Wednesday, July 28, 2010

wedding wednesday's- honeymooning.

10 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days to go (318 days!)

My checklist for this month looks like this: 

As you can see, not too much going on at this point. I can actually check off a few items..

Bridal gown= check!
Book location of ceremony= check!
Book location of reception= check!
Book wedding planner [if deciding to have one]= check! ( MOTHER!)
Registry= Bed, Bath, & Beyond= check!

Not sure if many of you remember or not, but I posted this post a few weeks ago.

I fell in love with this place at first glance & knew it was the perfect spot for not only the reception, but the ceremony as well! 

Two Thursday's ago, we officially booked it & reserved our dates :) 

Our rehearsal will fall on Thursday, June 9th & the ceremony Friday, June 10th at 7:00pm. 

The next big thing on our list is the honeymoon.

Believe it or not, according to Wedding Etiquette, the Groom's & his family pay for the honeymoon. 

Still unsure? Here's a few website that show you who pays for what: 

I've had this tiny poll posted on the right side of my blog since I first started it back in March.

These are the stats as of now: 

I'm happy to announce that we are going with the majority on this one!  [Hopefully, that is!]

St. Lucia!


We have been trying to decide for quite some time now. Well, I take that back. I have been trying to decide for quite some time. The Mr. could really care less. He's not into this whole wedding planning stuff....? Any others out there experience this same response from their significant other?? Ha. I just consider it a typical guy thing. I'd rather do it myself anyhow ;)

Ohhh, and the reallly cool thing?! 

There are even HONEYMOON REGISTRIES now-a-days. 

Yes way!

I had no idea. 

Whoever came up with that was genius. 

I feel certain we will have that registry available as soon as we know the final details!

But for now, I want to know where YOU went on your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon!

Give us some advice:
from what I need to make sure we don't forget in our suitcases, which excursions were the best experience to any horror stories that you may have experienced along the way!  


Being a virgin, Bob was very nervous about his upcoming wedding night, so he decided to seek the advice of his friend John, who was quite the local Romeo. "Just relax, Bob," counseled John. "After all, you grew up on a farm, just do like the dogs do."
Right after the honeymoon the bride stormed over to her mother's house in tears and announced that she wasn't going to live under the same roof as Bob for even one more night.
"He's totally disgusting!" she wailed.
At first Bob's bride resisted her mother's attempts to find out the exact nature of the problem, but finally broke down. "Ma, he doesn't know anything at all about how to be romantic, how to make love . . . He just keeps smelling my ass and pissing on the bedpost!"

Anybody else need help in planning/booking a honeymoon? TheKnot has a really nice website where you can find the answers to most of your questions.

Have a great Wednesday Y'all!


  1. We went to St. Maarten! I had no idea where we were going till we got to the airport. My husband planned the whole thing!!

  2. my hubs could have care less about all things wedding planning..but I guess it wasnt so bad because since he didnt care I didnt have to deal with our opinions clashing! He always tells me that he loved our wedding so I guess thats what matters! We went to Riviera Maya Mexico and stayed at an adult only resort it was so nice! It was pretty much just all other couples on their honeymoons! All I packed was swimsuits and sundresses! Wow this was the longest comment ever sorry!

  3. I'm so excited for you Caitlin!
    But first, I must tell you that The Honeymoon Advise was hands down the best joke I've heard in a while. I literally busted out hysterically laughing.
    Okay, so I'm S0O0O pumped for you. Your check list is looking fantastic! The Honeymoon... Ahhh, the best part. [I would think] I can't give you advice, So hopefully one day, if we are still in our blog world, You can share the do's and don'ts with me!
    I'm all about Etiquette, but did NOT know the Groom's parents were supposed to pay. That's awesome!
    This was a fun post! :D Oh, and I think your mom would make a perfect planner! Spend the $$$ else where.

  4. You guys will absolutely love St Lucia!!! We took a caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and that was one of our stops. Both Husband and I agreed it was one of our favorites and we would love to go back! We did a horseback riding excursion there and I would highly recommend doing something similar- it was so pretty to see the island that way and then we were able to stop at a beautiful secluded beach too!

    And yes, my husband too did not care for the wedding planning- anytime I would ask for his input on a decision he would just tell me to pick whatever I wanted! I guess thats not really a bad thing though......

  5. That barn is going to be such a beautiful place for the wedding!

    Y'all will have so much fun in St. looks beautiful!

  6. I have a surprise for you over at my giveaway blog!! : )

  7. many interesting stories about the family