Bushmills wedding photographer Bride & Groom at the dark hedges

PLAN THE BEST MICRO WEDDING IN NORTHERN IRELAND!

Micro wedding, Bushmills wedding photographer Bride & Groom at the dark hedges

The wedding planning process has changed significantly in 2020.  I’m here to share some good news, and give you the tips that I’ve learned over the past few months. Who am I? I’m Eddy and I’m a wedding photographer from Ballymoney area

I’ve been working with my couples since March to re-plan their weddings. Along the way, I’ve learned a number of things. For the past number of years, I’ve watched wedding guest counts (and price tags!) get really out of hand when planning. In my experience, this is usually due to family pressure. At some point, a lot of my couples have started to feel like it’s not even their wedding any longer. That they’re along for the ride.

THIS YEAR IS YOUR EXCUSE TO HAVE THE WEDDING YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO. 

Wedding car at the Dark Hedges

My Suggestions

PICK YOUR DREAM LOCATION. 

There are no longer any rules to where you should have your ceremony. Parks, locations, and businesses are all really going out of their way to be super accommodating these days, and that makes your life a lot easier. Spend some of the money you’re saving on bringing in great vendors. Budgets usually get stressed really thin because of the number of guests at the wedding. This is your excuse to involve all of the vendors you would want to have for your dream wedding. Set up an on location dinner, or move to a restaurant. With smaller guest counts, it’s now possible to set up a small reception wherever you’d like. Again, whatever your dream location is for this, this is probably the only year that it will be possible to do.

TO GET THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHS:

Schedule your ceremony when it’s good for photos. 2 hours before sunset will give us the best light for photos. 

Hire a photographer (me!) for 4-6 hours. That will cover a little of the getting ready, the ceremony, family photos and photos of the two of you. (There are also packages if you’d like me to come to the reception)My photography is primarily candid, so it’ll be a more relaxing experience than you might think right now. Safety in this time is a priority for me. I will respect all current local rules.

If you’re interested in working together, please send me a note in the contact form below, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Thanks for reading and if you have any other questions, feel free to reach out!

HERE’S A FEW BONUS TIPS!

1. SMALL IS BETTER

 You now have full control over the guest list. You get to invite the most important people in your life to be there, and you actually have time to be with them.

 2. YOU GET TO SPEND TIME WITH EVERYONE THERE

 Traditionally, it’s actually rare for my couples to actually talk to everyone that attends their wedding. 

With a smaller wedding, you can now spend time with everyone you’ve invited.  

 3. YOU CAN NOW GET MARRIED ANYWHERE

This is one of the most exciting things with micro weddings – you can get married anywhere.

You no longer have to look for hall to accommodate a certain guest count, while also meeting the budget.
Now you get to be creative. Some of my couples are getting married in forests, in front of waterfalls, and at restaurants that would not have been possible with a larger guest count.

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