
13549 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It’s a nice gesture, and a lot of people do it, but you aren’t obligated to host anything the day after. Traditionally no one saw the couple after the reception. 

If you spend the night locally and take off for the honeymoon the next morning, you wouldn’t be available either. 

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