Your wedding during the Olympics?


Newly engaged couples will now be starting to think about setting a date and if it is set to be in the summer of 2012 my tip to you is book super duper early! We have recently been asked to look after a few couples whose weddings will be taking place in the middle of the Olympics! With this happening it shouldn’t put you off your dream 2012 summer wedding it will just take a tiny bit more thought and you can always look into alternatives for transport and accommodation.

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Official dates for the 2012 games are 27th July -12th August 2012, however for much of the time leading up to it and a while afterwards England is set to go Olympics crazy. The application for Olympics tickets opens on Tuesday 15th March 2011 and will be open for six weeks closing 11.59pm on Tuesday 26th April 2011.

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If you have guests traveling from afar for your wedding, hotel accommodation should be high on your wedding planning list of priority however you could go for something a little different as far as guest accommodation goes if you struggle to get space need to where your guests need to stay.  If your wedding is London based or Dorset based because of the sailing events taking place in Weymouth you need to think on this very early.  Considering it is summer how about going for a little bit of a festival twist and  think about hiring tipi or bell tent for your wedding.  These days its very much “posh” camping!

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These tents from Dorset based company Honey bells can be hired furnished or unfurnished sleeping up to 6 or 8 people. With a few different hiring prices and different packages available they really could be a perfect way of solving your accommodation worries in a very unique way also it can ensure your wedding isn’t just one day but a whole weekend event and definitely something that will be remembered for a long time to come.
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If transportation is a worry why not hire in transport that will ensure all your guests get to the venue on time. Whether that transport be just basic mini buses from a local hire company or you could treat your guests to a a stylish ride in a personalised wedding bus.

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So, if you have the summer of 2012 in mind for your big day don’t let the Olympics stand in your way. With a bit of thought it really doesn’t need to be a problem and you can have everything on your list that you would like.
Frances Edwards

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