The wedding season is almost upon us and in no time at all we’ll find ourselves inundated with invasions from friends and family beckoning us to their big day. For most it’s a privilege to be asked to a wedding but for others it involves weeks of tactical planning; what to wear, which gift to purchase or even where to stay! The UK isn’t as small as it looks and often when you’re invited to a wedding it can mean hours of travelling. Sadly these long journeys usually find us circling the ‘unable to attend’ box and missing the celebrations completely. To keep from letting the happy couple down why not rent a holiday cottage? There are a number of benefits to booking cottage accommodation when attending a wedding and below you will find just a few of the best.
Visiting Friends and Family
If you’re travelling to a wedding it generally means that friends and family live quite far away, so as well as celebrating the union of two people a wedding can be a great excuse for a catch-up! Booking a holiday cottage for a week or even a few days allows you the freedom to visit family members you haven’t seen in months or a few friends that aren’t attending the wedding. A couple of extra days away gives you the chance to take in the local sights and sounds or even cure your deadly hangover from the night before.
Space and Time
Getting ready for a wedding can be a stressful experience especially if you’re confined to a small hotel room or rushing down for breakfast at a B&B. Booking a self-catering holiday cottage can help relieve some of this stress by providing a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of space to stretch out. Take your time in the morning, relax in a hot bath or enjoy a power shower before leisurely getting ready in our spacious bedrooms. With no set breakfast time, our homely kitchens are perfect for grabbing a light bite before heading out to the church.
Peace and Quiet
Weddings are usually held on a Friday or Saturday and when staying in a hotel or B&B you can often find that other guests are quite loud and will disturb your rest. At our self-catering cottages you can be sure of a good night’s sleep which will leave you feeling refreshed come the day of the wedding. Our plush beds and luxurious bedding will be a welcome comfort for your feet after all the fabulous dance moves from the night before and your head is sure to thank you for the soft pillows after one too many glasses of champagne.
Here in the UK it’s considered bad luck for the bride to see her groom before the wedding so many couples spend the evening in separate accommodation. Our cottages are perfect for a bridal hideaway or a groom’s escape; with plenty of space to get the bridal party or ushers ready on the morning of the wedding. You could even rent one of our cottages with a hot tub and spend your last night of freedom with a bottle of wine and close friends and family, reliving all the wonderful moments you’ve shared with your soon to be husband or wife.
I hope this list of reasons to book a holiday cottage for attending a wedding has convinced you that self-catering properties are the right choice for you this year. If you need any help finding a property near your wedding venue then please feel free to contact our holiday specialists on 01244 356695 – they’re experts at finding cottages to suit your location!