(Closed) Overwhelmed planning destination wedding.. help!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m probably not the best to give advice because I winged/procrastinated everything for our Destination Wedding… Where are you getting married? Is it an all inclusive resort?

Post # 3
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Sept 2016 Venice, Italy

I totally understand your control issues. I am the same way. I don’t like winging things and like everything in its proper place. I figure there will be certain things that will be beyond my control no matter what so why add to it by winging those things which I can organize. Right? LOL. We’re also doing a Destination Wedding this September. Although we were engaged since May last year, I just graduated May this year so haven’t really gotten in the swing of things until last month. My advice, go ahead and create that spreadsheet (even just a preliminary one). Don’t worry about not covering everything the first try. The important thing is to lay down the groundwork. You’ll feel much better having accomplished something no mattter how small vs. nothing at all. Add tasks to the SS as you remember things to do. Prioritize your task based on what requires a longer time. For example, venue decisions take longer than florals. Following that logic, you should start your venue search first. As with all DWs, accept that there are things you have to trust someone to take control of. Good luck 🙂


Post # 4
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

“A practical wedding” the website has sown really good checklists you can build off of. But you will probably need to customize any lits anyway. so, create a new spreadsheer and start with the basics- task and due date. Add things as you think of them, cross them off when done. And delegate. Pick specific tasks for your Fiance and hand them over. Even small things, like buying stamps for the invites or calling vendors. He can handle it 🙂 This is his wedding too. Not saying you can’t let toe inner control freak out and micro manage him though 😉 

Post # 5
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I hear you about needing control on the details but even though I worked full time I still had time to do the planning for my destination wedding. Are you at least getting a day of coordinator? They make sure the day runs smoothly, ect. But if it’s in your budget to do so maybe you can even look into an actual wedding planner who will take care of everything for you– I’m sure you can give direction as well.

Definitely there are resources to DIY on planning but it sounds like you have SO much on your plate. I’d go crazy to be honest lol

Post # 6
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

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beachbride310:  Planning everything can be taxing especially with avaiable time being scarce. When I did my destination wedding I got a wedding travel agent she made the process easy. Even with guests that have already booked she can help if/when issues arise (cancelled fights, transfer issues). I worked with Pam Gramling 305-283-3228. Checklists online helped a lot too, some give you all the details that need to be completed and at what point in time they need to be done. 

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