MIcro wedding at Riddle's Court

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Micro weddings, intimate weddings, elopements! Call them what you want, these wee weddings are here to stay

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Since the pandemic we have seen an increase in the number of our couples looking for something a little different for their big day and choosing to move away from huge guest numbers, the stress of chasing suppliers and worrying about seating plans. Micro weddings, small weddings, intimate weddings, call them what you want, these wee weddings are here to stay.

So, what is a Micro-Wedding?

To us a micro-wedding is a smaller intimate wedding of up to 20 guests. While a micro wedding is smaller in terms of guest size, that doesn’t mean the celebration has to be any less spectacular. A micro wedding is a unique celebration that combines the traditions of a full-blown wedding ceremony with a minimalist mentality. It’s intimate, beautiful, and often (but not always) budget-friendly. Couples can still enjoy the ceremony of a traditional wedding, but do it their way. Less guests mean you can spend your budget on things that are important to you to give your guests a magical experience.

Where can we have our micro wedding?

This is the best bit, absolutely anywhere. With reduced numbers of guests this allows the couple to explore more unique venues, from historic buildings, galleries, castles, stables, let’s be honest the list is endless. All you need to get married in Scotland is a celebrant and a couple of witnesses.

At Riddle’s Court, here in Edinburgh we have seen an increase in micro-weddings, especially midweek, when the venue is a bit cheaper. The historic rooms are perfect for ceremonies, receptions, wedding breakfasts or dancing. Riddle’s Court is a unique Historic gem in the heart of the Capital’s Royal Mile and an ideal setting for a memorable wedding. With beautiful 16th century painted ceilings, elegant rooms and romantic courtyards, it is personal, intimate, charming and full of period detail.

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What are the pros of having a micro wedding?

It’s budget friendly (well sometimes). Having a micro-wedding is one of the easiest ways to save some money because you can go as big or small as you want, you have total control of all of the details. Saving money on the guest list means that you have more freedom to splurge on flowers, catering or the wedding photographer of your dreams.

It’s intimate! Having micro wedding allows for you to celebrate with your closest friends and family. It’s a romantic, tight-knit ceremony and celebration that will allow you to interact with everyone you’ve invited.

Easier to plan! When organising a wedding for 30 versus 150 you can remove the stress and enjoy the build up to your special day. You have more options for the venue, you don’t have to worry about seating plans and too many dietary requirements.

Get personal

Micro weddings are easy to personalise, and couples have free reign to transform the décor, be flexible with the running order and create the atmosphere they want. Bria & Thomas, one of our couples from America, held their intimate wedding in the Geddes room, dancing beneath the elaborate painted ceiling after exchanging vows. Their guests were treated to miniatures of limoncello, the finest fizz and grazing style catering. The flowers were simple yet elegant, it was a beautifully relaxed party atmosphere.

Our intimate weddings allow you and your partner time to enjoy the romantic views over Edinburgh’s Old Town of the Pentland Hills, which is perfect for signing the register or relaxing with a glass of champagne.

Get in touch

We would love to help you on your planning journey, whatever that looks like, and are always happy to offer tips and advice – get in touch with our team today for more information.

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