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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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!
Under The Sun – This family owned travel agency specializes in romance. From honeymoons and anniversary trips to destination weddings – their team of professionals is on a mission to help couples plan a stress-free getaway!
Michelle’s Destinations – With over 20 years of experience planning destination weddings and honeymoons, Michelle’s destinations knows a thing or two about romantic getaways. They specialize in planning trips to magical locations like the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and so many more!
Bentley Travel Design – The team at Bentley Travel Design believe that “a honeymoon is an opportunity to connect with one another and lose yourselves in blissful romance.” That’s why they’re thinking about every last detail in the vacay planning with this mantra in mind!
Have a Date Night
Photo // Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse, Picturesque Photos by Amanda
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 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.
Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse – For a romantic date night, Mickey Mantle’s is your first choice for fine cuisine and excellent service! Who doesn’t love a fantastic meal in the company of a loved one?
Angry Scotsman Brewing – In the mood for something more casual? Located in downtown Oklahoma City with stunning views of the city skyline, Angry Scotsman offers the perfect setting for games, good conversation and quality brews.
Friends Night Out
Photo // Remington Park
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!
Parlor OKC – With multiple rooms on three different levels, Parlor OKC is your one-stop-shop for an amazing night out. The food hall hosts several different cuisines and dining options – making it the perfect place to bring a large group!
Remington Park – Head off to the races with friends! This classy, derby-style space is the perfect place for a group soiree. With a casino floor, dining options and plenty of outdoor seating to watch a race, Remington should be on your list!
Staycation Your Stress Away
Photo // Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
There are plenty of great hotels to spend a night at, but these romantic getaway spots are more than just a hotel! Get the true staycation experience and de-stress at a one-of-a-kind hotel!
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Voted Tulsa’s #1 wedding venue in 2019, the Hard Rock Hotel is sure to offer a fun getaway! Spend the weekend enjoying all the activities the hotel has to offer: casino games, concerts, a pool and amazing dining.
21c Museum – Treat yourself to an artful experience at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Located inside historic Fred Jones Building, the update of this iconic industrial building includes 134 hotel rooms, over 14,000 square feet of exhibition and event space, a contemporary art museum, and a chef-driven restaurant.
Get Out of Town
Photo // Chickasaw Retreat
Take away the tension with a weekend trip to one of Oklahoma’s prettiest places.
Chickasaw Retreat – The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center is a beautiful venue located just an hour south of Oklahoma City in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The Retreat features breathtaking views, amazing outdoor activities and Oklahoma nature all around that is sure to help you create memories and get rid of wedding planning stress!
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!