Congratulations Kellygrrrl! I have been thinking about you and am so happy you had a great time and found time for yourselves! So happy for you!
Originally Posted by kellygrrrl
yes!! we're back as well, and as others have mentioned recently YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINING WHEN YOUR GUESTS ARE THERE. we didn't even give ourselves time to unpack, it was turn and burn from the moment the plane touched down. the really crazy part is we only had 10 people, but maybe that's the cutoff. more than that, and you let everyone fend for themselves. ; ) after a few days, I took a shower and realized it was the longest I'd been in our room awake since we arrived. if you're saving any little tasks for your destination, DO THEM NOW! we didn't have time to do ANYTHING when we were there, except throw (literally THROW) the things into the OOT bags. I'm not trying to scare those of you who haven't left yet, but just know if it's not done at home, it likely won't happen at your destination. it was absolutely great to see everyone, but if we hadn't taken an extra week at the resort just for us, the 'vacation' element would have been absent. I have absolutely no regrets, but I want to make sure all those brides who are planning now know that they need to make time for themselves - to unpack, to enjoy the room, to enjoy your FI. do whatever it takes - plan an outside excursion, switch hotels after the wedding - just make sure you have that time because if you're a type-A planner like me, you're going to be worried about everyone else the entire time they're there (PS - don't forget the Xanax. it can be crazy running around like that!!)
all that said, we were a little sad to see my parents and brother go. it was fun to just see what they were up to. even weirder when someone new moved into their rooms - imposters!! ; ) I would've liked to keep them around, but it was good that now-husband and I had time. to fill with scuba diving and jet skis and everything else. ; ) the good part is that it was our decision and it really allowed me to relax.
I'm currently working on a much more comprehensive review to add here, but I wanted to emphasize what the past few brides have been saying about how busy you are in the destination and how critical it is to take some time for yourselves. : ) best of luck!!