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Small Weddings & Elopements: The New Wedding Trend

Updated: Apr 26, 2021

Small, personal, individual, unique – is this the new trend for weddings in 2021 and 2022. When I wrote my first blog about why to have a small wedding, little did I think that we still be talking about this in 2021, as couples continue to struggle to make that decision; go ahead with smaller numbers or postpone.

All the reasons for having a small wedding, in my first blog still stand. Small weddings are more intimate and personal and allows you to spend more time with family and friends. You will feel more relaxed, you will save money and you will leave a lasting memory for you and your guests.

Having a small wedding often allows you to be more creative in your choice of venue and style. There are many wonderful venues and suppliers that can help create a personal and unique style for you. One supplier worth mentioning is Wild Feather Event Styling who specialise in unique bespoke wedding styling, creating a wedding that is a reflection of you. Check out their blog (courtesy of on ‘pop-up’ ceremonies where they rightly believe that, as we head into 2021 “we will see a more relaxed and informal approach to weddings, also allowing couples to spend their budget on a more lavishly smaller celebration.”

We thought coming out of 2020 we could get back to planning those traditional Irish weddings but alas we continue to struggle through this pandemic. We may see new trends emerging with small weddings and even elopement becoming the new way. Check out my blogs on why small weddings and elopement can be the perfect solution and the perfect choice for you.

Small Wedding Venues in Ireland

I have listed here some of my favourite intimate wedding venues in Ireland. I have also included some websites where you will find many more choices.

No. 1: Stephens Green Hibernian Club

No. 2: No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place

No. 3: The Shelbourne

No. 4: Moyvalley Hotel/Balyna House

No. 5: Newforge House

No. 6: Glebe House

No. 7: Roundwood House

No. 8: Wrights Findlater Howth

More options:

One Fab Day

Hidden Ireland Houses

Irelands Wedding Journal

Ireland’s Blue Book

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