Post # 1
Another seemingly obvious question that maybe I’m missing, but where did you and your partner go after the wedding? Once the reception is done and everyone has left, what happened next on the day after? I love the romance of being spirited away from the wedding to go on the honeymoon but feel there’s a lot of organising in a wedding and then organising to go on holiday straight after might be a bit much. My Maid/Matron of Honor has also said that its what she would have wanted for her own wedding but logistics made it difficult.
So I’ve made a poll – where did you go? I’m half inclined to maybe go on a “mini-moon”. I think this may be an English thing. It’s where after the wedding you go stay in a nice little hotel or cottage for a couple nights. It’s never anything fancy. My mum had hers down the road at a bed and breakfast from her aunts, haha! It’s just meant to be some breathing space from the wedding etc. Then you come home and then a month later os so you go on a your honeymoon.
So where you go or what are you planning?
Post # 3
We went home for a few hours for a nap (and to open our gifts!). Then, we went to an after-party a friend hosted at his home, where we stayed for the night. Then we were on our way to the honeymoon!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Mines a combo of answers….
After the reception we’re >planning< on going to the hotel either to the bar for an after party or straight to sleep, morning after brunch (is spending the night in a hotel a mini-moon?)
THEN back home.
Honeymoon a month later.
Post # 5
Saturday night in hotel.
Sunday night at home.
Leave for honeymoon Monday morning.
Post # 6
we spent the night at a hotel.
the next day we went back to parents’ home for brunch and to visit more with family.
my husband’s in the military and i still lived at home with my parents, so we spent the next 2 days packing up my stuff to move.
we didn’t go on our honeymoon right away because we had a lot to take care of on the military side (getting housing, putting me into the system, etc) and it would have just been too much. we did go on a mini-moon to disneyland 3 weeks after our wedding and last month we went on our real honeymoon to hawaii.
i kinda liked having everything spread out. it seemed to make the whole wedding experience last longer 🙂
Post # 7
@anahappilyeverafter: our wedding is not in our hometown so wedding night will be at wedding venue, next evening we go home then following morning we leave for the honeymoon!
Post # 8
Not planned yet, but our wedding is Saturday and I would like to leave for the honeymoon Sunday or Monday (Monday would probably be better since I’ll be sleep deprived right after the wedding lol). We are planning to spend Saturday night at a hotel.
Post # 9
Spent the wedding night in a hotel suite, then went to my parents house the next day and stayed the night there after opening gifts, then drove to our home town the next day to stay a night at our house/organize for honeymoon, finish packing, and get to bed early, left on our honeymoon the next early a.m.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I chose other. We stayed in a hotel the night of our wedding and then left for our honeymoon the next day. We didn’t go home… Well, I suppose technically we did as we stopped at home very briefly to drop off wedding things and pick up honeymoon suitcases, but it was only for a few hours.
Post # 11
We got married while ON our honeymoon. A weddingmoon! The wedding was on day 5 of our 11 day trip.
We went back to our hotel for the night. The very next day (the day of the 3rd night) we slept in, got breakfast, then did a driving tour and hiked Banff National Park’s Icefields Parkway. We liked the lodge where we married so much we stayed a 3rd night.
Mini-moons are done in the US too, just a night or two away with no distractions. If the options are just go home, or a mini-moon – do a mini-moon!
Post # 12
We eloped at 9am, so after, we did some pictures and then drove down to Fredericksburg, TX, a quaint little town where we spent the night. The following day we drove to Bandera, another quaint TX town where we met up with friends for our annual weekend there.
We didn’t have a honeymoon since we had just gone to Mexico for vacation the month prior. So we had a sort of “minimoon” with friends that weekend.
Post # 13
We live in City A, are getting married in City B, and are flying out of City C for our honeymoon.
Drive from Home City A to Wedding City B on Friday. Stay in a hotel, separately, on Friday night.
Married Saturday. Stay in hotel in City B Saturday night.
Sunday, drive stuff back to City A and drop it off at home. Drive to City C and stay in hotel overnight there on Sunday night.
Monday morning get on flight to honeymoon.
So we have two nights between our wedding and honeymoon, but both will be spent in a hotel because of logistical reasons. If we were flying out of our hometown, I’d stay at home on Sunday night. But I would definitely stay at a hotel the night of the wedding! Let someone else clean up 🙂
Post # 14
We stayed in a near-by hotel (that guests were NOT staying at) and went home the next day. A day after that we left for our honeymoon.
Post # 15
we stayed at the same hotel where our wedding was on a Saturday evening until Monday morning when we left from there to go on our honeymoon
Post # 16
We are going to a hotel right after the reception, then Sunday we’ll do whatever there is to do after the wedding, then we leave bright & early Monday morning for Cancun!