Due to the recent quarantine, many couples’ wedding plans have shifted. As quarantine subsides and couples begin to reschedule their nuptials, many are opting for a smaller and more intimate event. Not only to adhere to current health and safety guidelines but also to prevent the risk of rescheduling once more. Learn the difference between a minimony, micro-wedding and elopement, to determine which type of wedding best suits you and your partner.
What is a Minimony?
A minimony or mini ceremony is a commitment ceremony. It typically consists of a party of up to 20 people, usually close family and friends. A minimony is a great option for those who want to honour their original wedding date but plan to host a larger-scale wedding in the future. Note that a minimony does consist of an officiant and is, therefore, a legal wedding. This is important, as you won’t need to go through the legal process again at the second event. All this being said, a minimony is essentially a snapshot of what your larger wedding will be. You will still include a selection of your original vendors, such as a florist and a photographer. You can also include any moments of special meaning to you, like the first dance or a cake cutting ceremony.
What is a Micro-wedding?
As the name suggests, a micro-wedding is a smaller and more intimate wedding. Consisting of close family and friends with a range of 30 to 100 guests. A micro-wedding is ideal for couples who want a more personal affair and yet still aim to splurge on the little details. The budget for these details is available due to the limited guest count. In turn, the couple goes big in areas such as the wedding dress, over the top florals, a five-course brunch or dinner, and a top-shelf bar. Although ‘micro’, the associated costs for this style of wedding are not small. In fact, micro-weddings often fall into the category of a luxe wedding. Think of it as a nice middle ground between a traditional wedding and elopement.
What is an Elopement?
An elopement refers to a marriage conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion. There are no guests in attendance, rather it is just the bride and groom and an officiant. As elopements become more popular, many wedding venues now offer packages that cater to couples’ who wish to elope. These packages often revolve around granting access to a remote and highly photogenic location. An elopement is a popular choice for couples who would prefer a secluded and intimate wedding. However, the cost of eloping varies depending on where you choose to elope. Couples who want to save money may choose to elope at a location that is open to the public. Another couple may choose to travel to a destination or may be willing to pay for access to and the use of a privately owned property.
Alcove Mini Wedding by Watabe Wedding Singapore
Alcove at Caldwell House has launched a new one-stop mini wedding package catering to couples who wish to tie the knot under the uncertainties of COVID-19. Couples can choose to celebrate their union in a mini wedding of no more than 20 at Alcove, and at the same time opting for a virtual wedding & photography session on Zoom or Facebook live involving their guest list. Not only does the package include a ceremony and live streaming, but it will also include a Gozen style reception, where the food can be delivered to the doorstep of the couples’ guests.
Exclusive promotions are also ongoing for this package, enquire with the team behind Watabe Wedding Singapore now by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at +65 6336 5320. Alternatively, you can fill up the contact form below and one of their dedicated planners will get back to you.
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