What is a Micro-Wedding and should I have one?

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking—and an equally huge investment—leaving modern couples torn on whether it fits the budget. Weddings these days average well over $35,000, and depend on guest count. Most couples still celebrate with nearly 150 of their friends and family members. However that is not the only option with Micro-Weddings giving you the flexibility and intimate setting you and your guest will remember.

Are Micro-Weddings the Next Big Thing?

Weddings have always been unique in terms of decor, choice of food, style, colors, and cultural tradition. Recent events have caused a climb in elopements, drive-thru weddings and virtual weddings, and is now causing a shift in what is known as Micro-Weddings.

What is a micro-wedding?

A micro-wedding is a wedding ceremony and reception with less than 50 people. The guest list is usually immediate family and the couple’s closest friends. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a smaller scale. Some married couples have even chosen to do a micro wedding for their anniversary or vow renewal.

Is this an elopement?

Eloping means to get married without letting anyone know or telling them. Elopements are usually less than 10 people and most of the time it is just the couple, two witnesses, and an officiant. To elope may also suggest that you forgo a formal wedding and chose a ceremony instead.

What about a Minimony?

Minimonies, or mini ceremonies, are usually only a ceremony to make sure that you have the anniversary date you desire to have. Most of the time it is followed up with a larger more formal wedding at a later date or by a large reception.

Why are micro-weddings so popular?

Most couples getting married nowadays may only want to invite close family and friends at their wedding. It makes the day much more personal, and intimate as well as much more memorable for everyone. It is also cost-effective and a great choice for those who have smaller budgets.

What are my options?

With fewer guests comes less things and more options in terms of spaces to celebrate. You open up the world of unique spaces and designs that may be inaccessible to larger weddings and budget. You can rent out a tent, in your basement with draping, restaurants, bars, parks, galleries, or really anywhere you’d never consider for a big wedding. You can also design with purpose and creativity since the cost will be reduced depending on guest count and style. Remember Party Rentals, Inc can help with all your event rental needs.

How much does a micro wedding cost?

As with all weddings, the cost of a micro wedding depends on personal choices from guest count and venue to décor. Typically, you can expect the cost to be over 50 percent less than that of a traditional wedding with the highest end of the range going over $15,000 for luxury items.

What are the benefits of a micro wedding?

Reduced wedding costs are the biggest benefit of a micro wedding. The smaller scope of the event, particularly in terms of guest count, also lends itself to greater intimacy and a more meaningful experience with guests.

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