The Next Day
What you get up to the next day after your wedding will very much depend on when you are setting off on honeymoon. For those of you heading off at first dawn, you may as well stop reading now – we can promise you that the rest of the stuff from this point on will be totally useless to you!
If you’re still reading we can assume that either; a). You are in no hurry to leave and don’t have to go till later on in the day or early the following morning, or b). You are not leaving for a few days. If you happen to fall into category ‘b’ then you may also find the ‘Other Days’ part (later in this article) of use, so you might want to spend a few minutes having a read.
For those of you setting off within the next 24 hours, then there is one thing above all else that you should do before you go – and that is relax!
The day after the wedding is not a time to go run a marathon or pump iron down the gym for half a day, instead it is an opportunity to spend time with your partner, and perhaps close friends and relatives, and reminisce about the perfect day you’ve just had.
If you and some of your guests are all spending the night of your wedding at the same venue, then a real 'Wedding Breakfast' is a nice way to kick off married life. If you fancy organising one, be sure to speak to hotel staff as early as possible so they can arrange to have the tables put together – this way you’ll all be able to sit around and laugh and smile over croissants and coffee together!
Even if you have not spent the night in the same building as friends and relatives, you may still wish to organise (or ask someone else to organise) a small get-together, perhaps over lunch.
The next day is also an ideal time to visit any close friends or relatives who were unable to make it along due to health reasons – grandparents and elderly uncles and aunts can often be top of this list and to turn up and see them would really make their day.