We finally decided on the destination for our honeymoon... and it's Hawaii!
We sent in deposits for our accommodations for our trip. We are planning on spending 5 nights on Maui and 5 nights on Kauai. We booked condos directly through the owners. They are beautiful, and reasonably priced, and plus we will have the advantage of having a full kitchen. That way, we can eat normal breakfasts like cereal and bagels, and even some lunches, depending on what we're doing each day. If we're going on some kind of day trip, we can even pack sandwiches and stuff, something that's kind of hard to do in a hotel.
We are so excited. I cannot wait to go. One of my college roommates, Megan, just got back a few weeks ago from her honeymoon to Hawaii. She and her husband went to Maui and Kauai, too, and she couldn't say enough great things about it all. We're going to book a bunch of excursion-type activities like snorkeling (which we can actually do right outside our condo), maybe snuba (google it--it's cool!), a bike trip down the side of a volcano, zip line tour, hikes, etc. The possibilities are pretty endless!
Currently, we're waiting to book our airfare and car rental. I've been speaking to a travel agent that is located right in Hawaii, and she said that I'll probably have better luck with getting lower prices around Christmas. So we are trying to be patient with that, but it's hard when it's such a big part of planning the trip--you gotta know you're going to get there!! So we'll see about that.
Here are the links to the condos we booked: Maui and Kauai. In the Maui link, we're staying in the one-bedroom condo pictured in the left column. Aren't they beautiful?! So fun!
That's the latest update. At the moment, I'm not really doing too much that is wedding related... we got so much stuff out of the way up front that now I'm kind of sitting back and waiting.
I've started to take on projects for other brides, though. Some people have asked me to paint aisle runners for them after they saw my blog post about it. So I'm going to start doing that on the side of my own wedding projects. Especially during these months when I'm kind of slow on my own stuff. So, if you're out there and reading this, and you're interested in having me paint an aisle runner for you, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment on this page with your e-mail address so I can contact you.