Why Wait? Seven reasons for a short engagement

Our friends at Weddingdates.co.uk have some fabulous blogs on their website, you could lose an afternoon quite easily. This one resurfaced recently, so for all of those eager to tie the knot here's why there's no need to delay! We've taken their five reasons and added a few of our own!

Did you get the memo? Short engagements are set to reign, with many couples now choosing to marry within 12 months.
Here’s seven reasons you should ditch the long engagement and get hitched ASAP.

FOREVER STARTS NOW
We couldn’t think of a better reason than loving someone so much, that you simply cannot wait to meet them at the altar.

LESS DECISIONS
Colour schemes, invitation etiquette, flavour combos and guest lists. Feeling nauseous yet? Planning a wedding can be seriously stressful for the indecisive gal. With a shorter lead-in date, you won’t have time to change your mind. The looming deadline will be enough motivation to take charge and not question your decisions or get side-tracked by new ideas on Pinterest.

NO POST-ENGAGEMENT BLUES
Ah to be newly-engaged again… Remember that feeling of walking on air, when you couldn’t help but grin starry-eyed at strangers in the street and you felt an overwhelming buzz of happiness at the very pit of your stomach? Pure bliss. By diving straight in, you will prolong that euphoric feeling of excitement all the way through to your honeymoon, meaning there’s no lull between your engagement and actually setting a date.

YOU'LL PROBABLY DO IT TOGETHER
Let's face it, at least one side of your partnership has been secretly planning this for years! If your partner knows this is a short timescale affair they are more likely to come along for the journey! So you'll be able to finalise your food and drink of an evening and your guest list over a weekend.

BUT YOUR WEDDING WON'T TAKE OVER
Let’s be honest. Longer engagements tend to take over, well, everything! The entire 18-24 months leading up to the wedding is spent talking about nothing but the big day. Every time you meet an acquaintance down the shops, you will be asked about floral arrangements and bridal party colours.

NO GUEST LIST HEADACHES
With a short engagement people are either free or they're not. So once you've sent your invites out (no need for save the date cards another saving!) your guest list won't move much. Just check on availability of your 'must haves' before you set your date.

NAB BETTER OFFERS & WEDDING PACKAGES
Don’t be surprised when there is less availability at your preferred venue. Popular wedding dates such as bank holiday weekends, Saturdays and the festive season tend to fill up fast. If you aren’t fussy, use this to your advantage by choosing to marry mid-week or avail of any last-minute slots that may be up for grabs. Venues will want to fill these ‘less popular’ dates and often offer fantastic value packages or discounts in order to do so.

So here's where we come in! We've got some great late availability packages and discounts right through to May 2020. If you're lucky we might have a few 'key dates' left too. Head over to our packages page for all the details.

Late Availability / Special Offers Packages.