If you’re reading this article then you’re probably newly engaged, so huge congratulations to you both! You’ve got a really exciting time ahead of you; from discussing your budget to choosing a date and selecting the right wedding venue for the style of your wedding and so much more…



However, if you think that you’d rather wait until the New Year to really get going with your wedding plans, then we’d like you to re-consider!


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January and February are typically the busiest times in the wedding industry. With romantic engagements taking place under fairy-lit Christmas Trees, in front for warm, cosy fire places, under the illuminated sky filled with fireworks on New Years Eve and on the most romantic day of the year in February, you can imagine how busy the best wedding venues get in the spring and summer when it comes to venue viewings and bookings.

In order to guarantee your perfect wedding date at your perfect wedding venue, Bijou Wedding Venues have thought of three different ways to ensure that you get the wedding venue, and date, that you’ve always dreamed of, without having to compete with any other couples.





Miss the New Year Rush

After the festive season has come and gone, the first thing that engaged couples (just like you) will be planning to do, is book in to visit a load of wedding venues as soon as possible. At Bijou, all of our wedding venue viewings are done by appointment only, so to avoid missing availability, we would advise booking in to visit your dream wedding venues early – to guarantee you actually get a viewing, or better still, why not make your appointment to visit them before Christmas, where you may find availability is more flexible?



Avoid Competing for Dates

As mentioned earlier, most engaged couples will wait until the New Year before the start to seriously think about booking their wedding. But, as the rest of the UK starts to focus on the festive season, this could be an incredible opportunity for you to get moving with your wedding plans and potentially book an ideal wedding date before anyone else has a chance. If you plan on getting married during 2017 then there’s no time like the present to visit your shortlist of wedding venues and snap that date up before the New Year. January, February and March are typically known for being extremely busy for wedding venues in terms of taking bookings for the next few years…so to ensure availability, it’s best to view and book ahead of the New Year rush.




Start the New Year with a Plan

Once your wedding venue has been booked, the rest of your plans should fall perfectly in to place. So, if you book your wedding date before the New Year, you’ll be able to start your year off with a fantastic focus! Perhaps start the year by sending out your Save the Date cards, or start enquiring about wedding suppliers; like good venues, they will get booked up early too!


To book a visit at Notley Abbey in Buckinghamshire, Botleys Mansion in Surrey, Silchester House in Berkshire or Cain Manor on the Surrey-Hampshire border, contact Bijou Wedding Venues before the New Year to potentially find your dream, country house wedding venue.


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