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10 Reasons to Get Married in 2019

Why Wait?

We know how exciting it is to plan a wedding – trust us – it’s been our favourite past time for the last 20+ years.

We know how exciting it is to plan a wedding – trust us – it’s been our favourite past time for the last 20+ years. One thing we’ve noticed, time and again, is that people tend to over estimate the amount of time needed to plan a wedding. Below, we share our top 10 reasons why we don’t think you should wait to tie the knot, and why we believe 2019 is as good a year as any to say ‘I do’. In case we’ve convinced you already, click here to request a brochure or find out more about your favourite Bijou Wedding Venue.

Our Planning Expertise – this is what we do!

When you book your wedding at a Bijou Wedding Venue, you’ll be granted access to our bespoke online planner. Not only will this clearly lay out for you all the information you need to give us so that we can make the magic happen on the day – but it will also keep all of your wedding plans safe and in one place. We’ll also put you in touch with our specialist Wedding Planning Team who will arrange two meetings with you ahead of your wedding; one to talk you through planning details and a second to finalise your plans. You’ll also be invited to taste a selection of our most popular dishes (and wines), so that you can choose the ultimate feast for your guests.

Wedding Dress Worries

There are hundreds of local wedding dress shops across the South East and we’re more than sure that plenty of them have dresses that are available to purchase off the rack. Keep it under your hat, but we may be able to help you out too! Ask us for the key to our secret wedding dress sale room after you’ve booked your date. Shhh!

2019 Savings

Wedding budget worries can be put to rest, because for all remaining 2019 dates at Cain Manor, Notley Abbey and Botleys Mansion, we’re offering to pay the VAT for you. The discount will be applied to your final invoice and you could use this extra saving to splash out on a gorgeous honeymoon, buy an even more incredible, or have the bubbles flowing all day! Click here to view our current wedding offers.

Bijou Partners

We work with a collection of amazing wedding suppliers – otherwise known as our Bijou Partners. We’ve seen them work time and time again at our venues and we know and trust that they’ll do a great job for you. As we work with more than one supplier in each category, there’s a good chance you’d find availability working with someone we know and love, without the arduous shopping around. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do!

Why Wait?

Getting married is incredibly exciting (we don’t need to tell you that!). Why postpone this incredible milestone if you don’t need to? We’ve turned weddings around in 10 day time frames in the past, so we’re absolutely confident that we can help you plan your big day before the end of the year. We’re ready – are you?

Late Summer Ceremonies

There’s still time to celebrate an outdoor wedding at one of our venues this summer. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are simply divine amazing within our grounds; whether its outside on the patio at Cain Manor or under The Nook at Notley Abbey. Botleys Mansion celebrations in the sun are also pretty stunning. More often we are seeing that September, and sometimes early October, our couples will still benefit from that late summer heat, and since (dare we mention it?) Brexit could mean that we’re all stuck in the UK for the indefinite future, why not put something amazing in the diary?

Special Date Availability

If you like the idea of getting married on the 19th day of the month in 2019, you’re in luck. We have a handful of 19th dates currently available*, including:
Monday August 19th, 2019 (19/8/19) at Cain Manor
Tuesday November 19th, 2019 (19/11/19) at Botleys Mansion
Tuesday December 19th, 2019 (19/12/19) at Notley Abbey
We’ve also got a handful of other prime dates available – give us a call to find out which.

Beat the Crowd

Our most popular dates for 2020 are slowly filling up, and 2021 is also starting to get busy. If you plan on waiting, you may not get the availability you desire, and, as we all know, prices only go up over time. Could 2019 be your wedding year?

Enjoy your Planning

You’ll still get to enjoy everything wedding planning related, whether you choose to tie the knot this year, or next. When it comes to your bridesmaids, high street shops offer off the peg dresses to take home on the day, and a hen/stag party can be pulled together in no time – in fact, the spontaneity of a last-minute plan sometimes makes it even more fun. As we mentioned earlier, we can point you in the direction of awesome suppliers, so don’t worry that you’ll miss out on anything by getting married sooner.

Magical Winter Weddings

With roaring log fires, a cosy ambience and hot chocolate served from the Horsebox, winter can be a magical time of year to tie the knot. As winter weddings typically fall in low-season you’ll also save when it comes to cost. You could even put the extra savings toward a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the night. Just a thought.

Various planning platforms and websites suggest that getting married within the next 6-9 months is considered last-minute. We don’t feel this way – maybe it’s because we’re really good at it. For us, getting married with any time frame is special and we’d be delighted to help you plan your dream day in however long you give us. Our teams are ready and waiting to chat to you.

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