South Bank Centre 'Big Wedding Weekend'
Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st August
As part of their Festival of Love and also to celebrate the year in which same-sex marriage became legal, South Bank Centre is creating the Big Wedding Weekend! No, it's not the Moonies, it's something altogether completely fabulous. All couples, gay or straight, young or old, are invited to marry, or to renew their vows, on the stage of the iconic Royal Festival Hall. This is followed by bubbly, all-day dance and entertainment, an optional wedding buffet and of course you and your guests get to enjoy the wonderful Thames-side setting. This is how it works - there will be 8 ceremonies over the weekend, each one lasting 90 minutes, with 20 couples who will all declare their vows separately in front of their family and friends. In their words "it will be an amazing, emotional and unique celebration of human love - a wedding like no other". The other big appeal, following on from our last blog about budget weddings, is that it won't cost more than £2,000 all in!! And you can even choose a package for £1,000. We think this sounds fantastic, maybe this is the future to stop spiraling wedding costs...? For more info about packages, prices and to book your slot (some are sold out already, so hurry hurry) go to Big Wedding Weekend
And if you do get married here, we'd love to hear about your experiences... we might even go along ourselves (atlhough not to get married!)