Wedding Wednesday {Our Honeymoon}

Before I jump into it I have two things to mention.

1. I am SO excited to announce that I am now a Bride Blogger on Budget Savvy Bride! You can read my introductory post here, and check back every Tuesday to read my latest post! Those that have followed along for a while know how exciting this is for me as I begin my Wedding Planner adventure, and can tell how obsessed I am with all things wedding!

2. We mailed our Save The Dates yesterday! They are all sealed and delivered and I can’t wait to start hearing that people have received them. I got butterflies putting them into the mailbox!

Now onto the real post! I just realized I never mentioned that we officially have our honeymoon planned. About 2 months ago we put the down payment on our honeymoon and finalized the dates. It was pretty easy for us to decide exactly what we wanted to do, but deciding which itinerary was the hard part. I have mentioned before that we are going to Europe, we were in love when we went to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels last summer which made it really easy for us to decide we wanted to go back.

But where should we go? I wanted Greece and Croatia, Dave wanted Italy. How were we going to be able to afford to make the both of us happy? I hoped a cruise would solve this problem. I started searching for any itinerary starting after July 4th so we would be able to celebrate my favorite holiday in the states, and have at least a week after the wedding to prepare for it. But then I decided it would be easier for someone else to step in and handle this portion.

I called my travel agent and told her the places we both wanted to go just to see if we could both get what we were looking for in one trip, I had a feeling it wouldn’t happen. She was able to find us about 10 options and it was up to us to decide what we wanted. We sat down with all of the itineraries, prices, and time frames and picked a top 3. Then we looked on Trip Advisor for each of the areas and made our final decision.

We will be leaving on July 8th for Rome and coming home from Paris on July 28th. I could not be more excited! We have one amazing itinerary, and I can’t even imagine the sights we will see. We decided to arrive in Rome 2 days before our cruise which gives us the chance to explore the city and relax before our days are filled with seeing so many new countries.

On July 11th we will board our cruise to start our sail around the Strait of Messina. During our cruise we will visit other ports in Italy, Malta, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. After 11 amazing days, our cruise will end in Venice where we will spend another two nights touring the city. After all of this we left off on a Thursday, we had the option to go ahead and fly home (which would have still been amazing!) or travel more of Europe for the weekend.

We decided to fly from Venice to Paris and visit my BFF and her husband for the weekend! We are also going to try and go to Disneyland Paris since we didn’t make it last time we were there. We will be flying home early Sunday morning and I am so happy about having all direct flights!

Only 209 more days until this amazing trip, but I am even more excited for what is in 192 days!

Today is bittersweet because I am linking-up with Kristyn for the very last time. This is also very exciting because I will be co-hosting the link-up with Meg from Borrowed Heaven starting next week. Thank you, Kristyn for passing the link-up on to us, we will treat it well!

Be sure to come back next week and join your new hosts, there may even be a giveaway in store!

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  • http://beautifulthingswithm.blogspot.com/ meagan

    that is a dream honeymoon! SO EXCITING!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can’t wait for it to get here!

  • http://www.chitsandgigglesblog.com chitsandgigglesblog

    I love that you guys chose your honeymoon. This sounds like a fabulous vacation and I kind of want to join in! It would be awesome to travel to all of those places. I also realized that I guess I need to find a travel agent friend. :) I have never had one and apparently need one!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Travel Agents are SO helpful! I love to plan trips, but sometimes it is nice to worry about printing things out, paying and going!

  • http://www.countdownsandcupcakes.blogspot.com Rachel

    Your honeymoon sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see photos!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.countdownsandcupcakes.blogspot.com Rachel

    Your honeymoon sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see photos!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Thank you!!

  • http://blovedboston.blogspot.com/ Biana @Blovedboston

    Congratulations on so many fronts!!! Booking your honeymoon is so exciting and I love where you guys are planning on going!! It will be a trip of a lifetime!

    http://www.blovedboston.com

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Thank you!! I can’t wait for it to get here, but I can’t wait for the wedding even more :)

  • http://blovedboston.blogspot.com/ Biana @Blovedboston

    Congratulations on so many fronts!!! Booking your honeymoon is so exciting and I love where you guys are planning on going!! It will be a trip of a lifetime!

    http://www.blovedboston.com

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Thank you!! I can’t wait for it to get here, but I can’t wait for the wedding even more :)

  • https://plus.google.com/+VivianStone Vivian Stone

    SO much fun! You know I’ll be linking up :) I can’t wait for your wedding and honeymoon!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can’t wait to see all of your photos!!

  • https://plus.google.com/+VivianStone Vivian Stone

    SO much fun! You know I’ll be linking up :) I can’t wait for your wedding and honeymoon!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can’t wait to see all of your photos!!

  • https://plus.google.com/+VivianStone Vivian Stone

    SO much fun! You know I’ll be linking up :) I can’t wait for your wedding and honeymoon!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can’t wait to see all of your photos!!

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com Meg

    Ooooh your honeymoon sounds amazing!!! SO many sites and adventures. You should definitely check out Disneyland Paris. When I studied in Paris for a summer during college, I took a day trip there and just loved it!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Ahh!! It is going on our NEED to do list! Did you need an entire day there? I have heard it’s small.

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com Meg

    Ooooh your honeymoon sounds amazing!!! SO many sites and adventures. You should definitely check out Disneyland Paris. When I studied in Paris for a summer during college, I took a day trip there and just loved it!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      Ahh!! It is going on our NEED to do list! Did you need an entire day there? I have heard it’s small.

  • http://monamye.com Amye Mae

    This sounds like an amazing trip! I think it is so smart to give yourself a buffer at the start/finish because, well, you really can’t have enough time in cities like Rome and Venice. What I remember best is just lingering dinners and endless red wine and gelato… yum!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can not wait for endless gelato!! My mouth is watering now

  • http://monamye.com Amye Mae

    This sounds like an amazing trip! I think it is so smart to give yourself a buffer at the start/finish because, well, you really can’t have enough time in cities like Rome and Venice. What I remember best is just lingering dinners and endless red wine and gelato… yum!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can not wait for endless gelato!! My mouth is watering now

  • http://monamye.com Amye Mae

    This sounds like an amazing trip! I think it is so smart to give yourself a buffer at the start/finish because, well, you really can’t have enough time in cities like Rome and Venice. What I remember best is just lingering dinners and endless red wine and gelato… yum!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

      I can not wait for endless gelato!! My mouth is watering now

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

    Ahh!! It is going on our NEED to do list! Did you need an entire day there? I have heard it’s small.

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

    Thank you!! I can’t wait for it to get here, but I can’t wait for the wedding even more :)

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

    Thank you!!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

    I can’t wait for it to get here!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com heymacee

    I can’t wait for it to get here!

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