Getting married is a major milestone in a couple’s relationship. It’s, therefore, no surprise that many couples celebrate in a big way. The traditional wedding includes a ceremony, dinner, and dancing with your closest friends… about 167 of your closest friends, according to the Brides American Wedding Study!
While large weddings with lots of people might be the norm, they’re not what every couple dreams of for their big day. In fact, many young people are actually taking their weddings in the opposite direction — a shift that has led to the rise in tiny nuptials, also known as “micro weddings.”
What is a Micro/Petite Wedding?
Simply put, a micro wedding is a marriage celebration on a very small scale. The specifics vary depending on who you ask, but most micro weddings have only 15-30 folks in attendance — bride and groom included. These small ceremonies are slightly more public than an elopement (which is usually the couple and no one else) but are much more intimate than the typical wedding.
The Benefits of Going Small
There are many reasons why a couple might want to have a micro wedding. For some, a tiny wedding can help them save some money; after all, feeding 100+ people can add up fast! Cost is a major issue when planning a wedding of any size, and as prices in the wedding industry rise (the average ceremony costs over $30,000!), going small can be a life-saver for lovebirds on a budget.
However, some couples aren’t so concerned about the bill. For them, a micro wedding is an opportunity to have a more private, intimate experience — and to splurge with their inner circle. If your wedding is a smaller affair, you can afford a more lavish venue, more decadent dessert, or a more gorgeous gown… who could say no to that? With a micro wedding, you can create a truly unique experience that your lucky guests will remember forever.
How to Plan a Micro Wedding
So, let’s say that you and your sweetheart have decided to go small: now what do you do? Despite the small size of your guest list, planning a micro wedding is a lot like planning a traditional ceremony. You’ll still need dinner, decor, music, cake, and more — you just won’t need as much of it!
Some wedding professionals suggest that couples enlist help from a wedding coordinator, even if they’re planning a tiny event. Planners or coordinators know what couples need for a memorable special day, and they often have connections with vendors that will score you services at a lower rate.
But if planning every detail isn’t your style, you can also use one of the many micro wedding services that are springing up all over the country. These companies handle the nitty-gritty of wedding planning, so you can just show up and enjoy your special day. For a relatively low cost (around $2,000), you can book a venue, decor, and sometimes even get a cake thrown in!
Whether you have a casual ceremony in your backyard or a luxury soiree at your favourite restaurant, a micro wedding is a great way to celebrate the love of your life with the people who mean the most to you both.
Equipped with a bridal room, Alcove at Caldwell House will be able to fulfil all your needs and wants for an intimate wedding!
Alcove at Caldwell House Intimate Wedding Package
From now till 30th September 2019, enjoy a complimentary upgrade to Premium Buffet menu for the first 30pax with the Alcove Petite Wedding Package!
With a minimum of 80pax, you’ll have the opportunity to choose either a 20L barrel of beer or one-night hotel stay to enhance your wedding experience.
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