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If you’re arranging a celebration and are still looking for an event venue, you’ve come to the right place. You may celebrate any sort of occasion at our Roy General Store. If you want to learn more about how to have a stress-free celebration in Washington, please continue reading below.

Why is event planning stressful? 

Event planning is stressful because there are a lot of factors to consider. Check out some of the factors below that make event planning stressful and demanding.

Tight deadlines 

If you are planning for an event with tight deadlines and you need to get ready in a short period, you may have to work overtime just to deal with the different aspects of the event. You may feel so much pressure just to deliver everything needed in time for the event. 

Physical demands

When you have an upcoming event, you may have to spend more hours to make sure everything is properly dealt with and all the important aspects of the event have been prepared accordingly. You will have to coordinate with the event center to check over everything needed for the upcoming event.

Too much stress can even cut down your hours of sleep and even affect your health. That’s why most couples who are planning to get married must hire a wedding planner and coordinator to help them deal with the different aspects of the event. 

Lack of control

If you have an upcoming event, you must also assess the different risk factors and prepare any possible contingency plans or solutions for any problems or emergencies that may occur before or during the event. You do not know what can happen. There is always a possibility that something or someone may mess up and affect the entire schedule of the event. If any issues may occur before or during the event, you must have to deal with them accordingly. 

Regular interruptions

Preparing for an event means you have to deal with different things at the same time. While working on something, you may experience frequent interruptions which can affect your productivity. When you have plenty of tasks to accomplish before the event, such as working on emails and communicating with other team members working with you for the upcoming event, you can easily become stressed. Individuals who are doing their jobs will perform best when they are working with no distractions. When an individual is frequently interrupted it will be difficult to find their focus back again. 

How to tell if you are stressed

Stress occurs frequently, especially if you are working for an event with time constraints. Stress is different for everyone; not everyone experiences the same triggers or reactions to it. For example, a person may experience stress while working on a budget for an upcoming event, while another person may experience stress while searching for an event venue.

Sometimes, individuals may experience symptoms of stress, which can manifest as headaches or migraine while others may feel anxious all the time. However, some people thrive while constantly exposed to pressure. Stress can manifest physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically. 

Here are some of the symptoms of stress:

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Low energy and easily gets tired
  • Low immunity – gets sick easily
  • Worrying about different things all the time
  • Difficulty focusing at work
  • Chronic pain in different parts of the body
  • Constipation, Diarrhea, or Gastrointestinal problems
  • Increasing or losing weight
  • No appetite

When experiencing stress and some of its symptoms it is best to consult a medical professional to get a proper diagnosis so it can be treated immediately. 

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Managing stress brought about by event planning

Experiencing stress regularly can be bad for your health. Long-term stress can cause different symptoms and even be manifested by medical conditions that can be complicated such as insomnia, cardiac problems, and high blood pressure.

Medical experts have studied stress and results show that stress can be contagious like other medical problems. For example, if one of the team members is experiencing stress, it can be easily passed on to other members if not dealt with properly. Not only will it be affecting your health and productivity, but it can also be passed down to everyone one else working on the team. 

Here are some ways to relieve the stress brought about by event planning.


Planning is important because if you have planned everything down to a t, you will know how to deal with the different aspects of the event planning. When you plan for something, you can deal with different scenarios that can occur before or even during the event. 

Create checklists

Compiling checklists is a fantastic technique to combat stress caused by event planning. When you make checklists, you’ll be more organized and on track when dealing with the many aspects of your event. You won’t have to worry about forgetting even the tiniest essential details if you make a list of your responsibilities. You may set up a list of everything you need to work on, as well as a list of the risk factors that might crop up. You can also make a checklist of viable event sites that you may hire or rent for your next event.

One of the benefits of making a checklist is that you have the feeling of accomplishing something every time you cross out an item off your list. For example, if you have a big task at hand, you can break it down into smaller chunks and add them to your list one by one. Make sure that you do not miss anything.

After you’ve completed a task on your to-do list, make sure to cross it off. This can support the dopamine produced in your brain by helping you deal with the job and be driven to accomplish every item on the list. Dopamine is associated with positive emotions like joy and enthusiasm. 

Work with a reliable team

If you have an upcoming event, you must work with people you trust so they can help you accomplish a lot of things – one of which is having a successful event. You must work with your team members who you can depend on; make sure they can help you have a successful event.

You can even work with sponsors who are supportive and want you to have a successful event. You must avoid those who will only create problems that will prevent you from accomplishing your goals. Make sure that the people you select are ones who are enthusiastic about working with you and want to establish a long-term relationship with you so that when you need assistance with any of your future events, you won’t have to look for anybody else.

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Manage your time wisely

You must maximize the use of your time, and learn how to prioritize and schedule your tasks so that you can work on the different aspects of your upcoming event. You can work on the easy ones first and then set aside the difficult tasks so you can be mentally and physically prepared to deal with them. By being smart and managing your time wisely, you will be able to complete your tasks and accomplish a lot more. You will not be wasting your time and can avoid being stressed. 

Rent an event center

If you are planning to host any type of event in Washington, you must rent an event center like Roy General Store. We can cater to different types of events like weddings and other events such as anniversaries, birthday parties, showers, reunions, engagement parties, etc.

We offer in-house catering and we can provide a wide range of menus for you to choose from. Keep in mind to hire an event center for your upcoming event so you can enjoy a stress-free celebration with your family, friends, and loved ones. During the day of the event you do not have to do anything, just be present and enjoy your day by allowing us to worry about the food, drinks, setup, and cleanup details. 

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When planning to host an event you must find an event venue that can handle the number of guests that you want to invite to your event. If you are in Washington, you must choose Roy General Store.

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Are you planning to host an event in Washington? If you are still searching for an event venue for weddings or any other types of events, you must check out Roy General Store. We are offering our event center for nearby areas like Roy, Yelm, Spanaway, Tacoma, Puyallup, Eatonville, Fife, Milton, Lakewood, University Place, Buckley, Graham, Parkland, Bonney Lake, Olympia, Lacey, Rainier, Tenino, Chehalis, Centralia, Grand Mound, Bremerton, Shelton, Auburn, Algona, Black Diamond, Pacific, Renton, and Kent.

Our address is 104 McNaught Rd S Roy, WA 98580. You can rent our event center by contacting us asap. You can call us at 253-459-2124 or send an email at Make sure to choose Roy General Store for all your upcoming events in Washington, we would love to be a part of your upcoming celebrations, events, and parties.

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