3 tips for reducing your stress when planning a wedding

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Blog Post 17/07/2019


No matter how frequently well-meaning family members and friends tell you “everything will be alright in the end”, there’s no question that organising a wedding can be stressful. Such is the emphasis so routinely placed on the importance of one’s ‘big day’, but even some of the most normally chilled-out people may become anxious sometimes when planning their nuptials.

As one of the most renowned wedding venues in Harlow here at Manor of Groves, we’ve seen it all down the years as far as stressed-out couples are concerned. So, here are some of our own favourite tips as to how you can soothe those shredded nerves at this sensitive and tricky time.

Don’t be afraid to delegate!

Whether or not you consider yourself a ‘control freak’ normally, when you’re organising your wedding of all things, it can be so easy to end up wanting to keep a tight rein on absolutely every aspect of your big day.

One good formula for delegating tasks is to give some of the more tedious, but important duties – such as the printing-off of invites or stuffing of envelopes – to relatives who’re eager to do whatever they can to help. That way, you’ll be able to focus more of your energies on the ‘weightier’ things, such as choosing the right wedding venue and deciding on the most suitable photographer.

Be decisive

While we’re on the subject of decision-making, it really is crucial when planning a wedding to not get caught in an angst-inducing spiral of indecision.

Yes, you need to carefully compare and think about such things as possible venues and wedding cars. But is it really necessary to go round and round in circles when it comes to what ought to be on the menu at the evening dinner, or how the invitations should be worded?

For this reason, it’s a good idea to set weekly decision-making deadlines, so that you can swiftly make a choice and then move straight onto the next important thing.

Choose a venue that appeals to the heart and the head

There’s no need to settle for a wedding venue that is unglamorous but well-equipped, or jaw-dropping but inconveniently located – especially given the wealth of fine wedding venues in Harlow and nearby that you have to choose from.

Our own Manor of Groves is just such a venue, being situated only a few miles away from Harlow, with its excellent amenities and nearby transport links such as the M11 motorway, two railway stations and London Stansted Airport. However, our splendid Georgian property is also set in 150 acres of enchanting Hertfordshire countryside, just like the fairytale wedding venues that you may have always dreamed of as a child.

So, why not enquire to our weddings team today, when you’ve been comparing wedding venues in Harlow and are eager to secure the one that really does best appeal to both the head and the heart?

   

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