While the planning of almost any wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, choosing to take on the planning of a destination wedding can often feel like wedding planning on steroids. However, with the amount of resources we have available for wedding planning, preparing for a wedding at a luxurious location doesn’t have to cause you unnecessary headaches. So to help make sure you can actually enjoy your wedding planning and your actual wedding day, here are three ways to help you maintain your sanity when planning a destination wedding.
Some brides have very detailed ideas of what they want their big day to be like. However, if you also are strapped for time, be it because you have a demanding job or are attempting to get your wedding planned quickly, you’ll likely need to rely on someone else through delegating. According to Donna Lambeth, a contributor to TheKnot.com, if anyone offers you help with your wedding, think twice before telling them “no”. Even if it’s just a small task that you can get someone’s help with, that can help take a lot of pressure off you. If you’re worried about the outcome of trusting someone else, try to delegate tasks that are foolproof, like picking up stamps for your invites.
See Everything In Person
To help your mind be at ease with your wedding plans, Yolanda Crous, a contributor to Brides.com, recommends that you visit the place you plan to get married at least once. Once you do this, you’ll relieve a lot of the anxiety that comes along with the unknown of your wedding. Now, instead of having to trust that the pictures you’ve seen or the reviews you’ve read are accurate, you can see everything for yourself and rest assured knowing you’ll be satisfied with the final product.
Make Someone Else The Point Of Contact
For any last minute changes, or even for making confirmations right before the wedding, Beth Kendrick, a contributor to BridalGuide.com, suggests that you appoint someone else to be the point of contact. This person will be responsible for handling any last minute adjustments, fielding any questions leading up to your big day, and being your go-between so you can focus on the event of your lifetime. By having someone else take over communication for the last day or so before your wedding, you won’t have to worry about returning every phone call or text yourself, keeping all that associated stress away.
If you’re worried about how you’re going to mentally make it through planning your dream destination wedding, consider using some of the tips mentioned above to help you find ways to limit your stress and retain your sanity.