Good Things Come in Small Wedding Packages

MICRO WEDDING is the latest buzz word in ‘wedding world.’  In a nutshell it is an alternative to a full-blown elopement.  The definition of elopement is the act or instance of running off secretly.  A micro wedding is not that but more an occasion which allows the focus to be on the ceremony attended by your very closest family and friends.

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Elopement suits some.  Running away in secret to get hitched privately is romantic but it can potentially hurt, disappoint and can cause misunderstandings which is of course is not the intention.  However, if you want to keep your wedding small, simple or short and you don’t want to spend a small fortune a micro wedding might be the answer.  It is a whole easier to keep sight of your budget when are only 20 versus 150 guests.

A ‘micro’ is simpler in format, relaxed in atmosphere, less stress to organise than a traditional wedding and much easier on the pocket.  The whole occasion can no more than 2 hours allowing sufficient time for a meaningful ceremony, photographs to remember the occasion and some celebratory drinks afterwards.  By limiting your guest list, the emphasis is on the ceremony and those precious people who are key in your lives whom you want to witness this significant and important event.  Not only will you feel more connected with your family and friends but they, in turn, feel hugely honoured and valued.

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The whole concept of a micro wedding ‘marries’ (excuse the pun) perfectly with a celebrant ceremony.  Bespoke, unique, intimate and inclusive.  Here’s a thing, you could rent a beautiful house in your most favourite place and invite only your closest friends and family and get married in the garden or even in the kitchen if that suits you better.  You could even keep it a huge surprise for everyone.

Having said that many licensed venues are now offering elopement packages which are, in essence, micro weddings.  Our favourite is Bridwell Park.

I’d love to hear your stories of intimate weddings you’ve been part of, or you are planning yourself.

10 Reasons Why You Should Choose a Celebrant For Your Wedding

When it comes to deciding where to get married, there is an array of choices available to you.  All of which have their advantages and disadvantages – whether that be down to availability, size, venue restrictions or religious beliefs.

Deciding on who should marry you, however, is still something that falls way down to the bottom of most couples’ wedding preparation priorities.  I hope to change that by giving you 10 reasons to choose a celebrant for your special day, rather than a registrar.

Barons Hill Barn weddingChoose a wedding celebrant if…

  1. Your perfect venue does not have a civil marriage licence. This could be your own garden, woodlands, a beach or an unlicensed wedding venue
  2. You don’t want to be restricted by the limitations of a licensed ceremony
  3. You don’t want to be married by a complete stranger
  4. You want to be married somewhere where all your friends and family can stay together i.e self catering accommodation
  5. You want to include a religious element within your ceremony but don’t want to get married in a church
  6. You want to be married outdoors without a permanent structure
  7. You want to be confident in the knowledge that your celebrant will have one booking that day and therefore there is no need to rush or fit in with a schedule
  8. You want a ceremony that has no template or standard script, no tick boxes or restrictions.
  9. You want to add a hand fasting, sand ceremony, religious or cultural element, to give your ceremony added personality
  10. You want your ceremony to be completely personal and unique to you.

So, now you know. Your wedding need not follow the same template or wording. Your ceremony will not feel rushed or conveyor-beltish. Your special day will be completely and utterly unique. If you have any other questions please, please do contact me via the website. I’m always happy to chat and help in any way I can.

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