Thanks everyone for all your very helpful advice, and then some. I definitely feel like I am on my way to an amazing trip. I will definitly tone things down a bit, so I will have to remember that we will come back, and there is no reason to do so much. Here’s an update, since you bees are the best, so helpful and kind in sharing your experiences, and ideas so another bee can some time, money, and create a great wedding, plus a wonderful honeymoon.
I relize that I just could not do Paris in 5 days, how could I enjoy this moment when I am just running around doing things. My more experienced friend told me that just making the trip is costly and time consuming, you should spend enough time so it is worth it. I decided to make our trip 8 days in Paris, 2 days in the countryside (thanks Vistagirl for the heads up on Provence, I almost forgot). Then we will spend 10 days in Italy. Three days in Rome, 3 in Venice, and 3 in Tuscany. I am still working on this. At first I thought just 3 days in Italy, but I find it so hard to do the things we dream of, relax, sightseeing, eating as much food as we can, gelato everyday, walk around the beautiful surroundings. My FI has never been on any vacation his whole 38 year life except for 3 days in Vegas with his family. He never had the time since his family always needed him to run the family business. So this is a big treat for us…and I think it is all worth it even if it cost close to $8,000. My FI and I never really spend money, so after we are married we plan to live simple as we have. We decided to go out to eat only once a month or every other month. We love to cook, and he loves to spend a lot of time looking at things, fixing up the house, and working on the garden. I found great hotels from this site, thanks bees! There are right in the center of everything, close to everything, clean, and great service…on their site, no hotel cost more than $250, what a deal…this is if you book them through their website, I also compared prices on travelosity, hotel.com, bargain something, expedia, and it said the hotels were about #350 per night, wow. So look at hotel website, so much cheaper. THANKS everyone for you help. I will post pictures, and everything about my trip…but have to wait until after october 10, 2010(wedding first).