Get Out of Your Head and Make a Change of Scenery
by Madison Doornbos October 9
While the majority of your wedding planning duties during your engagement should be enjoyable, there are certainly times where the deadlines, budgeting and lists can become overwhelming. Life is a balancing act, and the weeks, months and/or years during your engagement season should also be treated as such. Don’t let wedding planning stress – or ANY kind of stress – rule your life. Take a BREAK! You need a vacation from wedding planning just as you do from work, school or any other stressor. Whether your stress-free vacation be a staycation, a weekend getaway or just a simple night on the town, nothing can rejuvenate your mental health quite like a change of scenery. Thanks to some of our amazing North Texas vendors, getting away is easier than ever!
Plan a Getaway With a Travel Agent
If you’re already stressed about planning your wedding, you definitely don’t want to stress about planning your vacation – book a travel agent! These professionals take all the stress out of planning a vacation and, oftentimes, their services are free!
TravelByCasey – Casey is an Independent Travel Agent who specializes in extraordinary destination weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, honeymoons, and so much more – not to mention her services are FREE! Need we say more? Contact TravelByCasey today to schedule your stress-free getaway today!
Staycation Your Stress Away
Photo // Lorenzo Hotel
There are plenty of great hotels to spend a night at, but these romantic getaway spots are more than just a place to stay the night! Get the true staycation experience and de-stress at a one-of-a-kind hotel!
Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center – Located on the north side of Dallas, Delta Hotels Dallas Allen is somewhere you should look at relaxing and spending a couple of nights! With impressive in-house dining options, a gigantic pool featuring al fresco movies on the big screen and a massive ballroom ready to host hundreds of your closest friends, Delta Hotel is a wonderful option for your relaxing staycation.
Lorenzo Hotel – This funky hotel is one for the eclectic soul, featuring several fun pieces of art and photo backdrops. Their outdoor pool is the perfect place to lounge and let the stress melt away!
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park – This elegant hotel is the perfect place to sit back and relax. With picturesque backdrops, wraparound porches and willow trees surrounding the property, you’ll forget the hustle and bustle around you.
Hotel Crescent Court – A staycation spot for lovers of the finer things, Hotel Crescent Court leaves guests with a luxurious feeling after a night in one of their amazing rooms. With a spa, pool and access to Uptown’s best shopping and dining, it’s hard to beat!
Westin Galleria – A hotel within walking distance from one of the best malls in the DFW area? Sign us up! The Westin Galleria offers guests a place to shop, relax and enjoy fine dining in a comfortable hotel away from home. Book your staycation here to refresh your mind!
Cooper Hotel – This hidden gem in the DFW area provides a relaxing atmosphere to recuperate and restore your mind and body. With 30 private acres to explore and a luxurious spa, you’ll leave feeling ready to jump back into wedding planning!
Friends Night Out
Photo // Pinstripes
Sometimes you just need to spend some time with your best friends. Taking an evening out of your week or weekend to catch up, vent about wedding planning and have a little fun will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back to planning!
Pinstripes – With an outdoor patio, bowling lanes, bocce courts, fine dining and live music, you’re in for a fun night with friends! Be sure to check their calendar to see all of the other events and special happenings that Pinstripes has to offer. Enjoy s’mores by the fire pit, bowling, bocce and so much more at this one-of-a-kind, GNO location!
Have a Date Night
Photo // Vidorra
Get cleaned up, dressed up and, most importantly, put that wedding agenda away! Getting out of the house is a no-fail way to get rid of your wedding-planning stress. Whether it be a nice dinner, a walk downtown or drinks at your favorite bar, taking an evening to relax is a great way to remedy stress.
Primo – If this incredible Uptown restaurant isn’t already on your date-night list, it should be! This Tex-Mex, local favorite serves more than your average taco. Nominated for the best queso in Dallas (wow!) and a menu full of mouth-watering cocktails, it’s worth the trip!
Prive – For the first time ever, patrons of The Second Floor at The Westin Galleria Dallas can enjoy their own private dining room. Book a night at one of our favorite Dallas hotels and head on down to Privé – which is French for “private.” Sounds pretty romantic to us!
SCOUT at The Statler – Another favorite from The Statler, SCOUT’s menu boasts fresh farm-to-table food, unique hand crafted cocktails, and vintage gaming atmosphere, SCOUT is the perfect place to forget about your wedding planning worries and enjoy date night!
Vidorra – A favorite Mexican cuisine from Deep Ellum is serving up some of the best food, drink and culture! Meaning “the good life,” the restaurant, patio and rooftop offer bold and exciting Mexican flavors, along with a large tequila selection, unique cocktail program, and lively social experience in one of Dallas’ most vibrant neighborhoods.
Waterproof at The Statler – Enjoy a night on the town with your favorite person while overlooking the beautiful Dallas skylike atop this 19th floor rooftop lounge. Allow some of Dallas’s top chefs to pamper you with unbeatable dishes and craft cocktails.
We hope our recommendations help you manage your wedding planning stress and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the big day! Need more ideas on how to keep your mental health in check while planning the wedding? See our full guide here!