So you’ve postponed your wedding, once, maybe twice. You might have lost deposits and your suppliers. You might be feeling just a little bit over it, and, well, we can’t blame you. It’s been a difficult and uncertain 12 months for couples to be and with restrictions finally lifting you might be feeling the pressure to produce the wedding day you envisioned before the lockdowns and the social distancing.
But what if you don’t want that anymore? We’re chatting today about the joy of smaller weddings – whether it be a registry office or your back garden you can still have the day of your dreams on a micro budget and scale.
All you need is love.
Smaller, intimate weddings are actually getting a lot more popular as it’s your chance to surround yourself, and create everlasting memories with just your closest friends and family. You get to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you instead of trying to talk to a hundred different people and missing out on just enjoying your day.
So what are your options?
Registry office wedding are popular for couples on a budget, but they don’t have to be boring and plain!
You can fully customise the ceremony to your style by dressing up (or down) for the occasion, writing your own vows, playing your choice of music, and depending on your local registry office you might be able to bring in some decorations and personal touches. It may be more limited than a wedding venue but you can still make the day feel special.
This leads us on to…
A garden wedding reception
In the UK you can’t legally wed in your garden but there’s nothing stopping you from putting up a gazebo and hosting your wedding reception. Bunting, music, fairy lights and a fire pit will transform your ordinary garden into a magical setting for celebration.
The possibilities are endless; bbq, afternoon tea, party food buffet, cocktail station…make it your own style and relish the fact that you can pop the kettle on and fall into bed as soon as your guests leave!
Restaurant wedding reception
Perhaps you got engaged in your favourite restaurant…why not go back there to celebrate your nuptials? Book up a few tables for your selected guests and have a magical evening with delicious food, champagne and the company of your favourite people.
A micro wedding also means a micro budget – you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy your dream wedding! High street shops now stock bridal collections, your mums homemade cupcakes are as good as any wedding cake, pizza makes a wonderfully alternative wedding breakfast, and with our classic wedding rings starting from just £137 you’ll be able to splash out on a fabulous honeymoon destination – we think you more than deserve it!