We just sent out our third newsletter to those who have subscribed to the mailing list for the Tiny Weddings Fair. It has lots of information about the talks and tours that we will be offering at this fair, so we thought it worth our time to post it as a blog and share to all social media followers. Our second fair will be held at Unique Venues Birmingham, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2SN. If you haven’t purchased your tickets online yet, you should. You will pay half the entry fee charged to those who pay on the day and you will get preferential entry to our talks and tours.
We think a shorter guest list is a growing trend and we want to help couples who feel that a smaller wedding or an elopement suits them best. Recent industry surveys show that couples are reducing their guest lists, and not just to save money. Many couples are having a smaller wedding to put the emphasis on themselves, and to provide a truly unique and memorable experience for their guests.
There will be so much happening on the 10th March at the Unique Venues Birmingham to support couples who want a small guestlist but have a big love.
There will be all the usual wedding suppliers you would expect to see at a wedding fair – stationers, celebrants, bridal gowns, photographers, and so on, but everyone at this fair will be excited and enthusiastic about a small wedding. There will also be people who specialise in helping couples to get married abroad, and beautiful British venues who welcome smaller groups. There will also be people who want to help couples with throwing a big party on their return home from an elopement. No matter how non-traditional your vision is for your wedding, or whether you need some help creating that vision, we will have people who can help you.
Talks and Tours
We will be holding some talks that will give you the knowledge you need to make your small wedding go just how you want it to. For the timetable, check out this blog post.
The fair opens at 10am, we expect it to be quite busy then, as wedding fairs tend to be at the start of the morning.
Starting at 11am, Carly from Epic Elopement will be talking about hot to get your elopement right for you. Come alone to listen to all she knows about eloping (and it’s a lot!) and ask her any specific questions that you may have.
At 11:30am UniqueVenues Birmingham will be giving their first tour of the many and varied small wedding venues that they have in the building. Register at the Unique Venues Birmingham desk for those tours on your arrival. There will be another tour at 1:30pm, which we expect to be a little quieter.
If you have a feeling that you want to get married abroad, but you’re not sure where, at noon Steph from Marry Abroad will be talking about how to decide where is best for you to tie the knot. Come alone to listen to all she knows about marrying abroad and ask her any particular queries that you may have.
Josephine Tournebize runs workshops for couples who want to make their own wedding rings! If you think this lovely way to make something truly unique to wear on your finger for the rest of your life would be nice thing to do before you get married then come along and listen to her speak at 12:30.
At 2pm Jon Trevor and his Humanist celebrant colleagues will be talking about how a celebrant can help you to create a unique and meaningful ceremony with rituals that suit you. The promises made during a wedding ceremony are among the most important that you will ever make, so they will help you to get it right for you as a couple. You can also ask them questions either after the talk or at their exhibitor stand in the fair at any time during the day.
At 2:30 our elopement expert Carly from Epic Elopement will speak again, telling you everything you ever wanted to know about eloping, and more! So, if you’re new to the idea of eloping, or if you want to introduce the idea to your nearest and dearest, then come along to this talk to get a beginners’ guide, and of course pick Carly’s brains afterwards.
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