New Wedding Trends: Micro Weddings and Weekday Weddings
The pandemic changed the course of the whole world, and in a blink of an eye, every social event took a new shape. Since socializing became restricted, limiting guests at a wedding party was an inevitable step. However, celebrating the union of two people in love cannot go without a proper celebration, so that is why micro weddings became so popular! These kinds of events have proven to be not only a more heartwarming and meaningful experience, but also practical in many ways. So today, even though big events are possible again, more and more couples opt for this type of celebration.
What is a micro wedding?
A micro wedding is a bridal celebration that generally includes the closest family and friends. Usually, these kinds of events include up to 60 of your loved ones, and they can be planned in any way you desire. That is, regardless of whether you opt for a formal or casual wedding, you will select only the people closest to you. In addition, you can add as many unique, personal, or traditional elements as you want; sharing the joy in a small circle of people and in a smaller venue where you can spend more time with each of your guests.
Why should you opt for a micro wedding?
There are several reasons why micro weddings have become a hit among today’s wedding trends. We have selected several of them, so you can see the benefits that you will get if you decide to say your “I do’s” in an intimate ambiance.
You can save a huge chunk of your budget
Organizing the biggest day of your life usually means spending a fortune. It's no secret, the bigger the guest list, the bigger your budget needs to be. However, with a micro wedding, you will be spending much less on food, drinks, decorations, rentals and more! Normally you might need to limit yourself on the things most important to you when trying to arrange a budget to cater to 200-300 guests. But micro weddings are an excellent way to repurpose your funds for the things that are most important to you. This brings us to the next point.
You can focus on details that are essential to you
After you cover the must haves for most weddings (food, music and alcohol), you will be able to focus on all those details that maybe otherwise you wouldn’t be able to. You can go as lavish or as minimalist as you wish, tailoring it to the wedding theme you’ve always wanted. All the special touches are much easier to do for 50 people vs 250.
With a smaller headcount you can now create a much more personal experience as well....maybe a handwritten note at each of your guest's seat. This is also the time to pick a splurge or two. Are those exotic flowers on your wish list attainable now that you need fewer centerpieces? Perhaps a caviar appetizer or high-end champagne toast is now possible. Or maybe your favorite local band is now in your budget even though they are most expensive group in town.
You can expand your selection of venues
A huge perk to a smaller guest list is an expanded selection of venues. Consider non-traditional options now, like a beautiful park, a favorite restaurant, or even a museum or aquarium! Most of these places are already designed beautifully, so you can save even more money on décor and rental items.
Intimacy is key with a micro wedding, so keep that in mind deciding on a seating plan. Go for the long banquet style tables over rounds to encourage your guests to bond and build new relationships.
Remember: Small does not mean boring! A micro wedding will be a magical day spent with the ones you love the most.
Another new trend...Weekday Weddings!
Weekday weddings have also become one of the newest and greatest wedding trends. Firstly, you will have more date options since venues are rarely overbooked during the week.
Secondly, you will have the chance to book the vendors you want without stressing over their availability.
Thirdly, some venues offer special discounted weekday rates so you can even save more!
And lastly, weekday weddings are far more intimate and relaxed, meaning you can actually celebrate, as you are supposed to. When inviting only your closest friends and family, they will make it their priority to attend your celebration – regardless of whether it is a weekday or not!
We hope that we have answered your questions about these kinds of events, so now you can plan your special day. If you do not know where to start, check out our micro wedding and weekday wedding packages at the Event Venue at Shreveport Aquarium! Our team will make absolutely sure that every one of your wishes is seamlessly realized!