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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Tiny Weddings Fair Pop-Up Bridal Boutique – House of Oliver

We are very excited to have House of Oliver Bridal bringing a huge selection of their designer dresses to the Tiny Weddings Fair at Unique Venues Birmingham on 10th March.  We will have exhibitors in the theatre space, in the library lobby and along the mezzanine that leads to the room where we will be holding talks about how to make your tiny wedding go just how you want it to.  There will be several racks of beautiful House of Oliver dresses displayed in the mezzanine area, alongside the other exhibitors.  Close by, we have some rooms set by for people to change in to the dresses to see how they fit.

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House of Oliver Bridal is a boutique bridal shop specialising in high quality and designer bridal wear at up to 85% off the RRP. If you would like to try on some designer dresses without the huge price tag, and without having to make an appointment, then come along to the Tiny Weddings Fair on 10th March.

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House of Oliver believe that every bride should have the perfect dress for them without having to spend a fortune.  On the day they will be picking up their store and bringing it to you in Birmingham, showcasing dresses in a range of styles and sizes from just £90 and all at a fraction of the recommended retail prices. They will bring dresses from designers you will know and love along with some up and coming ones too.  We have set aside a large space for them on the day, so there will be a selection of gowns to try for a bride planning a small wedding either close to home or abroad.  You will also get a trained member of staff on hand to assist you in your mini appointment and they will bring some veils and accessories so that you can get an idea of the finished look.

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With regular deliveries, House of Oliver are always on trend of the best in bridal wear style and have an expert team dedicated to making finding the ‘one’ an experience.  They truly believe that the day you find your wedding dress should be as special as the day you wear it and strive to make every bride’s experience one to remember. This is why you will get an expert bridal consultant on hand to guide you through their dresses, either in their showroom or at the Tiny Weddings Fair, and give as much or as little assistance as you require.

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At this year’s Tiny Weddings Fair, you can find a planner to help you get married abroad, or a UK-based celebrant and a beautiful venue close to home, or even someone to help with throwing a big party on your return home!  You can also pick up your bouquet and your dress.  This is no-nonsense wedding-planning at it’s most efficient!

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Check out the House of Oliver on Facebook, or follow the Tiny Weddings Fair on Facebook for updates.  And show interest in our Facebook event to get reminders closer to the date.  Sign up to our mailing list if you want to be sure that you won’t miss any updates.  Follow the House of Oliver on Instagram, and the Tiny Weddings Fair on Instagram.  If you like Pinterest (and who doesn’t love Pinterest if they’re planning a wedding?!) then follow the House of Oliver on Pinterest and the Tiny Weddings Fair on Pinterest.  Of course, a great way to get more information about the House of Oliver is to just check out their 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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Tiny Weddings Fair Exhibitor – Rose’s Bridal Room

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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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