We threw a baby shower for some very good friends a few weeks ago. This couple is fun-loving, casual, and laid-back…so a typical tea just wasn’t going to cut it! They also happen to be the first couple of our friends to have a baby, so the rest of us aren’t as “mature” as they are! After several brainstorm sessions, we decided on a co-ed cocktail party, complete with pink drinks and coconut macaroons for the girls, and a whiskey tasting and bbq wings for the guys! “Mumm’s” champagne favors, a pink Colorado onesie, and a surprise icing of the dad-to-be completed a really fun night! I cannot wait for that little nugget to arrive in just a few short weeks!
In the midst of planning your wedding, it’s important to take some breaks to plan for the fun that comes after…the honeymoon! It’s seriously the best time…you get to relax, spend some awesome alone time with your new spouse, and just get ready for life ahead of you! Even if Bora Bora isn’t in the cards, just taking a few days post-wedding to wind down is essential. Here are some great tips on how to have an unforgettable,yet affordable, honeymoon:
- Set YOUR priorities – pick what is most important to you and your hubby… is it a fantastic hotel suite? amazing beaches? lots of activity and adventure? saving money? avoiding hurricane season? A honeymoon doesn’t have to be the traditional all-inclusive beach vacation or the biggest trip of your lives…it should be whatever makes you happy.
- Book in advance – research flights, hotels, and activities well in advance. Flights are typically least expensive 120 days before departure (160 for international). Compare prices using www.kayak.com or a similar search engine.
- Book lodging that includes a kitchen – it can save a ton of money (and calories!) just getting small things for breakfast, snacks and lunch, not to mention fun cocktails and LOTS of champagne!
- Consider a honeymoon registry – if you have been living with your S.O. for awhile, you may already be fully stocked on the exciting things like dishes, towels and pots! If so, you can register at a number of websites for monetary donations that can help cover flights, activities, dinners and couples’ massages!