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How to have your Big Day on a small scale and make it EPIC

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Micro Weddings are not for everyone but if you want to get married soon, or you would prefer a smaller celebration then a micro wedding could be perfect for you.

In this blog post I will give you inspiration for your big day on a small scale and show just how awesome micro weddings can be.

Let's start with the benefits of having a smaller wedding celebration-

Less guests means less expense. You could splash out on an amazing photographer, your perfect venue or a holiday instead of paying for food for hundreds of guests.

A more relaxed and simple wedding planning process. Forget about complex table plans, guest accommodation, transport and dietary requirements, less guests means less stress!

No pressure to invite your Mum's old neighbour, your Gran's sister and ALL the kids. Just you, your partner and your nearest and dearest.

Reduce your impact on the environment. A micro wedding generates less food waste, there will be less people travelling and less people buying an outfit that will be worn once.

A smaller celebration reduces the expectation of sticking to traditions that don't suit you as a couple. Freedom to do it your own way!

Are you convinced yet??!

If not, check out these awesome venues and suppliers to make your micro wedding dreams a reality.

Why not get married in a Celtic Roundhouse or in the forest at Marthrown of Mabie?

This is a unique venue in the Scottish Borders where basically anything goes! On your Wedding night you could stay in an onsite Yurt and enjoy a starlit hot-tub, how romantic does that sound?

The London Eye

If you still want all the glitz and glamour, just on a smaller scale, the London Eye could be your perfect venue. It costs from £550 for one hour, which is 2 full rotations and the capsule can accommodate up to 16 people.

Are you a transport fanatic, or simply fancy a non traditional setting for your wedding? You can get married at Abergynolwyn Railway station with up to 40 guests (depending on covid restrictions), and enjoy a scenic ride through the Welsh countryside on a private Wedding train.

How about getting married in your own garden? You could hire a celebration pod such as the one pictured from KB Events which could be used for a ceremony or set up for an intimate dining experience. If you are on a tight budget you could do your own catering, but otherwise you could have an afternoon tea, fine dining- whatever you fancy. This would be a great option if you want a relaxed wedding with a few guests, you could write and deliver your own vows or use the services of a celebrant. In most places unfortunately you would have to do the legal bit separately, hopefully this will change in the future.

Last but not least, the simplest way to get married is to elope. You would struggle to find anywhere as beautiful and dramatic as the coastline of Northern Ireland. Check out Rob Dight for some incredible couples and elopement photography, the images will take your breath away.

If you would like someone to plan your Elopement for you, Run Wild Elopements offer complete packages starting from £1,900 (excluding travel).

Are you planning a micro wedding or elopement?

Would you stick with a traditional wedding on a smaller scale or go for something completely different?

I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences so please leave me a comment or drop me a message.

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