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

posted 12 years ago in Logistics
Post # 32
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are waiting a day….but that is largely b/c we will be too tired to drive.  We are actually losing a day of our vacation that way b/c we are using a timeshare which actually has an official check-in day as the day we get married.  

We may change our mind as it gets closer (and decide we don’t want to pay money for a hotel another night), but right now that’s the plan! 

Post # 34
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958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If we are able to take the cruise we want, we will actually leave the next weekend!  Honestly, I am looking forward to some time to decompress from the wedding so that the Honeymoon isn’t a total blur.

Post # 35
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wait!  Sleep in, spend some time with your family and leave yourself time for that last minute packing.  We actually waited a month but that was mostly because we went to Africa for 2 weeks and since we had a destination wedding we took almost a week off for that as well so we couldn’t get that many days in a row.  But I was REALLY glad to not have to get up super early the next day.

Post # 36
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1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thanks for all the input.  We were in the same delema.  We can’t leave until the Sunday afternoon due to the brunch, but I think we will just relax around town (maybe order room service) and then head out first thin Monday morning. 

Post # 37
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1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding is Friday night and we are leaving for our honeymoon Sunday morning.  I think we will really need the day on Saturday to get ourselves together – I can’t imagine leaving the day after!

Post # 38
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re waiting until Monday for a few reasons:

-we’re having a brunch at my parents’ the next day

-we will be exhausted

-we don’t live where we’re getting married.  Albany only has a small airport and it costs exponentially more to fly out of there than to fly out of NYC.  So we’re going to head back to NYC in the afternoon and leave from there in the morning. 

Post # 39
Bee
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I have been told by so many others that they wish they had take a day between the honeymoon and wedding to finish last minute details like return tuxes, etc…

Post # 40
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968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Our wedding is on a Saturday & we’re leaving to go on a cruise that Thursday. We would’ve left sooner, but nothing was available to leave the day after (nothing that we wanted, anyway)…but I’m happy nevertheless!

Post # 41
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are getting the heck out of dodge. Cause for me, there is no way I will relax at home. We are in the middle of Do-it-yourself renovations and I am alllllways cleaning. SO the most relaxing thing for us will be to leave the next morning. This prevents us from working on the house or whatever and allows us to relax on a beach ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 42
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3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We left a few hours after the reception ended, and I DO NOT recommend that!  Take at least that night to sleep and relax before heading out.  Sure, we slept on the plane (and in the airport terminal, and in the train terminal, and on the train, ect…).  We got to Paris relatively awake, but the travel part sucked majorly. 

Post # 43
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are planning on leaving Monday.  Since we’re in a small city, the only way to get to our destination starts with a 5am flight…. I’ve had multiple friends and clients miss that flight on Sunday… I don’t want to chance it. PLUS, flights are usually cheaper Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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4081 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We get married on Saturday and are waiting until Monday early morning to fly to St. Thomas. I don’t want to have to be up early the next morning-want to relax, soak it all in, enjoy, go home and finish last minute packing and then leave Mon. morning for the airport. Wouldn’t want to feel rushed right after the wedding. The hotel suite is until 11am the next morning and we don’t want to rush out of there! Breakfast in bed, etc…we can wait the extra day to go to the Caribbean. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 45
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We left the very next day, for a 5 day honeymoon.  I totally wish we’d had an extra day at home, but with a Sunday wedding, I felt like we should leave on Monday.  I know the fear of pushing it back a day when you’ve got a relatively short time, but I think a day to see people would be really nice.  I wish we’d had time to do a brunch or something.  Even if it was just with our parents.

Post # 46
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588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We have the happy medium- leave late the next day.  We are going to spend as much time as possible with family the next day, then get most of our traveling done that evening is what he tells me (don’t know where we are going). 

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