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We catch up with independent celebrant Sabine Smith about micro weddings

We catch up with independent celebrant Sabine Smith about micro weddings We catch up with independent celebrant and owner of Perfect Day Ceremonies, Sabine Smith, about micro weddings this summer. For couples who are having to reschedule what would've been larger celebrations and who are feeling overwhelmed as a result, Sabine, who covers weddings in Cornwall, gives us her top tips.

She tells us, "start with getting the official legal part finalised by getting married in a local registry office. You can be legally married with just two witnesses present for a small fee and then host your main celebration anywhere you like. You could even consider a private elopement venue for this part - Cornwall offers many elopement venues where a celebrant will officiate your ceremony and there are no limits to what you can have.

Choose a traditional celebration or something more adventurous like a blessing of the rings or a hand-fasting or sand ceremony. Why not consider an out-of-season wedding? An early-spring or autumn one can be just as special as a summer celebration. There might be more availability at your chosen venue for these bookings and your wedding celebrant can conduct the ceremony anywhere you like, for example on the beach, in a castle, in a yurt or even a tipi hut. How about booking a house overlooking the ocean for your loved ones to gather in or hosting a candlelit winter wedding in a cosy Cornish cottage?

Seek out venues that can offer a virtual tour. Wedding planners are more than happy to act on your behalf and check out the suitability to make your dream day a reality. Ask potential wedding suppliers for a video call and look at reviews online. You can find recommendations for florists, caterers, wedding planners, cake suppliers, photographers and independent wedding celebrants online and through social media groups. Why not get creative and learn a new skill? Make your own favours or think about creating a personalised guestbook or table decorations.

Now's the time to write your wedding vows. If your ceremony is officiated by a wedding celebrant, you can use any vows or readings that you like, unlike a wedding with a registrar, where you can only use their official vows. The main thing is to remember that you're both in love and want to get married to celebrate your union. You can plan another special wedding day without feeling like you have lost out if you can't party with lots of guests – sometimes less is more!

Perfect Day Ceremonies, 07977 561 450, https://www.perfectdayceremonies.co.uk

 
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Win a luxury hen do worth up to £3,950!

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Things to think about when gifting wedding money

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Brickhouse Vineyard in Mashed, Exeter, talk micro weddings and elopements

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Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

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