Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding

If you have your heart set on tying the knot in Warwickshire, wedding venues don’t get much better than our beautiful country house. Here are some of our tips on how to plan a stress-free wedding and don’t forget, our events team is what makes us one of the best wedding venues in West Midlands.

Keep your guest list exclusive

It can be tempting to try and include everyone you know on your special day, but adding more and more guests can be a massive factor in increasing your stress levels. Whether you want a large gathering or a more intimate celebration, it’s worth remembering that your day is about you and your partner and that doesn’t mean it has to include an endless list of plus ones.  Don’t invite people because you feel obligated – many couples say that their main cause of stress was navigating their guest list and deciding on whether or not to have children attend. Sit down together and run through names until you both have a list you’re happy with – without any external influence.  Your day means your way.

There’s no such thing as over planning

When you’re trying to organise your big day, it goes without saying that it’s important to plan ahead. Sit down with your other half or your coordinator and list everything you can think of that you may want or need – tick these off step by step and be solution (not problem!) focussed. The sooner you start planning the more in control you will feel and this will have a massive impact on stress levels. This day is a celebration – not an event you should feel begrudgingly part of so say no to avoidable last-minute stresses and plan as much as possible in advance.

Make your venue work for you

We strongly suggest opting for a venue or setting that looks great with minimal effort. Here at Wroxall Abbey our country manor looks stunning with or without any further decoration, so you don’t have to go all-out sourcing decor or infinite little touches. Let your venue speak for itself, and for further peace of mind get married and have your reception in the same place. Not only does this save on the logistical stress of having to move guests from one place to another, but it also means you can take advantage of fantastic all-inclusive deals. 

Recognise that some stress is inevitable

When planning such an important event, it’s inevitable that there will be some small amounts of stress unless you hire a wedding planner to take care of absolutely everything. Little details might not go to plan, but you’ll be enjoying the day so much that you (and your guests) won’t notice. Better still, if you have a coordinator on hand they can take care of it all without you even knowing there was a little hiccup.  Everyone attending will know this is part of what can happen and if you’ve taken our earlier planning advice on board, you’ll know what to pre-empt already. 

Don’t waste time looking at other Warwickshire wedding venues – contact us today and host your special day at Wroxall Abbey.

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