A wedding is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime event. Of course, it’s also an enormous source of stress for the bride, groom and their immediate families. The Esplanade Hotel operates one of the leading wedding venues around Perth, and we know from experience how stressful an event like this can be. Then again, we’ve also learned our fair share of tips and tricks for taking the stress out of your wedding.
To that end, here are five simple ways to make your wedding day a little less stressful:
- Take Care of Yourself in the Lead-Up to Your Wedding
As your wedding day approaches, you’ll likely find yourself so busy making preparations that you scarcely have time to care for yourself. Make a point of getting plenty of sleep, and resist the urge to skip meals so that you can run an extra errand or two. You’ll be glad for the extra energy when your wedding day comes.
- Limit Your Search to Wedding Venues around Perth with On-Site Accommodation
Our wedding venue in Fremantle is part of The Esplanade Hotel, and we’ve seen over and again what a difference this can make on the day of the ceremony. Being able to check-in the night before the ceremony and get some rest on-site eliminates the need for a transfer in the morning. You’ll awake refreshed, energised and ready to host one of the most important events in your life.
- Host Your Reception at the Same Place as the Ceremony
This follows on from the previous post. Combining your wedding and reception venues into the same property means there will be less scrambling from one place to the next on your wedding day. This should also cut down on the overall expense of your wedding day. At The Esplanade, we have a wide range of ideal venues, from our convivial Poolside Bar to the grandiose Southern Cross Gala Ballroom. You can organise the entire day here with ease.
- Take Time to Clearly Communicate Your Expectations with Your Vendors
One thing that can make your wedding day particularly stressful is finding out that the decorations and other fixtures don’t look the way you imagined. Communication is key, and it’s important to understand that colour is often subject to interpretation. For weddings organised at The Esplanade, we’ll supply you with an experienced wedding coordinator who can help to make sure everyone is on the same page.
- Address as Many ‘Thank You’ Cards in Advance as Possible
You may find that some of your guests actually send you gifts in advance. Or perhaps you are 100 per cent sure that certain guests will be attending on your big day. The more cards you can address ahead of time, the better. With that in mind, you might even consider addressing envelopes for everyone on your guest list in advance if you can find the time.
Whether you’re in need of wedding venue tips, or would simply like to learn more about the affordable wedding packages we offer, you’ll find all the information you need here on our website. And as always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.