I hope you won’t mind that we’ve yet to discuss flowers, paper goods, and so many other fun wedding details and that today I’m getting way ahead of myself and talking about our honeymoon. We just have so much time to plan all the details (our wedding isn’t until September 2017) so I don’t want to share all my thoughts on planning right this second and then have nothing to talk about a year from now (plus I’m sure I’ll have learned a lot between now and then!). And I don’t really intend to talk about weddings every single week but when I post about something else, I get comments asking what happened to Wedding Wednesdays! So if you’re willing to put up with things being a little out of order (following my stream of consciousness as opposed to our exact wedding planning timeline), I’m willing to keep sharing!
With so many of our friends getting married this year, Will and I have been hearing about all our friends’ upcoming adventures and daydreaming about what our own honeymoon will entail. We love to travel but he doesn’t get much time off work so having two weeks to travel together is going to be the ultimate luxury. And we want to use it wisely!
I’m not sure what that means exactly. Part of me wants to get on a plane and go as far from home as we possibly can, to go somewhere that would be impossible to do justice in a shorter time frame. Another part of me could happily spend fourteen days wandering around Italy and revisiting our favorite spots on the Amalfi Coast. I think ultimately we’ll decide to go someplace we’ve never been, but there is something reassuring about going somewhere you already know you’ll love.
So where have we never been that would make for a great honeymoon? There are so many places I don’t know where to start. Africa, Australia, South America? We both get pretty antsy after a couple days of sitting on the beach so somewhere that combines adventure, good food, and kind people (three things we loved about Italy) would be ideal. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. Where did you / will you honeymoon? What did you look for in a honeymoon trip? How far in advance did you start planning? Did it turn out as you’d hoped? I can’t wait to read your insights!
*all hotels from my hotel bucket list