Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'd Like To Buy A Vowel ...

If you know me in real life, you know I stress out. A lot. Over everything.

I can't help it. I mean, I try not to worry and stress but it's just part of my DNA. It's how I'm wired.

I stress, and then I get overwhelmed, and I flirt with the idea of having a panic attack but since I don't actually know what exactly that entails, instead I just let my thoughts spiral into some sort of crazy place and it usually ends up so far from where I even started anyway. For a little taste of this, check out my centerpiece dilemma post (if you weren't around to read it originally).

Yesterday, I sat down to look at honeymoon ideas. I heard the Maldives is gorgeous and it's on every honeymoon top ten list I've read.

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I'm sure you can see why.

I want a bungalow in the ocean where no one but a private butler can reach us for a week. I know, it sounds like something for only a celebrity (and in fact, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes honeymooned at the Maldives), but I want it.

I was looking at prices and resorts like the Lily Beach Resort and Spa in the Maldives are booked all of next year it seems. No worries. With the cost about $1,600 a night, I was okay to look somewhere else.

That somewhere turned into somewheres and it turns out that it would be $3,000 minimum each to honeymoon in the Maldives.

I told this to my bridesmaid Michelle who told me that I should probably go on Wheel of Fortune because the night before, someone won $25,000.

I actually watch Wheel of Fortune nightly and I always ask Pete if he would do couples Wheel of Fortune with me. He says yes. So it looks like we will be auditioning for Wheel of Fortune.

Realistically, we'll probably get to the Maldives before we get on Wheel of Fortune. And that's okay. Is $3,000 a person a lot of money? Absolutely. But is this a once in a lifetime experience that I will never do again? Yes. We're on a budget for our wedding. And I am doing everything possible to stay under that budget without cutting corners. And all that money we're saving here and there (by doing things like DIY'ing our favors instead of buying them on Etsy), that adds up. And all that money we save is going towards the honeymoon fund. And that's how we'll make it work (unless Pat Sajak calls, of course).

BRIDAL BABBLE: Do you ever dream about going on Wheel of Fortune or is it just me?


  1. Never think I'll do well for Wheels of Fortune...but I'll do Maldives anytime :)

  2. Lol, you sound a lot like me! I stress out a lot as well. We ended up going on a 7 night caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time. We got free upgrades on everything and were able to do it fairly quickly. My husband says all the time that I should be on Wheel of Fortune b/c I'm good at it. Maybe some day....!

  3. Yep I went on a Caribbean cruise for my honeymoon too. Loved it. Had to laugh at the vowels since when I'm writing fast or taking notes, I tend to leave out vowels and can actually read my "shorthand"!

  4. Wishing you lots of luck with Wheel of Fortune, I couldn't do it!! I'd love to do the Maldives anytime!!! Hope you have a fantastic honeymoon where ever you end up!