Tiny Weddings Fair

Final Update on the Tiny Weddings Fair this Sunday

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We’re sending out the final email to those who have signed up for our mailing list for the Tiny Weddings Fair.  Our second fair is almost upon us!  It will take place this Sunday 10th March at the Birmingham Library and Rep Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP.  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 door.  Tickets are just £4 in advance, and we have so much awesome stuff planned for you, we wanted to share the newsletter as a blog post so everyone can read it!

There’s more than one type of Tiny Wedding, and we’re hoping to be able to help you plan the one that suits you.  We will have more than thirty exhibitors and speakers, all of whom believe small is beautiful when it comes to weddings!

You might want to elope, or bring a small group to somewhere far away; exotic and exciting.  If you do, we have planners and photographers that specialise in far away places.  Come to the talk at noon, about how to choose the right country for your wedding, and then meet with people who can help you to make it happen.

Maybe you want to take a small group of your close family and friends to a beautiful location just a drive away and take a whole weekend to share the experience and send quality time together.  We have several beautiful venues that would welcome you to stay with them for the whole weekend, or to hold a day’s celebration with them.

We have several more local venues and country estates that are not too far away, who welcome small groups for a more low-key affair, including a local restaurant who can host weddings, and the hosts; Unique Venues Birmingham, who will be giving tours of the locations where you can hold a wedding or receptionin the building.  These will be at 11:30 and 1:30.  We also have a private chef and a mobile bar who can cater for your small wedding, wherever it may be!

Wherever and however you get married, if you’re a bride, then you’ll probably need a dress.  We will have several racks of designer bridalwear at up to 85% off the RRP to our fair that you can try on in the private changing rooms set aside.  So, you’ll get the chance to try out some dresses without the hassle of a bridal appointment.  We have two jewellers and vendors who can supply you with beautiful paper or felt bouquets or accessories that will last a lifetime, as well as a florist who can supply real blooms.

For the planning on eloping, then the talks on how to make that happen – with either practical advice on the legalities of it all, tips on how to manage family members and suggestions of awesome locations, then come along to hear one of the talks being given our elopement expert, at either 11:00 or 2:30.

We will have four celebrants from the humanist society who will be able to offer suggestions on unique elements and rituals that you can put in to your ceremony so that your wedding is totally tailored to you as a couple.  They’ll be giving a talk on this at 2:00 and they will also have an exhibitor stand.

If you do get married close to home, or plan of throwing  a party at home after an elopement, then you’ll probably want to meet Gaming4Weddings, who will be in the lobby with two of their gaming units, for you to try out the entertainment they could bring to you wedding (or for you to leave your groom to happily play while you try on dresses!).  We have photographers and videographers who want to travel, and have a passion for smaller weddings.

Aside from the talks and tours, come along to meet some of the thirty exhibitors we will have at the fair.  There will be so much experience and knowledge of unique weddings in this room.  Coming to this fair on this day could hugely affect the choices you make for your wedding.  And you’re only going to do it once, so make sure that your wedding is exactly how you want it to be!

Perhaps you are already following our social media posts on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.  We’re posting lots of updates there, but the fair is just a few days away, so if you want to be in with a chance to win in our prize draws and get preferential entry to our tours, talks and workshops then get your ticket now for just £4.  We’ve almost run out of goody bags, so purchase your ticket in advance today to be sure of getting one on the day.

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Photo credit: Peach Perfect Weddings and Pauntley Court

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Exhibitors, Talks and Tours Highlights at the Tiny Weddings Fair

We just sent out our fourth newsletter to those who have subscribed to the mailing list for the Tiny Weddings Fair.  It has lots of information about who will be exhibiting at this fair, so we thought it worth our time to post it as a blog and share to all social media followers.  We’ll have over thirty exhibitors, as well as all the other things that are going on.  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.  Our goody bags are limited and we’re running out, so if you want one, get your tickets this week.  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.

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It’s now ten days until our second fair, designed for couples with a small guest list and a big love!  Tickets are selling fast, so if you’re hoping to get a goody bag, then you need to purchase your tickets now.  It will cost you £4 in advance or £8 on the door.  We only have a limited number of goody bags, and they’re full of freebies and discount vouchers from our exhibitors and other wedding vendors.  The goody bags will be going to those who get their tickets earlier.

This fair will be useful to all couples planning a wedding, no matter how big the guestlist, but the focus will be on smaller weddings.  We will have over thirty exhibitors waiting to meet you at the fair.  We will have several photographers and videographers who have experience of, and a passion for smaller weddings and elopements.  And we will have planners who specialise in getting married abroad, including Steph, from Marry Abroad, who will be giving a talk at noon about choosing which country is right for your wedding.  So, if you think you’d like to get married abroad but you’re not sure where, come along to that.

We will have a large selection of bridal gowns for you to try on from the House of Oliver Bridal Boutique.  They will be bringing the contents of their boutique bridal shop specialising in high quality and designer bridal wear at up to 85% off the RRP to our fair!  So you can try on without the expense, commitment and pressure of making a bridal appointment at a boutique.  And there will be rooms set aside for changing.

For anyone looking for an activity to break the ice and ensure that your guests have fun at your wedding, then come along to try out some of the gaming units that Gaming 4 Weddings will be bringing along for couples to try out. Whether you’re looking for the latest blockbusters to keep the kids out of trouble on the day, or multiplayer retro fun for the grownups, we guarantee it’s the perfect way to get the party started.

The fair will be at the lovely new Birmingham library building, which also houses the Rep Theatre on Broad Street.  The building is managed by Unique Venues Birmingham and they will be giving tours of the many and varied beautiful venues where you can hold a wedding or reception in the building.  There will also be venues from the area who welcome smaller groups and have options for weekend-long stay-over celebrations, or a smaller venue for a low-key celebration with your nearest and dearest.

There will be over thirty exhibitors at the fair, all with a passion for the smaller wedding.  If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful bouquet, then you can see examples of felted creations from Eclectica by Sarah, bespoke paper bouquets that will last forever Paper Jackdaw and real blooms from L’homme de Fleurs.  For anyone looking to make their ceremony unique to them, then there will be four celebrants exhibiting at the fair, who can discuss interesting rituals and elements that you could add in to your ceremony, and who will be giving a talk on this at 2pm.

For inspirational photos and helpful articles, you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.  And if you want to be in with a chance to win in our prize draws and get preferential entry to our tours, talks and workshops then get your ticket now for just £4.  We’ve almost run out of goody bags, so purchase your ticket in advance this week to be sure of getting one on the day.

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Photo credit: DIDEA Weddings and Wed in Central Park



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Amazing Bali Events – Tiny Weddings Fair

If you have ever dreamed of having a beach wedding in an idyllic location then you have probably looked at photos of weddings in Bali.  The team at Amazing Bali Events truly make dreams come true by organizing weddings in this stunningly beautiful place.  But they do organize weddings in other locations, it’s not just about beaches!  You can find out more information about them in the brochure we’ll be giving to all couples attending the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March.  Get your tickets for the event now to save 50% off the price on the door, or sign up to our mailing list now.

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Please give a brief overview of your business and what areas you specialize in.

We are Amazing Bali Events.  A wedding planner, stylist, and organizer for destination wedding and events in Bali, Indonesia. The Amazing team consists of six professionals, who have been in the industry for over five years. We do elopements and big weddings on an island that offers various venues to everyone, start from clifftops, beachfronts, jungle ambience, rice field view, waterfall scenery, traditional Balinese buildings gates/church/temple architecture, or even underwater vows. Both for legal and/or commitment ceremony. We are also a member of Bali Wedding Association and Bali Tourism Board which empowers us the legitimacy and licensed by the Indonesian Law. You can also check our work on Facebook or Instagram. Our website is currently still under construction as we just underwent a re-branding process, however still the old same amazing team with new name and new spirit!

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What do you love about small weddings and elopements?

We love elopements because it gives more flexibility to choose the event venue. Big weddings mostly require a spacious location for a bigger of number guests while elopements can be held even in small areas like at the edge of a waterfall or on clifftop with ocean view. Most of the elopements we have are more intimate between the couple only. The bride could be very detailed when it comes to decoration of the arch as well, since this is the only thing should can be more detailed about, instead of distracted by other elements such as dinners and lighting which only exist in big weddings.

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What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?

The elements needed for the wedding. We have also need relatively shorter time for planning. However, for some reason we have bigger number of legal ceremonies for elopements in comparison to big wedding couples.

How do you think the couples are different when working with a large wedding versus a tiny wedding?

Most of our brides are very relaxed as they don’t have to worry about other elements, such as dinners and lighting or guest’s seating, other than the arch decoration and her make-up and hair. This is surely giving a huge difference stress level/tension which we always try to avoid or minimize as one of our main priority as their trusted planner. This is surely easing the couple of budgeting, considering the cost the two have to spend for the wedding, accommodation and trip alone.

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Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties?

Yes. We can say that together with amazing venue in the world, such as Santorini and Colorado, Bali has its own charm and even offer more options when it comes to locations. This has drawn more and more couples who are coming to hold their small wedding/elopements. Like last year for example, we have around ninety weddings where 60% are elopements and the trend has been rising each year considering we began our company from elopements. Our growth in elopements are actually very significant every year. Our highest elopement number was in 2017 where we were more focusing on one market which is our Polish clients on that single year. This number, however, went down due to the raising of big weddings and lack of human power of that time. Now that we have more people on board, our team confident that both events will be given full attention and the number of elopements is expected to align with the trends in previous years.

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If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world, any theme, any couple; where or what or whom would it be?

We wish to have partnerships or hold weddings on the other places that have different characteristic than Bali, which has to be authentically cultural with probably some unique architectures, possibly the couple would be local to the area hence the culture and custom perseverance on wedding still take place. In these could be somewhere in Greece, Poland (which has been a great support to our company’s growth through the years), Malta, Portugal, England, Thailand, or South Korea.

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Can you give us an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple?

Our latest elopement was on September 2018 for Ewelina and Bartek from Poland. Firstly, we received their inquiry through Facebook and start to discuss about the venue. The two agreed to have their wedding in Sadara Boutique Resort and Spa, which offers a beachfront view. Once settled on the venue, we move forward to explain on the inclusions we have on the wedding which some of them are transport from accommodation to the venue, makeup artists, Priest, flower decoration for bouquet, arch, flower shower and walking aisle petals, boutonniere for the groom, to wine for toast. We have a florist to cater all the decoration and personal flowers need, also provide them wine at the elopement site right after the Blessing Ceremony. We are also arranged the preparation rooms for the couple to dress and make up and last but not least, photographers to capture the moments.

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What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?

We treat our clients like family. Serious is necessary, but since our job is to have a stress-free wedding, then a fun planner is a must. Bali which is a definitely a paradise on earth offers various of amazing locations for the small weddings starts from ocean view cliffs, tropical ambience (Balinese authentic rice field view, or Jungle), waterfall, beachfront, Balinese Gate and Traditional Architecture Temple/Church which can’t be found anywhere in the world. All at once, and gives our couple the freedom and privilege to choose one of these stunning locations. Not only venues, our strength is in various of tropical flowers the couple can choose as we are working together with various of vendors across Bali to ensure we fulfill the couple’s requests. Most important thing, we work from the heart. Our company is licensed under The Bali Wedding Association hence the business and organization is Legal by Indonesian Law. Apart from the role as a planner, we consider our couples as new family members, before, during and post the event.

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Follow our Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and Amazing Bali Events’ Facebook page to read stories of their incredible weddings, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Even better, sign up to our mailing list to make sure that you get all our news. Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on Instagram or Amazing Bali Events on Instagram for lovely photos and inspiration of their beautiful and unique weddings.  If you’re planning on coming to the fair, and would like to attend the talks and workshops on how to make a wedding abroad happen, wherever in the world you want to do it, then get your tickets in advance, and save 50% off the price you’d pay on the day.

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Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Artisan Epicurean

Come along to the Tiny Weddings Fair at the Birmingham REP on 10th March to meet lots of wedding vendors who want to help make your small wedding go exactly how you want it to.  Suzanne, from Artisan Epicurean is a personal chef, and provides bespoke catering services for all sizes of event.  She can’t wait to meet couples at the Tiny Weddings Fair, to discuss how she can cater for their gathering.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us what you do.

My name is Suzanne and I’m a personal chef. I provide bespoke catering solutions tailored entirely around you, your guests and in a venue of your choosing.  I’ve worked in the industry for over two decades and love working on such a personal level with my clients in achieving the most perfect day possible.

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What do you love about small weddings and/or elopements? 

Generally the couples are very clear about what they want. The smaller, more intimate weddings really allow for more personal detailing and an exclusive experience for all.

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What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?

It becomes a personal and professional relationship in the lead up and planning stages. I have to get to know the couple and their aspirations for the day to understand what will work for them. All the little details and personal touches can be incorporated to tailor a package that is simply unique to them.

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Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties? 

I feel there has been an increase, as more couples choose an exclusive memorable experience favouring superior quality over quantity

If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world, any theme, any couple; where or what or whom would it be? 

Purely down to my heritage, I would choose Italy for the produce, the climate and the breathtaking views.

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Give an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple? 

I catered a wedding for a couple who had teepees staged in their garden for the wedding weekend. I took care of the entire catering offering from a pre wedding dinner the evening before to canapés and a champagne reception on the big day, personalised handmade favour boxes and snacks at midnight and breakfast the following morning for the happy couple with their remaining guests.

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What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?

My services are unique in that everything I do is completely personal and bespoke to you.  Menus are completely tailored around your preferences, perhaps an inspiration from a memorable meal or a favourite dish that you want to incorporate, a private joke or a shared love of scallops, whatever it is, it’s the tiny details that make a big impact.

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Follow our Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and Suzanne’s Facebook page to keep up with all her wonderful creations, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Event better, sign up to our mailing list to make sure that you get all our news. Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on Instagram or Artisan Epicurean on Instagram for inspiration photos of her delicious food, or just check out her website.  If you’re planning on coming to the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on 10th March, then get your tickets now for 50% off the price you’d pay on the door.

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Unique Tiny Wedding Venues in Birmingham

If you’re looking for a venue to host your intimate wedding ceremony or reception in 2019 or beyond then look no further than some of these gorgeous spaces from Unique Venues Birmingham.

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The Discovery Terrace

If you’re looking to include some natural elements into your big city elopement then The Discovery Terrace is the space for you. This exquisitely designed and immaculately kept garden space has sweeping views across the city and makes for a lovely private ceremony space or drinks reception venue. Invite your guests to soak in the view with a glass of champagne as they toast your marriage or keep it to yourselves as you exchange vows in your own secret garden.

The Book Rotunda

Do you and your future spouse share a passion for literature? Then this is your dream space.  Whilst the grandeur of the main open space may be a little overwhelming for smaller parties the warmth of the nooks and crannies surrounded by books, and the chance to wander the stacks ensconced in your own private book loves paradise is too good to give up! This space requires no theming, even for the grandest parties, and provides peace and quiet and a chance to escape the hub-bub of the city centre outside.

The Door Theatre Space 

This quirky little theatre space may seat 140 but if you’re looking to combine your love of theatre with an intimate ceremony space this gives you plenty of options without filling a huge theatre space. With numerous lighting, costume and musical options plus the chance to get ready in your own dressing room the sky is the limit for weddings here.  Keep your small party of guests entertained with back-stage tours, theatrical workshops and themed events which will leave them speechless!

The Suites

If you’re looking for spaces that are less theatrical and a little more private how about a private suite with built in dining options, views over the landscaped gardens and internal balcony views over the library?  These suites can be scaled up or down based on party size but all come with the option for in-room dining, drinks and entertainment. So even if you want a table for two on your wedding day the suites can provide you with options made just for you.

Following on from a successful Tiny Wedding Fair in late 2018, Tiny Weddings have partnered with Unique Venues Birmingham to bring intimate ceremony and elopement inspiration to the West Midlands on March 10th 2019.

Tickets are already on sale and we can’t wait to meet all the couples who are looking to make their Tiny Wedding dreams come true in 2019!  Find out more and book tickets HERE or sign up to our mailing list.

About Unique Venues Birmingham

Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB) is a new commercial venture between Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham to exploit the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in the centre of the city.  At the Tiny Weddings Fair at the Birmingham Rep on 10th March 2019, UVB will be offering tours of all these lovely wedding venues.

About Tiny Weddings Hosts

Tiny Weddings was created by Carly and Claire because of their passion for small weddings and helping a couple to have the wedding that suits them.  They know that smaller weddings are on the rise, for various reasons, and they don’t think wedding fairs are catering for these couples.

Carly has been blogging about elopements since she eloped in 2015. Carly has planned and executed weddings, fairs and events for some of the UK’s most recognisable venues and attractions and continues to work with events venues day to day as a consultant. When planning her own elopement wedding she saw little choice for those who wanted a great wedding without a huge guest list, so Carly began seeking out suppliers of tiny wedding and elopements around the world and now writes her own blog at www.epicelopement.co.uk.

Claire is a wedding planner, specialising in elopements and small destination weddings in Central Park, New York, for couples from all over the world. She has been doing this for over six years and has planned almost two hundred and fifty weddings so far. All of her weddings have had under fifty guests and most have between five and fifteen guests. She knows the tiny wedding market well. She knows what drives a couple to choose a tiny wedding and what values and priorities are popular for the couples that take this route.

Follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on your preferred social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to our mailing list to never miss an update, and get details about all the exhibitors, workshops, tours and talks.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance, to save 50% off on-the-day prices and to be entered in to our prize draw!