It’s not just wedding morning preparations that matter. As with any aspect of the wedding planning process, even the best prepared couples have a thousand and one things to do the night before their big day. Finding a comfortable and calming base to complete last minute tasks and prep from is therefore vital. Many couples choose to stay away from home and turn the experience into something special.
Here at Clearwell Castle, we not only offer two night stays for marrying couples, friends and family members looking to continue their celebrations a little longer, we provide “night before” packages for our brides and grooms to be. So the question is, why are night before packages such a great idea?
Enjoy the calm before the storm
It helps couples to enjoy wedding mornings when they’re getting ready in peaceful and luxurious surroundings. Hiring your venue for the night before the wedding ensures you can enjoy the calm before the storm instead of being anxious as the countdown begins.
Put wedding worries to bed
By indulging in a night before package you don’t have to worry about getting to your wedding venue on time. It also prevents any concerns about wedding suppliers arriving on time, since you’ll be able to see for yourself. You can even invite your wedding suppliers to arrive early for extra peace of mind.
Spend quality time with those closest
Spending the night before your wedding at your chosen venue is a great excuse to have a pre-wedding get-together with those closest to you. Whether it’s your maid of honour and wider bridal party joining you during your last night as a singleton or the family members that have played an integral role in your journey so far, you can enjoy some quality time with loved ones before they have to share you with other wedding guests.
You can also do as the Americans do and host a celebratory dinner for family and close friends. Rehearsal dinners are growing in popularity in the UK, and for good reason. There are numerous benefits to hosting a wedding rehearsal dinner as The Knot explains:
“The rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity for your two families to spend time together before the wedding day in a not-so-hectic setting. Take advantage of the relaxed environment, full of happy anticipation—come wedding night, you’ll most likely be pulled in too many directions to put in quality time with anyone. The ultimate goal is to relieve some pre-wedding tension and make everyone feel comfortable with the upcoming nuptials, while not upstaging the main event.”
Save money on wedding transportation
Picking the perfect wedding transportation is certainly not an easy task. By staying over at your venue the night before, there are no such worries. As you’re already at your venue there’s no need to hire wedding transportation at all, meaning you can save or spend more of your budget on other parts of your special day.