We’ve all seen ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ where the groom has 3 weeks to plan an entire wedding but unless you fancy getting thrown out of an aeroplane, bungee jumping to the alter or having your reception at a night club, this isn’t the approach to your big day you’d opt for. Nobody wants their big day to go pear shaped but for savvy brides up and down the country, amazing offers are to be had for last minute bookings. Occasionally weddings get cancelled for whatever reason and when they do, venues don’t want to lose out and are prepared to offer packages at massive discounts. Enter the savvy bride who can plan her day in just a few short weeks. You have one advantage in this scenario. You can to a certain extent set a date. Let’s say you opt for summer 2017. You can still choose the dress months in advance, order the suits, plan your flower arrangements, line up who you would like to supply the decorations, the car, the photography and so on. The only thing you can’t commit to is the venue. Is that really such a big deal? When it’s saving you thousands of pounds then maybe not! Here’s a few examples that may convince you that this is worth considering…….
Manor By the Lake, Cheltenham:
For dates in late August through to October, this stunning venue is offering up to 70% off for late bookings. The package offers welcome drinks, wine for the guests, the wedding breakfast, evening food, exclusive use of the manor house and grounds and a host of other things including complimentary use of the honeymoon suite. With the average price being around £15,000, a saving of 70% makes this an extremely affordable choice. You can actually have your dream wedding at a dream price! Check it out here and bag yourself a bargain.
Balbirnie House, Fife:
This beautiful Scottish venue is offering a huge 40% off for late date bookings. If you’re after an Autumn Wedding then this is a deal worth looking at. An all inclusive package for up to 70 guests for just £4,060 fits well within our idea of a classy venue at an affordable price. Check this venue out here.
Llechwen Hall, Wales:
How does 6 acres of beautifully landscaped, Welsh countryside sound? How about a comprehensive package including drinks for your guests, a wedding breakfast, canapés and a Marquee? This outstanding Welsh venue can be yours for just £3,995. Check it out here.
Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales:
If Welsh countryside just isn’t enough and you want to wow your guests with a Welsh Castle instead then this one is for you! For £3,000, you can invite 50 guests along to enjoy the magic this venue has to offer. Included with this venue is your wedding breakfast, evening buffet, welcome drinks, Candleabra and a host of rooms from conservatory through to Opera House, this is a venue to impress at a very impressive price! Check out what’s on offer here.
Lyde Court, Herefordshire:
How about a 17th Century stone barn, encompassed by an English country garden? Do you fancy a three course wedding Breakfast? Maybe a Vintage Afternoon Tea? Some prosecco and Canapes? This delightful venue offers all this and a little more for the bargain price of just £3,300! Now that’s an offer not to be overlooked. With dates up to Mid October, grab your last minute wedding now and save yourself a fortune! Check it out here.
How does this sound … A gorgeous wedding venue, 50 guests, a wedding breakfast, a ceremony room of your choice, half a bottle of wine for each guest plus toasting drinks as well as an overnight stay in the honeymoon suite. Ah, of course, it sounds great and with the price from just £2,500 including VAT for last minute dates, surely this is one to consider! Check it out here.
The list of last minute deals is endless … There’s too many for us to list on this blog post but I hope that this encourages you to give a last minute wedding venue some thought? If you’re used to jetting off abroad on late deals then maybe you’ll find the courage to book a last minute wedding. Almost every deal we’ve featured includes a wedding planner that will help take the stress of the planning off you which should make considering this option, a little more feasible. If you’re prepared to embark on a don’t tell the bride, short wedding planning window, you can save stacks of cash and enjoy the wedding of your dreams at a fraction of the cost. If you have your heart set on a venue, call them, ask them to put you on their list of people to call if they get a cancellation or any last minute deals. We want to know if you decide to take the plunge and book your wedding at the last minute. Let us know the success you’ve had and the money you’ve saved. You could help inspire other brides to save thousands too!