Planning a wedding is a lot of work, with so many people to please, including yourself and your partner. Throw in a pandemic and social distancing measures, and it may seem like more work than it’s worth. Maybe you’ve dreamt of the ease of eloping, but in the end, you want your closest family and friends to be involved. There may be a better option for you. Enter the micro wedding.
What is a Micro Wedding?
Micro weddings can include traditional wedding elements, like a ceremony, a sit-down dinner, and reception, but typically have a guest list of 50 people or less. With the emergence of COVID-19 and the hesitance to gather in large groups, many couples look to these smaller gatherings for their big day. Pandemic or not, micro weddings are on the rise for the perks they offer to the soon-to-be-married and their guests. Here’s why.
Less Stress, More Romance
It’s no secret that weddings can be stressful. The “bridezilla” persona exists for a reason, and it’s justified. When you’re trying to plan the perfect event to entertain hundreds of guests, there are endless things that can go wrong. Micro weddings limit your guests and your stress. When you’re not worried about pleasing a large number of people, you can focus more on the bond you have with your partner and the commitment you’re making. And after your ceremony, you’ll be free to let loose and enjoy your company without having to make small talk with your partner’s cousin’s brother’s friend, and a hundred other people you barely know. With a micro wedding, you can make a lot of things easier on yourself.
The Freedom of Unique Locations
With a smaller group, you have access to some unique locations and venues that can’t accommodate large parties. Skip the vineyard, ranch, or estate for something a little different. Tie the knot outside of a historic home, in a river valley surrounded by mountains, at an art gallery, or your favorite bar. You’ll have more freedom to choose a backdrop for your wedding that’s uniquely you.
Your Budget Goes Further
In most cases, the larger the wedding, the less you can afford for yourself and your guests. You may spend thousands on mediocre food, cheap wine and beer, and staff to serve everyone, and end up with very little left for the things you truly want. Another reason micro weddings are on the rise: with a smaller guest list, your budget goes further, affording you the finer things that make your day feel special. You’ll be able to afford that elegant venue you’ve been dreaming of, the high-end catering you crave, and special touches that feel extra luxurious. Micro weddings allow you to focus on quality rather than quantity.
Meaningful and Intimate
Smaller weddings are more meaningful and intimate for everyone. This goes for you and your partner, but also for your guests. With fewer of them, you can better personalize the experience. You might leave personalized notes for each guest at their dinner placement, or provide small, thoughtful gifts for them to take home. And, as mentioned above, you’ll be able to provide everyone a higher quality event. Your guests will feel more valued knowing they made the small list of VIPs invited to join you on your special day.
New Upscale Micro Event Venue in Historic Bozeman, Montana
Looking for a place to hold your micro wedding? Look no further. A new, luxury micro event venue will open in spring 2021 for weddings and other intimate gatherings in Bozeman, Montana. The Vintage House, offered by VRBozeman Vacation rentals, is a luxury event space consisting of two restored historic Bozeman homes featuring an outdoor bar, a wine cellar, and space for a tent and dance floor, located within walking distance to bustling downtown. Contact us to learn more about why the Vintage House in Bozeman could be your dream wedding destination.