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How to Handle the Stress of Event Planning


Do you relate to this scenario?


You’re tasked with planning an event, and the deadline is rapidly approaching. The services you’ve hired are falling through, and pushy guests are bringing you to the brink of an emotional collapse.


We’ve all felt this way before when hosting an event, even in the early stages of planning. From event planning beginners to seasoned hosts, everyone experiences the occasional event planning freak out.


The truth is that the process of planning a great event can be extremely stressful, especially when you attempt to take on too many responsibilities.




Managing stress

Managing stress is important. While the event might also be important, it's not worth jeopardizing your wellbeing or state of mind.


Take a break from planning to reconsider your strategy, and with a clear head, you can get back to planning the perfect wedding, corporate event, or function.




Break your task into manageable chunks

Breaking down a task into steps that you can handle is a piece of advice applicable to handling any enormous or otherwise daunting task.


The advice is especially applicable to event planning, however. Here, the goal is to take the easiest tasks and complete them first, giving you a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this will help you realize that the task ahead isn’t as daunting as it once seemed.


This will break you out of the ‘block’ you might find yourself in and can help alleviate any sinking feelings. Further, instead of stressing over wasted time, find new ways to break the planning into sizeable chunks that can be handled throughout your day or week.




Reach out

There’s no shame in asking for help, especially not when planning an event. Since it’s tempting to try to do everything on your own, many fall into the trap of taking on more than they can handle.


By our nature, people are eager to please. Because of our nature, we often find ourselves making obligations that are simply impossible for someone to manage alone.


Remember, an event is a treat for everyone involved, and asking someone to help will not result in anyone valuing you less.


Even if you just need someone to vent to, reaching out to a friend, loved one, or fellow event planner can make a massive difference in lowering your stress.




Trust the experts and use their services

Like any skill, planning an event becomes more manageable with practice.


Choosing the right venue for your event is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to lower your level of stress. An event with industry experience will know what to do when things go wrong, and you can rest assured that they won’t step on your toes or get in the way of the event running smoothly.


Many venues have services specially catered to help with the ‘nitty and gritty’ details that often add up to a stressful situation. These venues can help to cater to your needs, find the right services for your event type, and help you out when things go wrong.




The Willows

The Willows is a Melbourne-based event venue that proves you don’t have to tackle the daunting task of planning an event on your own.


With years of experience, the venue provides premium services at an affordable price, hoping to make the planning process as painless as possible.


You should never have to stress about something that should be a joyful experience, and The Willows will make sure you don’t have to.


Contact The Willows today to find out more about how they can help you plan the perfect event.



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