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Wedding Is it just me? Or are you hoping small weddings are here to stay?

02:50  14 june  2021
02:50  14 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Could weddings soon be on the cards at Brown Thomas?

  Could weddings soon be on the cards at Brown Thomas? News is just in that Selfridges will be hosting micro weddings at their iconic flagship store in London’s Oxford Street this summer. With Brown Thomas belonging to the Selfridges Group, the big question is, could we be expecting something similar this side of the pond? Imagining saying ‘I do’ in the luxurious surroundings of Brown […]With Brown Thomas belonging to the Selfridges Group, the big question is, could we be expecting something similar this side of the pond?

I always cry at weddings , though perhaps not for the appropriate reasons. What makes me shed a tear is the mad scale and the crazy cost —£32,000 on average for a 100-plus guest list, including a dress for around £1,300 —more than the deposit on a first home. Couples have suffered huge disappointment having to cancel weddings because of Covid, and now Boris Johnson ’s predicted Freedom Day pronouncements could scupper yet more, but the smattering of small , creative and heart-warming ceremonies that have taken place this past year have restored my faith in the whole business.

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I always cry at weddings, though perhaps not for the appropriate reasons. What makes me shed a tear is the mad scale and the crazy cost —£32,000 on average for a 100-plus guest list, including a dress for around £1,300 —more than the deposit on a first home.

Couples have suffered huge disappointment having to cancel weddings because of Covid, and now Boris Johnson’s predicted Freedom Day pronouncements could scupper yet more, but the smattering of small, creative and heart-warming ceremonies that have taken place this past year have restored my faith in the whole business.

Famous couples who married during the pandemic

  Famous couples who married during the pandemic Many couples saw their weddings being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was, however, not a problem for many famous duos. Perhaps a smaller, more intimate ceremony was exactly what they were looking for. Since March 2020, there have been quite a few celeb couples who have tied the knot. Some went public about it, while others not so much. Click through the following gallery and revisit the famous couples who walked down the aisle during the pandemic.

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From small gatherings in back gardens, like Boris and Carrie’s reception in the Number 10 garden, to live-stream Zoom celebrations as the bride walks down the aisle, weddings have resumed an intimacy that enhances the lovers’ vows. Far from being a mere side show to the flashy party that follows, the marriage ceremony is now the main event.

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I was 19 the first time I married. My parents arranged a reception for 250 of their closest friends. I hardly knew any of them. My three-tiered dress made me look like a crinolined Little Bo Peep and in today’s money would have cost several thousand pounds.

My second wedding I organised myself with our son, aged 11, as best man, and followed up the ceremony with a champagne tea party for about 30 friends and family at my sister’s house.

I wore a clingy, long skirt in silvery blue and a silky beaded cardigan. The entire thing was more memorable, moving and cheaper than wedding no 1. Call me a killjoy, but I sincerely hope that dramatically downsized weddings are here to stay.

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