Walking on Sunshine: Tips for Decreasing Pre-Destination Wedding Stress

While your wedding can be one of the most special and memorable days of your life, it can also be one of the most stressful events to plan. You can have an enormous expenses to consider and many decisions to make. You may also have a lot of different characters that you need to please. With a destination wedding, there are travel arrangements to be made and more topics to research. All of the stresses added together is enough to make any bride go crazy. Here are some tips to help you manage the stress and relax before the big day.

Get Enough Sleep

As with any stress in life, you should make sure you are getting enough sleep. This concept applies all the way up until your wedding day. Turn off your electronics and avoid any wedding-related task or talk about an hour before you go to sleep – this will allow you some time to unwind and focus on something else you enjoy instead. You can read that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand, listen to your favorite music, or have a conversation with your future spouse.

Get Enough Exercise

Adding one more thing to your to-do list before your destination wedding may feel like it will put you over the top. However, getting enough physical activity is something you need to make a priority to decrease stress. Even taking a short walk around the block for 20 or 30 minutes each day will help. Ask your future husband to join in on the activities and enjoy some time together – it will reduce stressing about fitting into that dress too.

Drink Enough Water

There are many benefits to being well hydrated that will help you prepare for your wedding. Drinking enough water helps decrease stress, can benefit your overall health, and even make your skin look better. It’s a good idea to invest in a quality water bottle that will help you remember to drink enough water all throughout the day. Staying well-hydrated can also contribute to keeping you focused and help you to make good decisions about your destination wedding.

Try Talk Therapy

Whatever kind of stress you are facing, it is best not to hold it in. Find someone you can trust and can talk to such as your fiance, maid of honor, other bridesmaids, family, or even a counselor. These people in your life want to help you, even if it means just talking things that might seem irrelevant. They can help you burn off some steam and come up with some creative ideas to lift the weight off of your shoulders when it comes to planning. You may also want to talk to your point of contact at your destination wedding location. This person may be able to take additional tasks off of your hands.

Carve Out Time for Yourself

While planning your wedding may be taking up much of your time, it’s also important to remember who you are and your needs. You should remember to carve time out of your busy schedule to do things that you enjoy. After all, when the vows are said, and all the guests have returned home, you still need to be you and enjoy other things in life. Whether it’s going to the movies with some friends or baking some homemade cookies, be sure you take the time to do what makes you feel fulfilled.

Then most important of all, be sure to have fun on the day – let your hard work pay off!
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