Micro-Weddings have become a trend over the last couple of years and have highly popular due the pandemic, when people weren’t allowed to throw large gatherings.
Making your wedding small and intimate is more appealing than a large event where friends and family all have opinions of what you should do. It is not everyone else’s wedding, it is yours. With Micro-Weddings the time is super minimal for planning as is the length of the ceremony and creative photo-shoot. “There are also a lot of people who are just shy, people who don’t want the drama of family.” “I am marrying couples, not their families” says Angela.
The wedding industry is still making up for lost time even after the restrictions stemming from COVID-19 are being lifted. 96% of weddings set for 2020 had to be modified in some way according to The Knot’s 2020 Real Weddings Survey. It’s really no surprise that more and more couples are reprioritizing what they want for their big day and opting for intimate elopements.
Meaningful connections are first and foremost
Many relationships have been tested over the course of the pandemic, and couples have had an opportunity to take a close look at who they really want at their next event. Luckily, this means that if you are still invited to a wedding reception, that means you made the VIP list and are considered a member of the bride or groom’s inner circle.
And if you didn’t make the list? Try not to take things personally as many couples are likely trying to keep guest lists smaller than they may have done in previous years.
Benefits of Micro-Weddings
As it turns out, micro-weddings aren’t just convenient, they also have benefits that make them appealing to more and more couples. Here’s a look at some of the pros of having a micro-wedding.
No Guest List
A micro-wedding takes away the feeling that you need to invite everyone you know just because there is room at your venue, from your dad’s distant relatives to your wife’s former co-workers. This, in turn, eaves a bigger budget for a reception to celebrate your new status with your family and friends.
While micro-weddings can certainly be expensive, our package is elegant, yet affordable.Couples are able to spend less money on their wedding, but still receive a beautiful ceremony and professional creative photography session in under 2 hours!” says Angela. “Wedding costs can be extremely high and couples are able to both celebrate their love and put the money they saved towards a beautiful reception, a house or starting a family.”
At a traditional wedding, the couple has so much to do in so little time, from endless photoshoots, cocktail hour to greeting hundreds of guests all before the reception begins. “At a micro-wedding, on the other hand, the timeline is much looser, so photos go much quicker and more natural candid moments are experienced and it doesn’t feel like a chore,” says Angela.
A micro-wedding also gives you the opportunity to be more present at your reception celebration, as you’re less likely to experience that anxiety and adrenaline that goes along with a larger ceremony. “It can be very challenging to be fully present in the day and soak up each moment, but with a smaller wedding, the pressure is off and the focus is on the vows and enjoying the day,” says Angela.
Why Micro-Weddings Are Here to Stay
If there was one good thing that came out of the pandemic when it comes to weddings, it’s that micro-weddings are way more socially acceptable and widespread. And it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it’s afforded countless couples a wedding opportunity that they hadn’t realized even existing prior to the pandemic.
The introduction of micro-weddings also left what experts believe will be a lasting mark on the wedding industry.
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