Post # 1
I need some reassurance that I am not a mental case, and that the following is possible:
I’m engaged to be married in January. We will be doing a destination wedding, and will be away for 1 week. I am banking on the fact that this will be low-hassle for my FI and I. I essentially want to show up with the rings, the dress, and the man, and be married!
Within the next six months, I am also buying a business and will be pouring a lot of time and energy into the smooth transition of the business.
But that’s not all! Within those 6 months, we’re also looking to buy a house, which will also operate as a satellite location for the business that I am buying.
Both my FI and I are in the same business, so we at least have eachother to help juggle all these balls in the air, I am just concerned that I am not putting enough credence to what everyone tells me about how hectic wedding planning is.
Am I crazy? Is this possible to pull off? I’m really hoping brides that have done a destination wedding can weigh in – is it as hassle-free as I am envisioning it?
and just an added FYI – I love you gals. If I didn’t have this online community to take my mind off of business junk, I’d seriously go crazy.
Post # 3
@PuckBunny: Sending love your way girl! Im having a DW and what helped me the most was the venue’s vendor recommendations. How far away is your destination? FI and I have had to travel to Florida 2x in 8 mos for various reasons. The only thing that is getting on my nerves is packing up and shipping all of our wedding related stuff that we obviously can’t carry on the plane. We have been fortunate to have family and friends who live in that state and were willing to accept our packages. I work two jobs and have been able to plan my wedding fairly stress free and keep all the hair on my head LOL You can do it!,
Post # 4
@Birdi: Awesome, thanks for the vote of confidence! 🙂
We live in Canada, DW will be in Mexico. So hopefully no travelling before the wedding. I just hope the package that the resort offers covers all the necessities of a wedding, and I don’t get there thinking “crap, I should have made sure to have X, Y, Z”
Post # 5
@PuckBunny: make sure you cover all your bases. get a detailed summary of what the hotel Includes and make yourself a list to check off all the things they don’t. lists have been my friend these days because with everything going on…wedding related and not, I tend to forget things:) You’ll be fine!! Mexico sounds fabulous!!!
Post # 6
@Birdi: Good plan, I like the way you think!
Post # 7
I live in Canada as well, did a destination wedding to mexico. You really don’t have to plan anything as far as the ceremony and reception goes until you get there! Dress, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, hair and make up can still be stressful though, I will warn you :p.
As soon as I arrived at the hotel in Mexico, the front desk informed me I had an appointment with the wedding planner the next day. That morning we picked out flowers, cake, where the wedding would be etc. It was all super easy and not stressful at all!
A word of advice though, make sure you get the wedding coordinators personal cell phone number. We had run into some hick ups and nobody could get ahold of our wedding coordinator at numerous times, and the front desk didn’t know his cell phone number either for some reason.