There’s so much to consider when planning a wedding – not least the day on which you would like to host the event. But choosing the best date can be difficult. The wedding planning team at The Esplanade is dedicated to providing our clients with wedding venue tips and other planning advice. Along those lines, we’re sharing our take on how to pick the perfect date for your wedding.
1. Take the Weather into Account.
Perth is the sunniest capital city in Australia, with an average of 265 sunny (or partly sunny) days per year. It also weighs in with more than 3,200 hours of sunshine per annum. It’s easy to see why Perth wedding venues are so popular for couples planning to get married in Australia. And whilst weather won’t be at the top of your list of concerns if you’re getting married in Perth, you have even less to worry about when getting married at The Esplanade. Our range of venues – from the Southern Cross Gala Ballroom to the outdoor pool area – are ideal for weddings in any season.
2. Consider the Symbolism of Your Special Day.
Many couples choose their wedding day because it holds some special symbolism for them. Perhaps it was the day they first met, or maybe it was the same day that the bride’s grandparents got married. There are countless ways to make your date extra symbolic, and this is ultimately a personal decision for the bride and groom. If you have a specific, special date in mind, it’s important to start looking for a wedding venue in Fremantle as early as possible. Doing so dramatically increases your chances of securing your desired date.
3. Determine Which Attendees You Can’t Get Married Without.
It’s impossible to ensure that everyone you would like to see at your wedding is in attendance. That being said, there are bound to be a few special VIPs that you wouldn’t dream of leaving out. If it’s imperative that select friends and relatives are able to attend, then you’ll need to consult them about their schedule. This will guide you towards the optimal date.
4. Consider the Ramifications of an Off-Season Wedding.
When you choose to plan your event out of the main wedding season, there is going to be a bit of give and take. Take flowers as an example. Some blossoms – such as freesia, hyacinths and lily of the valley – are in bloom in the spring (and therefore more affordable at this time). Others, such as roses and carnations, are available year-round. If you’d like to learn more about the implications of hosting your wedding in a particular season, feel free to get in touch with us for advice.
When it comes to choosing the best date, the most important thing you can do is take your time and consider all of your options. One of the reasons that The Esplanade is a leading wedding venue in Fremantle is that our dedicated event planning team is more than happy to help you consider your options and make the best choice. If you’re to leverage our expertise to your own advantage, check out our current wedding packages, and feel free to contact us to see if your desired dates are available.