FI and I are getting married in 12 days (yikes!) and immediately leaving for our honeymoon in Italy. We leave from Detroit, to Newark, to Lisbon, Portugal, to Rome. Leave from Venice and make the reverse trip back. We are going to be gone for 2 weeks, and wanted to do carry-on ony because of the multiple layovers and and (relative) ease of traveling through Italy with smaller baggage. We are staying in two apartments with laundry during the first week and a half, so we planned on doing at least one load of laundry.
However, it appears that TAP only allows apprx 13 lbs each for carry-on. I havent' weighed my luggage, but I'm sure it could easily be over that with all of our crap in them. FI is now talking about checking a bag. What advice do you have? Check a bag? Pair down the stuff we bring? It's ok to go little over because they won't check? TIA!