Since March this year, the search volume for elopement weddings has risen dramatically. Small, intimate weddings look set to become the norm, rather than budget-busting ones, as we move forward into 2021. We catch up with Jane Caterer from Cornwall-based Petite Weddings about her tips for planning a smaller celebration.
We have to accept, in the words of Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer, that "we'll have to live with coronavirus well into 2021" so for couples wanting to move forward and marry, elopement weddings might become the norm. This is their chance to have their dream day without the post-wedding debt. It's the perfect way to downsize the numbers but upgrade the experience.
Jane advises, "If you're planning a small wedding, make sure you choose an experienced specialist to ensure it's just the size of your wedding that you're compromising on and not the quality."
Petite Weddings have been successfully creating intimate weddings for more than five years. "Being able to spend quality time with loved ones, pets included, by having the people that you actually want there is key," Jane tells us. "By having a wedding in the UK, the entire party can take over venues sometimes for up to three days, and with expert help downsizing the event, nobody will be sat in the corner of an empty ballroom! With the opportunity to re-evaluate and access anything from unique gardens, barns and even a castle, food-loving couples will have the chance to upgrade their menu or enjoy that picnic on the beach complete with a sunset ending all being possible. They have the flexibility to create their style of wedding and reception, memorable for all the right reasons."
To find out more, visit www.petiteweddings.co.uk