Today has been an expensive (but exciting!) day for us, for today, at long, long last, we’ve officially booked our honeymoon – and almost bankrupted ourselves in the process. Oops. Because we’re getting married right before Easter (not a clever move on our part because it’s the most expensive time of the year to travel), something low budget was in order, and because we were looking for somewhere that would be hot in April, the Canary Islands seemed the obvious choice.
We’ll be flying out to Lanzarote on April 1st (yes, April Fool’s Day), and, rather than staying in a hotel, we’ve booked a villa with a private pool and ocean view in a little village not far from the coast. The plan is to just chill out and relax for a couple of weeks after the wedding, and I have the feeling that by the time April 1st rolls around, we’ll really, really need it!
Now that it’s 2007, and the wedding’s less than three months away the planning is going into overdrive. Booking the honeymoon is at least one thing to check off the To Do list, but it’s still looking worryingly full. Because of the way the flight times worked out, we’ll be leaving for our honeymoon the day after the wedding, which is also going to take a little bit of planning as we’ll need to have our cases packed before the wedding (we’ll be leaving for the airport from our honeymoon hotel), and I’m almost certain to leave something behind.
This also adds a new urgency to the "fake tan or no fake tan" debate, as I’d decided to be pale and interesting on the wedding day itself, but I’ll definitely need a bit of a tan for the honeymoon. Aargh! So much to think about, but luckily, these are the kinds of dilemmas I enjoy the most: roll on the 31st March…