You have heard of Pop Up shops, Pop Up Restaurants & Pop Up sales, but what the heck is a Pop Up Wedding? Well hold onto your hats, because it is one of the most exciting international wedding trends to come South Africa’s way!
(We say trends, but it is really just a bloody great wedding ‘AH HA’ that international couples & wedding industry have embraced before us)
Basically “A pop-up wedding is a quick, easy, and affordable wedding that is all about you and not your guests.”
It is a pre-planned celebration with an upfront, all-inclusive cost that covers your venue, officiant, photographer, styling, décor & flowers all set up ready for you & your 12 guests to come in, say ‘I do’, have an insane couple’s shoot, with some cake & bubbles to finish it off & then move on out to however you want to celebrate your ‘reception’ section of the day. (if you want to celebrate your reception part)
You pop in & then pop out. Totally focused on you & the most important, FUN parts of a wedding day!
No stress. No long months of all consuming planning. No ever-expanding budgets. No pressure to conform. No same old same old boring wedding day. No lists of guests that just can’t be cut down. No nothing you don’t need & EVERYTHHING you would want!
There are many versions of a Pop Up Wedding (go ask HuffPost or one of our Favs Intimate Weddings ) but Pop Up Weddings South Africa is sure to make this a home grown, made to fit US type of wedding celebration.
For years Runaway Romance has proudly been leading the way in small non-traditional weddings & elopements in South Africa. We have loving created these special, small celebrations in (almost) all the corners of the country. We know exactly what goes into creating & capturing a truly unique, never been seen before day, done exactly the way our couples want them!
So new, exciting ways of getting married are really at the heart of what we do & why we do it. This is also why we are ecstatic to be partnering with & supporting Pop Up Weddings South Africa as their specialised on the day Pop Up Wedding planners & stylists. (eeeek, the happy dance is real!)
We have had countless couples approach Runaway Romance asking for an elopement or small wedding for under R40k & try as we might there is very little we can offer in this price range. Which is heart breaking because no matter what amazing elopement rates we get, or how much imagination & creativity goes into getting a budget to fit this, when using professionals & having the couples paying for everything on the day themselves, it just adds up too quickly.
We are still 110% committed to our boutique elopement couples & will carry on creating these magical experiences for them…all this means is that we can be part of more peoples day in this very different Pop Up kinda way!
Pop Up Weddings South Africa have made the dream of getting a legal, beautiful, meaningful & budget friendly wedding celebration possible & we truly can’t wait to start making this spectacular elopement style, express celebrations a reality.
For more of the nitty gritty details (like the dates & cost) please go check out their website & be sure to follow them on Instagram & Facebook to keep up with this exciting new journey to changing the way that we as South African’s Wed!