I am helping a family member plan his honeymoon. One of the best tips I gave him, and want to also share with you is: if you have the choice, take a day to relax between the wedding and the day you depart for the honeymoon. Don’t leave the very next morning!
I know you are saying, why? The wedding is over and we want to start our vacation and relaxing as soon as possible.
This is why: I can’t tell you how many people I know miss the flight! Yes, miss the flight for that Honeymoon of their dreams they have been planning so long for and invested in so dearly. They get married, the wedding lasts ‘til the wee hours of the morning. They booked an 8 AM flight the next day (have to be at the airport by 6 AM) and they missed the flight! The wedding is over, exhaustion has set in, and they sleep right through the alarm and wake up call. Or, they were so focused on the wedding, they forgot to locate their passport and they miss the flight.
Your wedding day will be one of the most amazing days of your life, and you should focus simply on that- The Wedding. Then take a day to regroup! Recuperate, relax, do any last minute packing, say your goodbyes and thank-you’s to family and friends and run any last minute errands. Then, when you arrive at the destination of your dreams you are ready to enjoy from the moment you step foot in resort!
I remember when I got married (on a Saturday) we wanted until Monday to leave. Sunday we were able to see out of town family off, pick up last minute travel items and recuperate from our long day. We stayed at an airport hotel the night before, and were checked in fresh and ready to go two hours before our flight. While waiting for our flight, we met several other couples who did the exact same thing as us. And, we also met one couple who was supposed to be on the flight the day before and missed it.
If it is an option, consider giving yourself that day off! You can thank me later 🙂