The extenuating conditions brought on by the pandemic made micro-weddings the most obvious choice. A micro-wedding made it much easier to accommodate the few guests, the little timeframe, and the capacity to follow the laws of the state where they were getting married.
micro-weddings aren’t just expedient during a pandemic (although they come in clutch big time)—they also have benefits that make them desirable to more and more couples. Here are a few benefits of having a small wedding.
We all realized that more is not more—it's about our close family and friends, but rather getting the chance to celebrate with our loved ones.
Smaller Guest List
While some couples may find it difficult to reduce their guest list, others may find relief in not feeling obligated to invite people "just because." "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 mom's distant cousins to your former co-workers," says Kelsey Caligiuri, wedding planner and proprietor of curated by kels in Long Island City, New York.
Micro-weddings can be extravagant, but because they often have fewer guests than larger weddings, they are almost usually less expensive. Couples can include more features while spending less money on their wedding, according to Caligiuri. Wedding expenses might be very pricey, but couples can still enjoy their union while using their savings to buy a home or start a family.
Couples are now able to allocate more money to design and detail because to the overall reduction in savings. According to Tessa Brand, a wedding planner located in California and proprietor of Tessa Lyn Events, "since you are not purchasing 200 catered meals, you can now concentrate on gorgeous table design, generous favors, and meaningful experiences throughout the weekend." "Maybe a 4-course meal
Over the past year, small weddings have also become more common. They are no longer thought of as being less desirable than larger weddings, but rather as an alternative that couples can—and ought to be able to—pick from. According to Culver, who has observed an increase in interest in micro-weddings for the years 2022 and 2023, "as more and more couples choose them and the more wedding publications and influencers showcase and promote them, the more they will feel like a "regular" wedding."
In a typical wedding, the couple has a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time, including taking first-look pictures before cocktail hour and introducing themselves to hundreds of guests before the reception starts. The timeline is much looser at a micro-wedding, which allows for faster photo sessions and the capture of more spontaneous moments. Additionally, because most of your guests will be seated at one or two tables with you, greetings will usually take place naturally and won't feel forced, according to Caligiuri.
As you're less likely to feel the stress and excitement that come with a larger celebration, a micro-wedding gives you the chance to be more present during your wedding. Being really honest can be quite difficult.
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.
As more and more couples opt for micro weddings and the more wedding publications and influencers feature and promote them, the more they will feel like a ‘normal’ wedding.
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