my accidental visit to dorset for mat and amber’s wedding day!
The booking of this wedding started simply enough! Amber and Mat decided they needed a wedding singer, guitarist and DJ and then proceeded to get in touch with me. We discussed all their music for the big day and got everything ready to make sure the day ran smoothly. So that’s it then, surely? Everything sorted?
But no! I’d obviously made a slight oversight when checking the wedding venue during the initial booking! A month out from the wedding, when I was building my plan of action that I make for every wedding at which I sing and DJ – I noticed that the wedding was actually in DORSET!
So I decided to turn it into a mini-break for myself. Firstly, I booked two nights at the lovely Double Tree Spa Hotel in Cheltenham. I always stay there when travelling southward down the country. Therefore, I could break up the over 5 hours long drive (without traffic that is!!) into two more manageable chunks and spread the driving over two days.
I’d drive two and a half hours to Cheltenham, sleep over while enjoying the swimming pool and jacuzzi – and then get up in the morning and drive the final two hours down to Dorset. Then I’d do my own brand of wedding singing and DJing all day and night (as Amber and Mat had booked the All Day Wedding Package) and then I’d drive back to Double Tree in the evening before finally making the journey home the next day! The task was a large one, but it was all my fault so I just had to swallow it down and make sure that it didn’t affect the service I gave Amber and Mat in any way.