Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ should cover anything still left unsaid...but we're always happy to talk over the details!

 We Do, Weddings - YES WE DO!

Everything you need for a heartfelt (tiny) big day is included in our package for just R23 800 including VAT. The peace of mind you get from only dealing directly with one vendor, me(!), is absolutely priceless!

The extras on our enhancements menu are a lovely way to add more personalisation to our mobile wedding service.  Drop us a mail by clicking HERE and we’ll discuss how we can make your micro wedding more uniquely you.

Please note:

Pricing for 2022 weddings will be announced shortly.

Midlands weddings incur a R5 000 surcharge for expenses.

Beechwood Gardens weddings incur an additional fee of R2 000.

 

Our three core objectives for your micro wedding are beauty, affordability and low stress.  The ‘menu’ model keeps things affordable and stress-free. Your choices are clearly laid out so you don’t get weighed down by nitty-gritty that takes focus from what you are actually, doing.  Declaring your love and commitment to your partner.

This also cuts down on consulting costs related to wedding planning. 

Polly,  our vintage teardrop camper acts as a pop-up 'chapel', drinks bar and gorgeous photo backdrop.  With Polly as our base, we avoid many of those costly venue hire fees.

One thing we’ll never cut down on is the beauty of your (tiny) big day. We achieve beautiful results by working with the same team of super-talented officiants, florists and photographers.  Since we’re all on the same page, you get quality results while saving on hours of expensive briefings and consultations.

Yas!

Humble brag... we've had a bit of lovely press...

From SA Weddings. 

From Johannesburg in your Pocket.

And popular blog, The Edit. 

As well as The Citizen Newspaper - please see links on our Insta highlights labelled "All the feels".

You'll see some lovely comments on our Insta feed here and a particularly lovely letter on our blog here!

Pop back to our DETAILS page HERE, and you will find info on all the venues.  It is also useful to chat through the nuances of each.  Some are totally private.  Some are better suited to more, or less people.  Some are good for summer, some for cooler weather. ALL are gorgeous and unique and managed by super nice, efficient peeps.

Drop us a line HERE and let us know if you have an alternate venue on mind.  We love a road trip and the intimacy of mobile micro wedding or elopement at home.

We've said it once, or twice, or perhaps more....!  On your wedding day, you do you!

So if you're keen to head home and hug you dog after your ceremony, keen to pop to your fave hole-in-the-wall for a greasy take away, or to treat your guests to a an upmarket restaurant meal, GO FOR IT!

And if you'd like to hang out at your ceremony venue and enjoy a meal we've got you covered too.

Some of our venues offer their own catering options.  We can provide you this detail and guide you in your choices. 

At the venues that do not offer their own reception packages, we do.  Give us a shout and we'll gladly forward our menus and table decor details.

As with our ceremony offer, generous, and clear choices at sensible prices are the key.

Cheers to that.

 

 

 

FLOWERS: Florals are purchased direct from market to ensure ultimate freshness, variety and bang for buck.  Seasonal flowers are arranged to your chosen colour palette and each vase and bouquet is exciting and unique.  Remember, you can add gents' boutonnieres from our enhancements menu. Flowers by The Gorgeous Shop and LouLouD.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Are vitally important, we know!  That's why we work with Nina, Tash, Misha, Max and Anandi who are not only fabulous photographers, but superb humans who will guide you seamlessly and happily through your shoot.

See ABear Photography's work HERE.

And Tash from Papercut Love Stories HERE.

You can view Misha's portfolio HERE.

And's Anandi's HERE.

Maxine is online HERE.

We endeavour to catch around 100 shots.  You'll have a sneak peak in few days, and  your edited file in around two weeks.  An extended photography package is available from our enhancements menu, and prints and photo books can be ordered directly from your photographer.

Let us know if you're going to send out a wedding announcement (design available within our enhancements menu) so we can be sure to capture THE shot to use for this.

Our mobile wedding service caters for four participants, so additional guests just require us to hire more chairs, order some extra drinks and bring a larger cake.  This will be for your account, charged at cost, and works out to about R250 a head. To retain a ceremony-focused, intimate and unique atmosphere, we recommend no more than 20 guests.

All of our venues can host larger weddings, but some are better suited to bigger events than others. Let's chat about which venue will work best for your particular vision.

Micro weddings and elopements by their nature are very ceremony focused. This means you have lots, and lots of say in the tone you'd like to set. You steer the ship with regards to your ceremony being secular or religious. We encourage you to provide quotes or readings that are meaningful to you. A Zoom meeting with our officiant is available (and recommended) to all our couples.

Of course!  This is your special day, and the ceremony is the most important part of it.  Having said that, we know you’ll love our officiants!

YES!  Love is love - and we love all kinds of love!

In South Africa marriage is governed by the Marriage Act of 1961 and the Civil Union Act of 2006.  The Civil Union Act enables same-sex marriage and gives it the same legal weight as marriages under the Marriage Act. 

Yay, to that.

As long as you have your paperwork ready and you’re flexible regarding venues, we can pull together a gorgeous micro wedding or elopement in just a few days. Yay to our fuss-free 'menu' of options! We’re proud to simplify wedding planning and reduce your stress without compromising on loveliness!

If you are both South African citizens you need:

- A copy of both IDs

- 3 x colour ID photos each

- A copy of your two witness's IDs or passports

 - A copy of divorce or death decrees of previous spouses, if applicable.

Note: If you're entering into an ante-nuptial agreement, we will need a letter from your lawyer to that effect.

If one or both of you is NOT a South African citizen:

Please check the descriptor in your green ID under the barcode if in doubt.

- A copy of the SA citizen's ID

- A copy of the front page of the foreigner's passport

- A copy of the visa page of the foreigner's passport

-  Letter of non impediment - a letter from your country stipulating that there are no impediments to you marrying

Make sure your Visa is valid and up-to-date!

You will also need:

 - 3 x colour ID photos each

 - A copy of your two witness's IDs or passports.

  - A copy of divorce or death decrees of previous spouses, if applicable

Note: The foreigner/s needs to sign a BI-31 affidavit with the SAPS which verifies that you do not have a South African ID and will be using your international passport as a means of documentation. It also states that you understand that by marrying a South Africa citizen you will not automatically qualify for SA citizenship.

Note: British authorities do not supply a letter of non-impediment to South Africa.  If you are a British Citizen, you will need a sworn affidavit via a lawyer, stating that you are not married and that you know of no legal impediment to your intended marriage to a South African. 

Note: Both of you will need to attend an interview with an immigration officer at the Dept of Home Affairs. A booking must be made in person. Take your ID or passport to do so.

Assuming that all is in order you will need copies of the ID you are using and the photos as above.

Any foreign documents must be translated into English.

Remember that you need two witnesses at your ceremony.  Should you be eloping, we can arrange for witnesses to attend at a small fee.  

You will receive your official issue Abridged Marriage Certificate (DHA – 27) on your wedding day. This is a hand written document and must be kept very safe!  This doc is used in the course of normal life to prove your marriage.

An Unabridged Marriage Certificate is issued by any Home Affairs office and can be applied for directly by you, should you need one.  Most South Africans don't ever need this version.

All couples who intend to register their marriage internationally or prove the detail of their marriage for legal purposes internationally, will require an unabridged certificate.  See the process to obtain one here:

http://www.dha.gov.za/status/Status.html

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