“When the one whose hand your holding is the one who holds your heart.”
Your wedding day is essentially about “marrying the one you love.” And the beauty of your day is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in order to marry the one you love. If this premise were the basis of every wedding day, then what would be the difference between spending $30K on your wedding or spending $3K?
Picture this scenario – Beautiful venue, experienced and professional celebrant to guide a short, simple and sweet marriage ceremony, a photographer & a champagne toast with light refreshments. All the components would be there for you without the time and the expense.
Pop up weddings are a new phenomenon to hit New Zealand shores. Changes in lifestyle & priorities have influenced couples and their decisions with respect to the type of wedding they would like to hold. There are many influencing factors:
Couples in established relationships are getting married
Couples who have just bought a house are getting married
Couples who have young children are getting married
Couples who have big families they want to invite are getting married
Couple are getting married who don’t want to invite big numbers to their wedding
Couples coming to New Zealand with family and friends to get married and travel
Same sex couples around the world are wanting to come to New Zealand to get married
Couples are not wanting the hassle or stress of planning a wedding and these varying but important influencing factors are changing people's priorities around getting married. Couples are reassessing what’s important in a wedding and in turn changing the face and the future of weddings. We are not talking Vegas weddings. There is still a level of quality but with a more realistic viewpoint around expense.
You can still have your beautiful sweeping aisle way, your personal touches added to your ceremony, your special song, you chosen bridal party, you selected vows. A photographer will be on hand so you will still be able to mark your day with long term memories held in pictures. After the ceremony takes place you can connect with your guests over drinks and light nibbles in your beautiful setting with some more photos & after two hours of mingling and taking photos post ceremony the event would conclude. Speeches or formalities of cutting cakes and sharing toasts could all still form a part of your day, you are just working with a shortened time frame of celebration with a pop up wedding.
At the end of the day, a pop-up wedding incorporates all the best bits of a wedding day. You are in the company of your very nearest and dearest and the chance to look your partner in the eye and say ‘I do’ – marrying the one you love!
The main advantage is that it’s stress free and budget accessible. It’s about creating a beautiful foundation and letting brides and grooms build on that.