What is a “Micro Wedding”? Essentially it is a smaller wedding, although the actual numbers differ. Sometimes described as one with less than fifty guests and at other times no more than twenty, there is one thing that wedding blogs all agree on - done right, there is nothing small about a micro wedding.
Seen as a new trend stemming from a reaction to Covid 19, the simple truth is that smaller weddings have been an organically growing trend for some time now; one that simply makes perfect sense for some savvy engaged couples - both financially and logistically.
Couples choosing the smaller wedding route do so for a number of reasons; whatever reason, the truth of the matter is that shrinking your guest list means you can spend more money elsewhere - maybe on the perfect wedding dress or even vintage champagne? Either way, a smaller wedding means that you are able to say your “I do’s” surrounded by your absolute nearest and dearest - and what could be better start to married life?
So, the decision to have a more intimate wedding has been made; the next step and possibly most important decision, is to find the perfect venue. Look for one that still feels cosy with fewer guests. The last thing you want is to be sitting in a cavernous space with no atmosphere; forget Pinterest wedding favours and flip flops in baskets, creating a truly memorable wedding is all about the atmosphere.
Next, the food; it is likely you will put more emphasis on what you eat when you hold a more intimate wedding, so choosing a venue that doesn’t restrict your choice of caterers and one that gives you total flexibility is vital. Unless brown and wrapped up in copious amounts of string, ditch those wedding packages - a smaller wedding means you can get more creative so take this chance to have fun with your culinary decisions. You might hanker after a mountain of canapés served on frozen ice or a gastronomique eight course tasting menu. Perhaps a less formal enfamille meal might be your bag? Whatever you choose, make sure it really is your choice.
The Pilgrims Rest has been ranked by Bridebook and WedInspire in their top intimate and small wedding venues. 600 years old this year, this ancient gem is a wedding venue unlike any other. Offering exclusive use with no fixed suppliers and no corkage charges, The Pilgrims Rest is the perfect venue for couples looking to hold a small but perfectly formed wedding.
Now offering personalised 3d video tours you can come and have a good look around from the comfort of your sofa. If you would like more information or want to book a tour please call 07552873448.
Photography: Georgina Piper Photography
One of the joys of England is it's change of seasons. Who doesn’t love seeing Spring blossom blowing in the breeze and the crunch of Autumn leaves underfoot? But Summer, with its hope of balmy, warm days and rose filled gardens is still the wedding season choice for many.
May to September is known as “Wedding Season” - a time when many venues come to life with green, rolling lawns, glistening lakes and Pinterest ready wooded glens - perfect when the sun is shining but what if the weather refuses to play ball?
In the last few weeks venues across the country have been postponing wedding days to different months, seasons and even years. It has been a stressful time for all concerned and safe to say that tears have been shed. At the same time, a new date has also given couples reassurance that their wedding day will still go ahead and many are embracing the idea of their new seasonal wedding; seeing it as an opportunity to have something even better than before.
Those who have chosen venues that shine no matter what the season, could never have forecast what a lucky decision they made. For couples recently engaged during lockdown, a venue that is stunning (and open) all year round has crept to top of their wedding wish list.
Situated in the heart of East Sussex, The Pilgrims Rest is just such a venue. More than just a beautiful building, this grand old lady has hosted celebrations - from Medieval banquets to Georgian balls; Victorian luncheons to Edwardian tea dances for more 600 years. Over the years, flagons of ale, goblets of wine and flutes of champagne have been consumed beneath her eaves, with laughter echoing through her walls.
The Pilgrims Rest needs little added decoration but is still one you can make your own. With no corkage charges and no fixed suppliers this is a truly unique wedding venue - beautiful yet affordable; aspirational yet relaxed. Always twinkly; always magical; always shining - every season is wedding season at The Pilgrims Rest.
We can’t meet you in person right now but if you would like more information or perhaps book a one to one 3d show round of our beautiful Pilgrims Rest please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call us on 07552873448
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