Setting the Date at Botleys Mansion
The couple knew that they wanted to get married within a year of their engagement and therefore set March 2017 as their wedding month. They were on the hunt for a spacious wedding venue to contain their guests, should the British weather turn on them once the big day arrived. Botleys Mansion was the first venue Ali and Dylan visited on Sunday 13th March 2016; in the blazing sunshine as the couple drove up the sweeping drive to the grand and imposing façade. It was love at first sight. The entrance to the glass Atrium sealed the deal and it felt right for the excited couple to host their wedding at Botleys Mansion. Trying to keep a cool head, Ali and Dylan decided that they should continue to look at a selection of alternative wedding venues as a comparison. But after leaving the last venue scheduled for a couple of weeks later, they both turned to each other in the car and stated ‘it has to be Botleys Mansion’ and put the deposit down for Friday 10th March, 2017 as they drove away from their final wedding venue visit. Shortly after putting down their deposit, Ali and Dylan purchased wedding insurance from Debenhmas, to give them peace of mind throughout their wedding planning process.
During the run up to their wedding, Bijou’s online planner was a complete lifesaver to Ali and Dylan as it allowed them to keep track of costs, guests attending and different options that were available in regards to enhanced extras. Even for someone as organised as Ali who had a number of wedding spreadsheets, the online planner was an amazing tool to use.