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Beat the January rush

Boxing Day is the start of the January wedding rush, with couples who have put their wedding planning aside over Christmas competing with those that have just got engaged for precious January appointments with wedding professionals. Here are our 5 tips on how to beat the rush!

1. DO’s – contact any businesses now who don’t traditionally have Christmas trade.  For some businesses, the Christmas period is their quietest time of year, so make the most of this time to talk to them. These include florists, cake shops, travel agents and photographers. You will receive the best customer service and attention – which means that you will end up with the best result.

wedding florist

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2. DON’T’s – Be aware that many wedding professionals cover all sorts of events, not just weddings, and for jewellers, caterers and DJs this can be their busiest time of year. Don’t contact businesses who have busy Christmas trade as you will not receive the guidance you may need.

3. The Venue – Don’t contact your venue in December.  They will be busy organising Christmas parties, Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years Eve, meaning that you will not get the attention you need to plan your perfect day. Either sort your venue before the festive season or get a good deal in January.

4. The dress – Make the most of quiet bridal boutiques. A quiet bridal shop will mean that you will have the assistant’s full attention, there will be no rush or pressure, and you try on dresses to your heart’s content!
bridal shop

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5. Hit the sales early – if you’re free this Boxing Day, make sure you shop around for wedding decorations and finishing touches.  You may find some good bargains on favours, decorations, candles or confetti both online and in the shops.  If you wait until January, all the best bargains will most likely be gone.

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