(Closed) The Day After …. Leave or Relax?

posted 12 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

We’re definitely waiting a day or two before leaving, I hate to be all stressed about travelling ad being exhausted and not getting a chance to bask in the wedding, just rush out…But that’s just us, it’s your call whether how much an extra day of your honeymoon is worth…Also, ours will be between 10 days and 2 weeks, so that’s a slightly different scenario…

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

we’re leaving like the week after. a lot of ppl will be here from far away and we want to spend time with them. and I don’t want to feel overwhelmed with the packing and stuff and I HATE flying, and I get physically sick right before i fly, so I need time to prepare myself and I can’t be worrying about that right before the wedding.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

We’re waiting an extra day. There’s no way I’ll be organized enough to just leave. This way we’ll have time to tie up any remaining ends from the wedding and get organized.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are going on a cruise and the majority of them leave on weekends, so we are getting married on a Saturday, we are both returning to work the following week, then leaving for seattle the following friday and setting sail on saturday!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely get the romanticism of leaving the morning after, but I agree with a lot of the brides here that suggested waiting a day. We’re getting married Saturday night and flying out late on Monday. First of all, we have a looooong day of travelling from the West Coast to the Caribbean and didn’t want to do it completely exhausted and miserable….and secondly, we’re holding our wedding in my FI’s parent’s backyard, so we wanted to be able to take a day to relax, open gifts, help clean up a bit, and say goodbye to our Out of Town guests that are travelling a long way for our big day. I think we’ll appreciate the little bit of extra time, and arrive at our honeymoon feeling a lot more relaxed!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are definitely going to wait a day before leaving.  That way we can spend some more time with our OOTers and have a brunch or something the day after the wedding.  There is so much to do before the wedding day, I don’t want to have to add getting completely ready to leave for a week.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

We are getting married on Sat and leaving for our honeymoon on Mon. Sun we are having a brunch for our Out of Town guests.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are going 4 months later! plenty of time to recover from our wedding!! AHAHAHAAHAHA!

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

omg, i was so tired sunday, it wasn’t funny. I would’ve been up til 3am packing Saturday morning if we were leaving Sunday.

It was great to have Sunday to sleep in, get a good breakfast in, some nice coffee, open gifts up with the family, make sure my cats had all the food/water/etc they needed to be left alone for a weeek, and PACk! We also went to Borders and stocked up (leisurely!) on what we wnated to read that week. It would’ve been a mad rush to get ready for the Honeymoon had we not had Sunday to do it.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We really don’t want to see any family or friends the next day, as bad as that sounds. We are having an all day wedding day (morning ceremony, brunch reception, second party in the evening) and so not only will we be super tired the next day, but I feel like we’ve already spent a ton of time with our guests. We’ll probably have a late flight the next day, and sleep way in!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

From the other posts it looks like we’re in the minority here, but my now-husband and I left immediately after the wedding! We went straight from the reception to the airport. Crazy, right? It actually worked out really well for us because we were heading to Europe, only slept a few hours on the plane, then stayed up as long as possible that Sunday and slept for maybe 12 hours that night — the result was the we skipped jet lag all together! 

I’ve been to Europe many times and I’ve never had such success adjusting before (but I’ve also never been on Cloud 9 like that), so if you are heading East you may want to consider that option.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hands down………RELAX!!!!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d wait the extra day. You’ll be so exhausted and travelling is an exhausting thing as well. Doing it one after the other means that you’ll spend the first day of your honeymoon just recuperating from that alone. 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If I were you, I would wait a day or two also. My wedding is not for another year yet, but I know from friends who have been married they say you feel SO rushed – gifts are not fully taken care of or transported to where the couple feels is safe, guests sometimes have not left yet, exhaustion from the big day, etc… Personally, I am a teacher and will prob HAVE to wait until summer to take the honeymoon…but if I didn’t have to, I would wait minimum one day btwn wedding and take off.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We waited a day, and it was great for us. We didn’t have to think about doing laundry or packing for the trip before the wedding. You’ll already have so many things to take care of leading up to the big day that it’s nice not to think about preparing for your trip until afterwards. BUT, we both had a lot of flexibility in our time off from work. I wouldn’t trade a single day of my honeymoon for anything. If waiting a day means one less day of actually being on your honeymoon, I don’t think I would wait to leave. Just make sure you get your trip preparation/packing done prior to the last few days before the wedding so you don’t stress yourself out. And maybe make very light plans for the first day of your trip so you guys can nap 🙂

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