(Closed) When to leave for the honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We left two weeks after our wedding due to lack of availability at our resort since we booked a bit late. Honestly, I couldnt imagine leaving the day after! Definitely give yourself some time. In my experience, the more the better! It’s crazy how little energy you may have after the big day (I only say that because I was like dead for a week! haha).

Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee

Fi and I are gettind married on a Saturday, and we leave Monday for our honeymoon.

Post # 4
7885 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would go with the 0030 on Sunday to get the extra day of vacation. Since your wedding will be a Friday night, you’ll still have Saturday to rest before going on your trip. 

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I am getting married twice, my first wedding was super small but it still surprised me how exhausted I got afterwards. So from experience , I personally don’t like the idea of going to a honeymoon right after or even a few days after the wedding, I’d wait at least a week. This way you can rest, take care of what needs to be taken care of and then you can have the extra day in Europe as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Better than having the extra day but being super tired/stressed out. My second *and big* wedding will be on July 19th, my honeymoon to Japan will be on September 23rd. It is giving us time to save more money, relax, and we are also making sure we get there at the best time/weather possible.


Post # 6
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I couldn’t imagine doing anything the day after my wedding. It was a big enough production to meet my family for lunch I was so physically and emotionally drained. Plus the packing. We didn’t leave town for a full week after and it was great? Can you leave the following Saturday?

Post # 7
109 posts
Blushing bee

We left the next day. Wedding was on Saturday and we took a late flight on Sunday. We slept on the plane.

Post # 8
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would leave on Sunday, personally. We got married on a Saturday and left on Tuesday and now wish we would’ve left Wednesday just to have an extra day. We had a semi-destination wedding and got back home late afternoon/early evening on Sunday just sooo exhausted. Monday was spent mostly gearing up for the honeymoon and making sure the dogs were packed up too. We didn’t even fly out anywhere! We drove an hour to my parents Tuesday morning to drop off the dogs and then took an hour ferry to Catalina. You’re just so freaking beat afterwards.

Post # 9
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sunday! Take the extra day! Whats the rush?

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley

We got married out of town on a Saturday, came home from the venue on Monday & left for our honeymoon on Tuesday.  If possible, definitely try to give yourself an extra day and leave on Sunday!  I’ve seen so many friends frantically trying to leave for the airport the day after the wedding.  I knew there was no way I’d do that.  (We also had an unforseen setback on Sunday when I lost my keys and had to have our car towed to the dealership, so the extra time was a blessing!)

Post # 14
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Our wedding isn’t until next year, but it will be on a Saturday. Were flying from the West Coast to France, so it will be a long flight. We will have a lot of out of town guests for the wedding, so we wil visit with them the day after the wedding and leave on Monday or Tuesday. 

That gives us time to open any gifts, finish packing, etc. 

Ive heard leaving awhile after the wedding makes it feel less like a honeymoon and more like a regular vacation, so I would like to leave 2-3 days after. 

Post # 15
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sunday/Monday is the option I would take.

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