It has been a whirlwind past two months with so many “pinch me, is this real life?” moments that I can’t even count them all. I took a break from the blog to savor every minute of my final engaged days, prepare for the wedding and then completely detach for our ceremony and the nearly three week dream honeymoon. I couldn’t have asked for a better time in my life. The pure love emanating from family and friends along with my now husband; the fairy tale wedding from the venue to the dress to the party itself; and the honeymoon that still makes me drool when I look at the spectacular views I was privileged enough to see; these were all enough to keep me happy for a lifetime.
What do you do when you get invited to five fantastic weddings for close friends and family while trying to plan and pay for your own? You accept them all and figure it out of course! At least, that’s what my fiancé and I have done this past year. We are blessed to have so many great people surrounding us and to be asked to share in so many special days. However; the both exciting and daunting part of this year’s festivities was that four of the weddings happened to be out of state. We wanted to do everything we could to make it work financially without compromising our savings for our own big day!
One of the biggest food travel tips I have to share (It may be more like strongly encourage!) is that you should always “eat local”.