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Making Less Wedding Stress

Let’s face it. Planning a wedding can become incredibly stressful if you do not have the right help. The Barn at Sleepy Hollow has been helping the people of Ozark, Russellville and Clarksville, Arkansas with tips on how to solve these stress filled instances. Today we will spare some of those tips with you too! These tips are to help you have the day of your dreams without having the stress of your nightmares.

The stress of a wedding should be kept small. This is your special day. Likewise, we want to give you what you need to achieve a stress free wedding. We want to help you the most we can. Moreover, we hope these little pieces of advice help you to achieve the least stress for your joyous occasion.


It may seem a little tedious to set down and plan when you will do every part of your wedding planning. However, this can end up saving you big time in the end. There are several templates all over the web that you can find. Additionally, having a timeline will make sure that you do not forget any of the wedding checklist items that can easily go forgotten.


It is vital for you to know all will be at your wedding for several reason. For example, you will need to know a headcount to ensure you have enough food for all of your guests. We suggest having a guest list spreadsheet. Furthermore, this sheet will keep up with all of your guests, count them for you for an overall total and it will be easy to make sure you do not invite the same person twice.


We all know that weddings can be so expensive. Moreover, having a budget tool will allow  you to set aside money for the parts of your wedding that really need it. It is easy to spend what appears to be small amount of money are several different parts of the weddings. However, they add up quick. With a budget tool it will be easy to set aside amount and stick to them to maintain a healthy spending balance.


You do not want to end up missing a table centerpiece or guest list book. Moreover, there are many items that are needed in a wedding. Furthermore, many of these items are forgotten all of the time. With a checklist you will make sure that you have all the decor needed for your special day. You can find these checklists on several different websites.


After the wedding is completed and the “I Do’s” have been said, there is still a few more tasks that need to be taken care of. The best way we can suggest to do this is to get a checklist. Furthermore, these checklists can be found on the the same websites that all the other ones are. Likewise, the checklists will help keep you accountable and make sure you get everything you need to done.


You do not want to end up on your honeymoon and realize you forgot to pack something. Creating a packing list will make sure that this does not happen. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy your new partner more if you are not worrying over making sure you have everything when you arrive. A packing list can help you more than you know.

We hope that these tips can help you have a stress free wedding. For more information or to book with the Barn at Sleepy Hollow today, contact us. We are ready to help you with big smiles and happy hearts. This day of love you celebrate should be one you remember for great memories not for how stressful it was.

Day of Wedding Rehearsals

Today were going to share with you One of the best new ideas in the Wedding world. Having a day-wedding rehearsal is becoming the new trend. This allows for several benefits and get everyone excited for the real thing. As we share with you today some reasons as to why having a day of wedding rehearsal is a good idea, keep in mind that the Barn at Sleepy Hollow is a dream wedding venue. This can be a huge stress relief for your wedding. There are several reasons why this is a good idea. Furthermore, we will share with you some insight secret to this great option. To continue, here is a list of reasons to hold your rehearsal on the day of your wedding.

  • Extra time for out of town guests

we know that most all people have friends and family traveling for your wedding. If the rehearsal is the same day as the wedding, then they will not have to rush to make sure to be here for the rehearsal as well. this will give them at least an extra day to get into town and get settled for your big day. Also, it can shut the stress if there are flight delays or other reasons why they could not make it on time.

  • Save money

One option for hosting a day of rehearsal is a wedding day brunch instead of rehearsal dinner. This will lower your cost and will fit your schedule however you’d like. Moreover, this will allow you to choose a food item that is more relaxed than a fancy rehearsal dinner. This is a great option for all those looking to shave a little extra money off the cost of your wedding.

  • No need to make the trip twice

If you host a day of wedding rehearsal then there will be no need for your friends and family to make the drive twice. It will put the excitement and celebration of two days into your one special day. Also, this gives you extra time the night before to relax and enjoy your last night before being married.

  • Set the mood

When you have just done your rehearsal everyone is already ready for the wedding. It sparks excitement and entices everyone for the real thing. This can be great for your wedding. Furthermore, everyone will have fresh memory of exactly how everything is to run. So, there will be minimum mess ups for your wedding day.

It is important to have a wedding rehearsal. This ensures everyone knows exactly what to do and when to do it. However, there is a better way to do this process. We believe, that day of wedding rehearsals are perfect for a multitude of reasons. It is important that your day goes exactly how you want it. Therefore, a rehearsal is very highly recommended. However, they can become stressful and that is not what you need. This is your big day and you should have it as stress free as possible. The day of Wedding rehearsal is a great way to do this.

As for not losing any tradition through this new trend, you can still go out the night before your wedding. In fact, this can allow you to just have fun the night before instead of also having to worry about having a perfect run through of your wedding. This trend of an day of wedding rehearsal is picking up momentum for great reasons. Try it out at your wedding and let us know how much of a success it was!

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