Yesterday marked the 2 month stretch for the wedding! Up until this moment, I still felt as though I had plenty of time to tie up loose ends and finish planning our wedding at my summer slow pace. Well, the 2 month mark has changed all of that! I would love the feedback from all of you newlyweds and soon to be brides on what I should be doing now or have done by now! I will say, when the “2 month stretch anxiety” gets to me, I close my eyes and picture Jason and me sitting on the beach in Anguilla enjoying our honeymoon.
This brings me to stressful situation #2. I found out on Monday from my fabulous travel agent, Robyn Potters of Robyn Potters Travel that our hotel in Anguilla, The Viceroy will be closed for renovations during the time we are scheduled to stay there! The Viceroy is an ultra modern hotel and we had booked a bi-level ocean front suite with a roof top pool! With this new wrench in our honeymoon plans, I am sure you can understand our disappointment. We have been looking forward to staying at this hotel so much, we must talk about it almost everyday!
Thank goodness for Robyn, she was able to get us great deals at 2 other fabulous hotels with upgraded accommodations. So now we have to decide between The Cuisinart Hotel and The Cap Juluca Hotel. I think we are leaning towards The Cuisinart as it has a more contemporary feel, versus more of an island feel like Cap Juluca. The Cuisinart Hotel also has a hydroponic farm and organic garden from which they grow all of their own produce. Since Jason is a vegetarian and I live on salads this is a huge selling point in addition to The Cuisinart having a larger and nicer pool scene and is right on the beach. At this point, I think I am more I will keep all of you updated on what decide!
The last bump in the road, was having to reschedule our engagement photos session. Although, this is really not a big deal. Just a slight hiccup from Mother Nature due to the major storm that came through this weekend, preventing us from being able to have the photo shoot outside.
It’s really interesting because normally, as a self admitting control freak, I would be a spaz about all of these little bloopers, but that is just not the case. I realize that I have no control over these things and that what matters is that Jason and I are in love and both committed to building a life together and our wedding and honeymoon will be indicative of that.
As not to end this blog post on a mushy note, lets talk about the trousseau! Many of you may not be familiar with the term, trousseau, but it refers to a woman’s possessions such as clothing, lingerie and linens that accompany her into marriage. Trousseau is taken from the French trousse, meaning a small bundle. This term dates back to a woman’s dowry that she came with upon marriage. Nowadays, this term refers to the honeymoon wardrobe! I have been having a ball searching for the most fabulous clothes and lingerie for my trousseau! Fill me in on where you have been shopping and what you have been buying for your trousseau!
Next week I will post pictures of the some of the fabulous finds I have picked up for my trousseau and where I am shopping! I will also share my food plans from nutritionists, Tracey McDermott and Sally Eisenberg. Have a great week and remember, bumps in the road just help us jump higher! Pretty cute right? I just thought of that myself!