With government restrictions changing to allow a group of up to six people from different households in your garden, thoughts are turning to the idea of micro weddings. As such, our fantastic local suppliers have not only been finding ways to help you celebrate whilst maintaining a safe social distance, but have been coming up with ways to get you ready if you have postponed your wedding!
If you missed it here are 5 ways to celebrate what would have been your wedding day.
Cakes, Food and Drink
Mel of Mel’s Cakes & Bakes wants to make sure you don’t miss out on your wedding cake and is offering 1 tier cakes, which are big enough to feed 10 people. Mel can scale down your planned wedding cake, or pick colours / designs to fit with the main wedding theme. Additionally you can order postable decorated cookies, that way you, your guests and anyone else who may be joining you virtually can all enjoy the cookies together.
If an afternoon tea is more your style Mel’s cakes & Bakes has a package for up to 20 people which you can have delivered either with or without the vintage china, which would be perfect for a micro wedding!
Nina from Erzulie has also scaled down her fabulous cakes for your micro day. You can collect your cake contact-free from the Erzulie studio in Melbourn, or it can be delivered within 15miles.
Gemma Lander of The White Emporium and Nikkita Palmer of Nikkita Palmer Designs have created The Stay Home Picnic and The Festival In A Box packages to help make beautiful memories whilst staying home. The ultimate boho picnic setup, The Stay Home Picnic can be delivered contactless to the hirer’s door, allowing for a weekend of escapism. This service brings a different atmosphere to customers’ homes, letting you kick back and forget the outside world. If you are looking for something to recreate a party atmosphere The Festival In A Box is a one-stop shop for a mini festival in one’s own back garden!
If you are looking to create more of a party vibe Liquid Mobile Bar have created some cocktail hampers that you can have delivered direct to your door!
If you’re getting married this year but are unable to celebrate with all of your intended guests, you can now send a piece of your wedding to them. Kelly’s Kitchen are offering bespoke wedding favours via post. These light sugar cookies are decorated to your theme with a ‘Love’ message delicately embossed. They are wrapped in cellophane and can be sent with a special message inside the package.
Maria of Bomboniere by Maria has designed and created a package suitable for couples who plan on having their wedding this year following the government guidelines. To ensure you can keep all the touches of a larger wedding, Maria has created simple and elegant designs using sumptuous satin ribbons and flowers. The favours can be purchased in smaller sets, with the option of including matching invitations, simple invitation cards, rsvp and envelopes, all held together with a delicate vellum bellyband.
“For creating a beautiful atmosphere, I would recommend a solo musician like a harpist, violinist or cellist. They can be self-contained and positioned several metres away from guests without it impacting on the performance. Choose your favourite songs or let the musician set the mood with background music tailored to your tastes. From your first glimpse of your partner to your first dance, live music really captures and heightens the emotion of those special moments.”
– Rosie Loker, Tailor Made Music Agency
If you thought you would have to forget the flowers, Sophie of SA Floristry can help you out. Her Luxury Micro Wedding Collection includes a beautiful bridal bouquet and a matching buttonhole including delivery in Bedford and the surrounding areas. You simply choose your colour scheme and let Sophie take the stress out of choosing the flowers. Each bouquet and buttonhole will be totally unique to you, using the most beautiful seasonal blooms, followed by a list of the flowers/foliages used so you can always remember your design. If you wish to add an additional deisgn for bridesmaids bouquets or tabel florals, Sophie can also accommodate your vision.
Getting your guests involved
Alessia from Ali’s Papers has been is offering a fantastic way to get your would have been guests involved. Each guest will be sent a sheet of paper which will be used to create a guest book/advice to the married couple book. Once returned in a pre-paid envelope Alessia will bind them to create your perfect keepsake, allowing you to pick the paper and colour of the cover to match your wedding theme.
Samsa May’s Samantha offers beautiful boards for your guests to sign on your wedding day. To make sure you are not missing out you can have your original guest list send Sam their messages and she will create a beautiful piece that you can keep to remember your guests messages!
Makeup by Katy is a fantastic local luxury MUA who understands that you want to feel your most beautiful self on your wedding day. If you are unconfident about doing your own makeup and restrictions mean you cannot have a MUA with you, Katy is offering the next best thing! A Virtual Makeup Experience (VME) that is entirely tailored to you making it easy to follow, ensuring you will feel confident and glowing on your day. If you are looking for more information or want to sign up click here.
Looking to nail your first dance, and can’t get out to take a dance class? Whilst you are both at home why not contact Alison from For the Love of Dance and take a virtual dance class? Alison is offering a one hour taster First Wedding Dance Lesson as a gift to wedding planning couples in lockdown. You can learn in the comfort of your own home under the eye of a professional dance teacher. Virtual Hen Dance Parties are also available!
If you want to get married and are happy to have the party with your family and friends in the future, why not consider an elopement? Hannah from Complete Rose Events has found 5 beautiful wedding venues that you should look into for your wedding elopement.
Have you decided to postpone your wedding to have the day you dreamed of in the future? If so how about a postponement photoshoot? Nicki from FJS photography is offering this unqiue idea to help celebrate what would have been your wedding day. Don’t let the day fade into the background, turn it into a special occasion with some gorgeous photos to look at for years to come! Nicki has two packages available meaning you will find the perfect one for you.
Will you be celebrating your wedding day? Let me know in the comments what you will be doing!