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22 Jul 2016

Ask Bijou - a chance to ask the Bijou Wedding Venues team your burning wedding planning questions

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Welcome to the July edition of Ask Bijou! Whether you’re at the start of your wedding planning journey or you’ve been engaged for a while, the team at Bijou Wedding Venues know how important choosing the right wedding venue is. Your chosen venue will set the style and tone of your entire wedding day; from the location to the setting, the staff and the overall service that you’ll receive.

Bijou advise that choosing your wedding venue early on in your wedding planning experience will allow you to plan your wedding budget in advance, and give you plenty of time to work out how your wedding day will flow. Booking early will also enable you to plan your wedding décor ahead of time too.

With over 15 years worth of experience when it comes to throwing fabulous house parties at their four exclusive use wedding venues, the Bijou team are experts when it comes to answering any of your wedding venue related questions.

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July Question:

We don’t plan to get married until late 2018 but we’re super organised and have been to see 12 wedding venues already. However – we like so many, for various different reasons, and just can’t make that final decision. What advice can you give us on deciding which venue to choose?

Mel, S. North Hants


Choosing the right venue can be a tricky decision and we know that so many different wedding venues across the UK offer so many different options. If you can’t decide on any one particular wedding venue, we advise making a list of questions that are important to you when it comes to your wedding day and then comparing the answers across all the venues that you’ve seen so far. Below are five suggested topics and questions to ask yourselves before making any further decisions…

Location: Is the wedding venue located in a convenient area? If you have friends or family travelling from abroad or via public transport, will they be able to get to the venue with ease? Is the setting what you’d always imagined?

Budget: Can you afford it? Booking a wedding venue and then realising that you can’t afford it may have consequences.


The ceremony: If you plan on getting married at the venue, what are the options for your ceremony? Could you get married outside and is the venue able to hold the number of guests that you plan to invite? On the same subject, does your guest list exceed the minimum number of guests that the venue will accept, during your chosen season.

Accommodation: Does the wedding venue provide overnight accommodation? If not for yourselves, perhaps for your friends and family who are travelling far to see you get married?

The service: As your wedding day is going to be one of the most important days of your life, you’ll want your experience to be seamless from start to finish. The staff and service that you receive will play a huge role in your day so ensure you’re happy with the service and communication that you’ve received so far with the venue, as this should give you an indication of what the rest of your wedding planning experience might be like.


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