Planning a destination wedding can be tricky.  Consider these helpful hints to make your special day… perfect!  For a complete checklist visit us at Your Destination Wedding Guide today!

1.  Making a List
The specifics of a destination wedding are frequently overwhelming.  Start a list several weeks prior to leaving of all the things that you will need.  Beginning the list ahead of time will give you ample time to remember anything you may have forgotten.  Then just simply gather everything and pack.

2.  Wedding Planners and Travel Agents
Choosing to use a travel professional or a wedding event coordinator is often very helpful.  These individuals can frequently book blocks of rooms for your wedding party and guests at hotels or resorts.  Send family members and/or friends directly to these experts to make their individual travel arrangements.  This will eliminate you from having to keep track of all the specifics.  Doing so can relieve a lot of stress from your destination wedding travel.

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3.  Assign Tasks
Delegating to others will help you be able to relax and enjoy your destination wedding.  Select trusted family or friends to take over some tasks such as packing certain things, shipping things in advance, planning a welcome or rehearsal party and even getting the last minute things you need.

4.  Pack Minimally
Check with your hotel or resort about items that will likely be available to you throughout your stay.  Be conscious of the little things that you’ll probably not need.  The less you bring the less you will have to carry around and worry about.   Pack outfits that can be mixed and matched and instead pack smaller accessories to change things up.  Most hotels offer laundry services if your stay is going to be longer.

5.  Be Healthy
Help your body fight off any foreign bugs by giving it the tools it needs.  Keeping hydrated, eating well and getting enough sleep can be the most effective way to help your body stay healthy when you travel.  Bring necessities such as extra vitamins or your favorite tea, stay away from tap water when in other countries and wash hands on a regular basis.


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6.  Take All Contact Information
Reduce the possibility and added stress of not being able to get in touch with the people you need.When traveling for your big day, always bring a written form of contact information for all of your main people.  Mobile phones may not function out of your home country and finding an internet cafe to look things up can be a hassle.

7.  Island Time
If you are visiting to another nation or island it could seem that in the new culture time greatly slows down.  It is crucial to remember that relationships are normally first priority and time commitments could possibly be a bit more flexible than you are used to.  Take it easy and be patient.  Prepare to slow down and be patient with those around you.  However, if you have an urgent matter, share your issue with the right people in a calm way.  Be polite and you may find that you will get the results you are looking for much faster.  The hotel staff really are on your side and they do want to serve you.

8.  Get There Early
Make sure to show up a few days before your destination wedding to ensure that all the details are in place.  It is always a very good idea to allow time to enjoy the moments you have planned and the people who are there to share it with you.  This extra time will also be beneficial in adjusting to any change in time zones, settling in and bringing peace to any nerves you might have.

9.  Put Your Feet Up and Rest
Don’t forget that you are the bride!  Take time to refresh and appreciate everything and everyone with you.  It is easy to become extremely busy as your special day approaches and even more so when destination wedding travel is involved.  Your guests will understand if you need a bit of alone time.  Go for a walk, take a soothing bath or get up early before the day begins and watch the sunrise.