Planning a wedding abroad is demanding and draining, so if just the fact of getting married is number 7 on the life event stress ranking, and you combine that with a few extra arguments with your partner during the planning process, a change in eating habits to fit into the dress/tux, a change in sleeping habits because of the excitement of it all, AND the exhilaration of making the trip across the pond, well your score on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Test  easily slips into the orange zone for catching a cold, sore throat or the flu before your wedding day.

SHARE THE STRESS!  So when you pick your Maid of Honor or Best Man, make sure it is someone you will be able to share the stress with if not before the wedding during the planning process, at least on the wedding day when your MOH/BM should take full charge.

Here’s an easy list you can print onto a nice card and slip into her MOH welcome gift bag/his tux pocket so they are aware of the weight they need to take off your shoulders so you all enjoy the experience of an Italy Wedding together.