Advice on how to manage your pre-wedding stress

Wedding stress

Planning and organising your wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Luckily, there are many ways that you can cut down and manage your pre-wedding stress.

Enlist the help of your venue

If you’ve booked a beautiful all-inclusive wedding venue like Clearwell Castle for your special day, then much of the stress and hassle of planning and arranging a stunning wedding will be taken care of for you.

The best venues, will have highly experienced wedding planners, who will excel at organising a beautiful wedding for you, removing much of the stress that comes with taking on all of the planning yourself. Getting advice and guidance from an expert will also ensure that you have insight into the the latest wedding trends and access to the best resources. At Clearwell Castle, the in-house wedding planners have the advantage of knowing the venue intimately and can advise you on how to maximise the venue and its assets to create your perfect wedding.

Sweat it out

Exercise has myriad of benefits for your mental health. It simultaneously energises and relaxes, releasing endorphins and burning off adrenaline and cortisol (the main stress hormones) the perfect antidote to wedding planning stress.

Combining exercise with meditation is even more effective for tackling stress and pre-wedding anxiety. Yoga and tai chi are some popular forms of moving meditation.

A recent three month Harvard study on the stress and anxiety reduction power of yoga found that: “at the end of three months, women in the yoga group reported improvements in perceived stress, depression, anxiety, energy, fatigue, and well-being. Depression scores improved by 50%, anxiety scores by 30%, and overall well-being scores by 65%. Initial complaints of headaches, back pain, and poor sleep quality also resolved much more often in the yoga group than in the control group”.


Fuel up

As well as keeping your body and mind calm and balanced through exercise, it’s important to nourish yourself with regular meals throughout your wedding planning. It’s easy to skip meals or forget to eat in the stress of planning, but keeping your meals regular will keep your blood sugar balanced and your mood even.

This is especially true on the morning of your wedding, organising a filling breakfast (or having your venue organise one for you) will go a long way in avoiding the twisted stomach and pre-wedding walk nerves.

Give yourself a break

Taking time off from your wedding planning, to spend relaxing or enjoying yourself, will lighten the stress of planning and organising your wedding. As mentioned before, one of the main ways you can take the stress and pressure off of yourself during your wedding planning, so as to have more time to yourself, is by enlisting the help of a wedding planner.

Simple solutions

Choosing a venue that includes the services of an in-house wedding planner, keeping yourself fuelled and energised, and scheduling yourself relaxation time, will all go a long way in taking away much of the stress of your wedding planning.

If you’d like to know more about how we can help take the load off and help plan you a gorgeous wedding, please get in touch.

If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at Clearwell Castle, please don't hesitate to call Charlotte via the contact details below:


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