How to eliminate your Indian destination wedding stress with these 7 simple steps

Are you feeling overly stressed as your destination wedding date nears? While it is natural to feel jittery, it is not alright to be constantly stressed. After all, this is going to be the happiest weekend of your life. You’ve poured your heart and soul into planning your dream destination wedding and now it’s your turn to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Here are a few simple tips to help you eliminate stress right from the get-go while putting together your destination wedding.

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1. Be comfortable with your on-site wedding planner


Since you’re not going to be at your wedding destination throughout the planning process, you need to have an on-site coordinator whom you trust completely. The wedding coordinator needs to understand your dreams and desires as well as you do. Only then will he/she be able to turn your dreams into reality. If your wedding planner is treating your wedding like just another event, it’s time to change him/her before things start to go downhill.

2. Don’t sweat the small stuff


The thing with destination weddings is that the wedding couple needs to relinquish control over every little detail if they want to live stress-free in the days leading up to their wedding. For instance, your cocktail menu might not look exactly like what you had in mind or there might be a small change in the décor of the gazebo where your wedding ceremony will be held, but you need to embrace the minor changes calmly and move on. What’s more? If your destination wedding is taking place in a different country, you might even experience a language barrier. If you try to micromanage every little aspect, you will get caught up in the tiny details and not enjoy the wedding at all.



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3. Maintain a small guest list


You don’t have to eliminate all the important people in your life from the guest list. You simply have to understand that destination weddings are an intimate affair and it’s alright to remove far-off cousins and colleagues you rarely talk to from your guest list. Remember, the fewer attendees you have, the lesser people you have to worry about during the planning process. If you have a smaller guest list, you’ll also save up financially and that right there will cut your stress into half.

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4. Send out the invitations early


Don’t wait till the last minute to send out invitations to your destination wedding. In fact, send out the invites as soon as your wedding details are confirmed. By doing this, you’ll get the RSVP response from your guests well in time. After all, your guests also need to take time off from work and look into their finances as they’ll be paying for their travel and accommodation. When you send out perfectly detailed invitations at least 3-4 months in advance, your guests know what to expect and they can make plans for babysitting and other important arrangements accordingly.

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5. Learn to delegate


Your bridal party and close family members want to help with the planning and execution of your destination wedding. Instead of taking all the stress, learn to delegate important tasks to the people you trust. When you give each of your closest family members and friends a critical task to accomplish before the big weekend, you make them feel directly involved with the wedding. Make sure everyone is on the same page so as to avoid any mishaps. And just because you’re delegating, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up complete control of a particular task. You still need to overlook to ensure things are going as planned.

6. Plan your honeymoon in advance


Don’t keep your honeymoon planning for the end moment. Almost all couples have conflicts when it comes to deciding the duration and place of their honeymoon. Be smart and plan your honeymoon while you’re preparing things for your destination wedding. Several all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean offer wedding as well as honeymoon packages. Before you finalize your resort, make sure you enquire if there are any offers for honeymoon couples. Since you’re already tying the knot at an exotic locale, it makes sense to extend your stay and have your honeymoon at the same location.

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7. Let go and embrace change


Your destination wedding is the big weekend you’ve been looking forward to this entire time and so it’s only natural that you want everything to go as planned. But remember, there is a possibility that your vendors might turn up late or the décor might not look like what you had envisioned. When that happens, don’t panic and throw a fit. You want to look back on your wedding weekend as the happiest weekend of your life. If things don’t go your way, take a calming breath and embrace the changes. Focus your thoughts and energy on being a gorgeous newly-wed and not on the flowers that didn’t turn up or the food menu that originally consisted of something else.




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If things start to get really stressful, take a moment and think about why you’re getting married. It is to be with the person you love the most for the rest of your life. Concentrating on the bigger picture will help you navigate expected as well as unexpected bumps in the road with a smile and relaxed attitude.

Feeling a little stressed or overwhelmed while planning your destination wedding? Worry not! Following these simple 7 steps will ease your tension like never before.

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