“Lithic” means “relating to stone” and “Neo” means new, therefore the Neolithic era was also called the “New Stone Age”. This refers to the period between 10,000 BCE and 1,700 BCE, although the timeline is greatly disputed. A Neolithic wedding will most likely take place at a Neolithic site. This includes places like Stonehenge or Avebury Stone Circle, which often have great historical and spiritual significance. If you find the idea of this interesting, read on!
Weddings are expensive events: fact. Never mind the dress, food, and flowers, couples spend thousands of pounds on venue hire alone. But what if, instead of lining pockets, the money we spend goes to good use? Today, we are looking at charity weddings venues.
Back in the villages of yesteryear, couples would visit their local church then proceed to the village hall. A wedding was an event for the community to come together and celebrate. Okay, excuse the flowery language. In fact, plenty of couples still do this. It is a much cheaper option than booking a hotel function suite and, moreover, is infinitely personalisable. Despite the connotations of village halls simply being a budget venue, you can certainly still make them romantic and special. Plus it is the perfect way to save money on your wedding day!
So you have booked your perfect venue and start sending out Save The Dates. Then, you’re sent the contract and suddenly see a long list of restrictions. What do you mean, you can’t have candles?!
The Victorian period was a time full of class, grace, elegance and romantic gestures – what better foundations to base a wedding around!