Tiny Weddings Fair

Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Clare’s Faux Flowers

Tiny Weddings Fair Clare's Faux Flowers

There are a few more exhibitors to tell you about, who will be at the Tiny Weddings Fair on 30th Sept.  If you want a bouquet that will last forever, come along and see what Clare’s Faux Flowers can do for you.  Come along to meet her at the Wycombe Swan to see some examples for yourself.

Please tell us about what you make.
Clare’s Faux Flowers sell high quality hand tied faux flowers for all occasions. I make bouquets for weddings, centrepieces and buttonholes. I also do wreaths for funerals, which I then break down and make posies for the family to keep as a reminder of their loved one. I also make wreaths for Christmas, and faux flowers for all occasions.

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What do you love about tiny weddings?

I have only just started the business and feel that tiny weddings are the way forward for me. It means that I can give full attention to the needs of the bride and groom.

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

I think small weddings don’t necessarily get the coverage they deserve. Couples can give more time and energy to a smaller wedding making sure everything is perfect.

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

I have only really worked with people planning small occasions, I haven’t worked on big events, and I find that smaller events suit me well.

What are your goals in supplying a small wedding?

I would like to create flowers that make the wedding party happy and remember their special day, in a way that they would not want to go back to real flowers again.

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Clare’s website is in progress, but you can follow her on Facebook, or the fair Facebook page for helpful and inspiring pictures  and information, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates.  Most importantly, buy yourself a ticket in advance.  This will get you preferential entry into our helpful talks, entry in to a raffle to win a free engagement shoot, the first 100 orders get a goody bag, AND you save 50% off the on-the-door price.

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Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Domeafava

Tiny Weddings Fair Domeafava

If you have a sweet tooth (or your guests do!) then you will certainly want to chat with Ash and Ruksana from Domeafava at the Tiny Weddings Fair on 30th Sept at the Wycombe Swan.  They are based in Slough and supply wedding and party favours for all occasions and they also hire out a fabulous sweet ferris wheel.

Please tell us a little about what you provide for weddings.

We provide favours for all occasions from cupcakes and pick and mix sweets to small and cute gift ideas to guest on weddings and parties, we have a ferris wheel which is our centre attraction which guests absolutely love! We have been doing this now for just under two years.

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What do you love about tiny weddings?

We love to see the intimacy and closeness.

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

In our experience they are far more relaxed due to less co ordination and planning.

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

Not a lot to be honest, for any wedding the bride and groom requests are at the forefront so we will always put them first regardless of size

Can you tell us about a tiny wedding you have worked on recently?

We had a tiny wedding at short notice in Birmingham which we were asked to do something for; we catered for both the adults and children favours by providing pick and mix sweets for kids and nuts for adults, and set up our ferris wheel with cupcakes.

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Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years?

We have only recently started this business so we can’t really say from a business perspective.  However we have noticed even through friends and family’s weddings the numbers are definitely trimming.

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

I would recreate my own wedding with my wife at Anfield Stadium with all the LFC team in attendance.  Although I don’t think this is a unanimous vote for the Domeafava team!

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Follow our Facebook page or the Domeafava Facebook page for inspiring photos and information, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Follow us on Instagram for lovely photos and inspiration of small weddings, and Domefava on Instagram.  Most importantly, buy yourself a ticket in advance to get a goody bag on entrance if you’re in the first 100 to buy, to be in with a chance of winning prizes in our raffle, and to get preferential entry to our talks and workshops.

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Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Rose’s Bridal Room

Tiny Weddings Fair - Rose's Bridal Room

The ladies from Rose’s Bridal Room will be at the Tiny Weddings Fair on 30th Sept at the Wycombe Swan.  With over twenty-five years experience in bridal wear, Carol will take great pleasure in ensuring that you, the bride finds the perfect dress for your day and your body shape. Nothing is too big of an ask for Carol and she wants all of her brides to feel comfortable and fabulous on their special day.

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Tell us a little about yourself and your store.

My name is Carol and I own and run Rose’s Bridal Room. I have been a bridal consultant for over twenty years, so have a wealth of experience. My studio has over eighty new, sample and pre-loved gowns  from great designers such as Stella York, Maggie Sottero and Justin Alexander to name a few.  The gowns are at fantastic prices, ranging from £400-£1000. My studio is a one on one consultation in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, and we also offer an excellent alteration service.

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If you could be involved with a tiny wedding anywhere, where would it be?

All weddings are lovely but the thought of a wedding on a desert island would really appeal to me.

Why do think couples might of choose to have a smaller wedding?

Tiny weddings give couples the opportunity to totally personalise their wedding. I often hear brides having problems when the wedding is larger than planned; be it with the venue, catering, and even the table plan. Brides can lose control and struggle focus on what’s important to them. If the wedding is small the bride may not have to worry over bridesmaids and coordinated colours and it’s all down to her choice instead.

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Do you think smaller weddings are on the rise among your clients?

I am definitely seeing more brides keeping guest numbers below fifty, not just because of finances but again down to choice and what’s important to the couple.  The smallest wedding of one of my brides was earlier in the year; in a beautiful tree house with just four guests.  It looked like an amazing venue and the bride looked stunning too.

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Follow the Rose’s Bridal Room Facebook page to keep updated on new gowns coming in, or follow them on Instagram, or go and gets lots more information from their website.  Follow our Tiny Weddings Fair Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates. Follow us on Instagram for lovely photos and inspiration of small weddings.  Most importantly, buy yourself a ticket in advance.

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TINY WEDDINGS FAIR – TIMETABLE OF TALKS

This is the running order for the talks on the day of the Tiny Weddings Fair, to be held on 30th September, 2018 at the Wycombe Swan, St Mary St, High Wycombe HP11 2XE.

There will be time for questions and answers with all the speakers after the talks, and some of them will be at the fair all day for couples who would like to speak to them privately.  The usual fair stands will be downstairs and these talks will take place upstairs.  The room is not huge, so if you want to be certain of getting a place, then buy your tickets in advance.  This will get you preferential entry to the talks.  Buying tickets in advance will also get you entry in to a raffle to win an engagement photo session, and if you’re one of the first 100 orders then you’ll get an awesome goody bag.

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Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Marry Abroad

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Steph from Marry Abroad was be a very popular exhibitor at the first Tiny Weddings Fair on 30th Sept at the Wycombe Swan.  So, we are very happy to have her back at the second Tiny Weddings Fair to be held at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.  She gave a talk last time, on how to choose where to get married – which country and which location will suit what you need.  And she will be doing it again in Birmingham on the 10th March 2019.  Choosing on the right location is the first thing you need to do when you decide to have a destination wedding abroad, then finding the right wedding planner or venue is the second.  You can do both those things with Marry Abroad and their incredibly helpful website.

Tell us a little about what you do.

I run Marry Abroad, a website couples can use to find a wedding provider in a foreign country. They can then talk directly with the actual planner who will be arranging their wedding, which cuts out any middle man and also means the couple gets the best price possible for their wedding.

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What do you love about tiny weddings?

I love the fact that often they are arranged very quickly. The couple decides they’d like to get married, they decide on a location and, because there aren’t lots of guests to herd around, they can book everything easily and just go and get married.

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

I think tiny wedding couples are more decisive, as they’ve already decided not to do the traditional ceremony, and often they are more quirky. I’ve seen couples get married in Halloween outfits in a log cabin, or up a mountain in the snow – a tiny wedding can be more imaginative as there’s no concern about how all the guests will fit into the location.

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

As we don’t arrange the weddings ourselves there’s no real difference. Although often the tiny wedding couple will be looking to get married sooner, so sometimes there’s an availability issue with some wedding planners who are booked up years in advance.

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

I had an enquiry via our Facebook page two weeks ago for a gay couple who weren’t sure where exactly they’d like to marry, although they liked the idea of Canada or the USA. So I suggested some places to them, and after a few messages they decided they liked the idea of New York. So I passed their details to Claire of Wed in Central Park, and they’re getting married there in a couple of weeks’ time! So that would be four weeks from enquiry to ceremony. Which is pretty fast!

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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?

We’ve always had a lot of enquiries for couples who would just like to get married and not have a huge wedding (although we do have large enquiries too). Often tiny wedding couples don’t want to do the whole “meet with the wedding planner and talk through every detail” part, so, as we’re a website, they find it easier to just ask us online. We’ve also found that this year we’re getting a lot more enquiries via Facebook messenger from couples who don’t know exactly what they want.

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Follow our Facebook page for helpful and inspiring articles and information, and show your interest in our Facebook event to see updates, check out the Marry Abroad Facebook page for lots of inspiration on where to get married. Follow us on Instagram for lovely photos and inspiration of small weddings, and follow Steph on Instagram for beautiful photos of weddings in exotic places. Chat with us on Twitter, or with Steph on Twitter, and see Steph’s posts on Pinterest, or our posts on Pinterest. If you don’t like to be too public about things, and you really don’t want to miss any updates, then sign up to our newsletter.  Most importantly, buy yourself a ticket in advance.  This will get you preferential access to Steph’s talk, and others’ talks, as well as saving you money!

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