There are a million “what to-do” blog posts written about destination weddings. What to pack, what to wear, what to book, what to pay.. sometimes the important (and easier) question to ask yourself when planning your wedding is, “What should I avoid doing?”.


This is an article dedicated to what NOT to do when planning a destination wedding.


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1. “Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff.”- Richard Carlson


Nine times out of ten something will go wrong at a wedding ceremony. Whether you have been planning your wedding for two years or a few months there will most likely be small details that are overlooked or aspects that do not go as planned on the wedding day. One way to ruin your mood- and your wedding- is to let the minor issues take away from the big picture.

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life and that is all the more reason to focus on the good parts of the day and ignore the small problems.  

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2. Not having a set schedule for the wedding week.

It is important to have a set a schedule for the entire week of your wedding. This will ensure that all of the last minute details are taken care of with plenty of time to spare. This can be especially helpful when planning DIY decor for a wedding.

Often times couples plan to do more DIY than they have time for and the end result is a mad rush to buy whatever decor you can find last minute. DIY and other wedding details take time and the more detailed your wedding schedule is the less stressed you will feel leading up to your wedding.


3. Not practicing proper stress management.

According to a study conducted by Zola, 40% of couples described wedding planning as “extremely stressful” while 71% thought it was worse than other major life events such as finding a new job. According to the experts at one of the most important parts of planning a wedding is stress management. Their wedding experts recommend that couples

  • Prioritize– decide which aspects are the most important to each person in the wedding and focus on those. Don’t try and take on the entire wedding at once.
  • Communicate– keep each other in the loop with how you are feeling and what is bothering you.
  • Self-Care– make sure to schedule a little “me time” every once in awhile. Stay on top of exercise and good eating habits while planning your wedding. Also, do not forget to continue dating. Set time aside to spend enjoying each others company away from all the wedding planning stress.

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