If you’re like most couples planning their big, you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the entire thing. You may have even searched and looked into Eloping but you know darn well your bestie and mother will be upset if they don’t see you walk down the aisle. Instead of eloping, which is intended for yourself, your future spouse, and I witness ... why not plan a Minimalist Wedding, also know as a Microwedding!
Are you asking yourself “What is a Minimalist Microwedding?”
With all the quickly changing fads in the wedding industry, I have noticed that more couples are choosing to wed in small intimate wedding ceremonies known as minimalist microwedding. This type of ceremony and wedding is typically going to include anywhere from 5 to 50 guests. It’s perfect because it’s intended for your immediate family and/or super-close friends only. Though tiny and low-key, a microwedding isn’t an elopement. Think of a Minimalist Wedding as a beautiful cross between an elopement and a big, traditional wedding—and it might just be the perfect compromise to suit your style. Here are a few reasons to love the increasingly popular minamalist wedding.
You’ll Save a Lot of Money
A small guest list is the easiest way to work within a smaller budget. The fewer people you invite, the less physical space, party rentals, food and drinks, invitations and favors (the list is really endless) you’ll need overall.
You’ll Be Able to Splurge on Things You Really Love
While a microwedding can definitely save you money, many couples take the micro route in a different direction. They’ll take all the money they’ve saved on certain wedding details (a live band, copious amounts of flowers or a large venue, for example) and pay for expenses that truly matter to them. With a guest list of 15 of your nearest and dearest, a tropical destination weekend wedding, a designer wedding dress or a decadent brunch at a five-star restaurant becomes much more feasible
It’s an Introvert’s Dream Wedding!!
What’s the point of celebrating this personal milestone if you’re freaking out about being in the limelight the entire time with all eyes on you. Don’t lose sleep over picking your closest 250 pairs of eyes—it’s not worth it.
Whether or not you consider yourself an introvert, your dream wedding might be saying “I do” in front of 10 witnesses you adore. Then followed by delicious cake or cupcakes and yummy champagne at your condo.
No pressure, just love. And you should absolutely do it.
You Can Think Outside the Box
A smaller wedding, fewer expectations, and less people will allow you to be more flexible and creative. You’re free to change things up—for example, you don’t have to add in the traditional wedding details if you don’t really want to.
Also, a minimalist wedding will be easier to coordinate, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. You’ll be able to reserve a private room at that top-notch restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. You can fit everyone into your parents backyard, an AirBNB, or bring your immediate family and besties up a mountain for a scenic ceremony and picnic lunch.
Heather J. Keys
Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar Photographer specializing in YOUR story.