Micro Weddings

Micro Weddings are a Great Choice for Changing Times

Wedding season is upon us . . . and this season will be different from any year past. Its estimated that 60% of the over two million wedding in the US will occur between June and October according to The Wedding Report.com. closed venues, social distancing and unemployment, on top of health concerns has left many couples scrambling to decide how to proceed wedding plans, now and in the future.

One growing trend can be a great solution for couples who need to reschedule nuptials or for brides in the midst of planning – Micro Weddings! So, what is a Micro Wedding? A Micro Wedding is an intimate, personalized celebration of 5- 50 guests. While the size is smaller than what people think of a traditional wedding, these petite affairs overflow with uniqueness. Small weddings allow couples to have a curated event personalizing every detail. From unique venues to custom menus, Micro Weddings bring the beautiful story of a couples love to life.

The smaller size of these affairs has many benefits.

Flexibility – In many cases, you don't need to plan you wedding years in advance to get the dates you want. Many wedding venues require minimums of at least 75 – 100 people and book up years in advance. A Micro wedding allows for many more venues to choose which can accommodate a smaller-groups and often don't have the rigid deposit or cancellation policies.

Cost – More and more couples are paying for their own weddings and prefer to save their dollars for other important events in their lives like buying homes or paying off student loans. The average cost of a wedding is over $24,000, with weddings in the Northeast topping $40,000! In fact, Connecticut is one of the top five most expensive states to get married at $263.00 average cost per person. A whopping 78% of that cost is for the venue and catering. That's a high price tag for only 3-5 hours of celebration. Choosing non-traditional venues and keeping the guest count small, l can cut those costs by two thirds. Weekend Weddings at Country Inns or Bed & Breakfasts for example, are one way to have an extended celebration with family and friends and keeping the budget well within check.

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Personalization – Large wedding venue have templates for weddings. Many times, there are more than one wedding happening at a time, so the standardized approach is efficient to their business. Any customization is either discouraged or comes at significant premiums. Micro Weddings allow couples to create the beautiful experience of their dreams with personal touches that speak to their hearts.

In this time of uncertainty, where social norms are challenged, small intimate gatherings may be preferred. Bringing those who most important in your life together to celebrate the happiest times and memory making moments, remind us that the Quality vs. Quantity of our experiences is what stays with us years, beyond the day.

Sources: TheKnot.com, Valuepenquin.com, Theweddingreport.com, Wheretoelope.com