So, you’ve decided to do a destination wedding. You’ve been planning and planning, it has probably been like doing a job from home! This is an exciting time for you, and oftentimes it can be stressful. But, if you have done a lot of planning and organization, these last few weeks can be a breeze. There are more specific things that you can do besides checking on plans, making lists and creating schedules. The weeks and days up to leaving for your destination wedding can be relaxing, efficient and exciting – here’s how.
- Use your team
With all the wedding planning that has already gone into place, it is time to use your team and put some trust into them. If you have a wedding planner, pass some of your stress on to her. Leave everything that you cannot control into the hands of those who can!
- Tidy up around your home
Can you imagine much worse than being on tour honeymoon and worrying about your floorboard or sink that needs fixing? Complete all your in-home projects and cleaning before you leave. Not only will it ease your mind for when you’re gone, but also it will make you even happier when you get back!
- “Meet” any people you may have been talking to virtually
When you arrive at your venue, you may be working with people that you have only heard from via email or phone. Ask if they are willing to video chat before you are leaving. It will be nice to have an image in your head of the people who will be helping you plan your big day.
- Pack strategically
Packing, in general, seems like a pretty obvious thing to do, but the most important part to this tip is to pack your essential items with your carry-on baggage. In the unfortunate event that luggage is lost, you would not want your wedding rings or vows or any important big day necessities to get lost too. Anything that you can, pack in your carry-on bag!
- Calculate bill totals and tips
When it comes to paying for your destination wedding, some things may need to be done when you are there. If you can calculate how much you are going to charge and pay for in advance, you can have this done first thing. That way, when it’s time for you to be a married couple, you don’t have to worry about paying the bill.
- Set up a way to communicate with your team
This can be for all guests or just key players. Make sure you have a way to communicate if there is no cell phone service, especially if you are going out of the country. Share this communication plan with your team, so everyone is on the same page and knows how to talk to each other when at the destination. Kinks like these are the ones that can be avoided and productively dealt with!
- Count down and get excited!
The day you have been planning and waiting for is finally here! Get excited, get organized and remember it all, this is an experience of a lifetime!