Tomorrow is the day I have to get serious about wedding planning. I have to buck up and decide which shape of plate sets the correct “tone” of my wedding- round or square? Which set of twinkle lights will give off the right lighting to set the mood of the evening? And most importantly, what color of napkin should I choose? The napkins. So much importance in the napkins.
Until D-day (tomorrow) I’m not going to think about any of that stuff. Instead, I’m going to continue planning the one thing I have dreamed about since I was a little girl. The honeymoon.
I can’t wait for the honeymoon.
I want to be that couple on the plane who have that post wedding-glow who can’t stop chatting and giggling about how great their wedding was. Maybe I’ll even be that girl who wears a shirt that says “wifey.” I don’t know. Weirder things have happened.
I want to check in at the resort and have the hotel person say, “Oh is this your honeymoon?” And then we respond all coy like, “Yes, yes it is!”
I want to relax on a white beach in my new honeymoon swimsuits that I will obviously buy because I’m certain I’ll be in spectacular “bride shape.”
And then I want to binge eat and drink every day to make sure I’m no longer in bride shape when I come home.
I want to make weird honeymoon friends that I take photos with and then ten years down the road will look at my honeymoon pics and be like, “who the hell are those people?” And then Chris will respond, “It’s Tom and Susan! Don’t you remember? We met them at the resort, they were from Buffalo. Good people. Tom sure loved his whiskey though.”
And then I want to come home and have everything go back to normal. Just as it is now. Except we no longer have gross mismatching plates like a bunch of poor twenty year olds. Because now we’re married and that means we have to eat dinner on plates that match.
Let’s take a look at some of my top destinations.
1. The Maldives.
Would you just look at this place? I am dying to get here. The Maldives are a chain of islands in the middle of the Indian ocean and it looks absolutely heavenly. This is my first choice.
There is nothing I want to do more after my wedding than relax in a beautiful villa surrounded by crystal clear waters. I have looked at several amazing resorts and have my top five picked. When I settle on one, I’ll make sure to let you know!
Ever since I saw that movie about Blake Lively and that one Gilmore Girl wearing magic pants I’ve been itching to get here. And just for the record I own magic pants too, they’re called leggings.
This is Chris’s first choice right now. He surfed here once in college and I’m pretty sure it’s become his “happy place” in his memory. I’m definitely not opposed.
4. Amalfi Coast.
Because it just looks dreamy. And what’s not to love about Italy? I’ve only been once and I’m itching to get back to a country where wine at breakfast, lunch, and dinner is totally the norm.
5. Wisconsin Dells.
Had to throw a wild card in there just to make things interesting. An indoor water park where you can BYOB as well as BYOC (bring your own chicken wings) I’ve seen pics, people do it. Count me in! Plus, Harlow might be able to come along.
And now it’s time to open it up to the table. Where did you honeymoon? Did you love it? Do you have any suggestions/dos or don’ts? Should I get a bikini that says “Wifed Up” or is that weird? Can I make Chris wear a speedo that says “TAKEN” across the butt or is that weird?
Honeymoon advice, give it to me! I want to know everything.