The Cleveland microwedding trend is all the rage right now. More and more engaged couples are choosing to get married this way, and I am SO here for it! I love the intimacy, uniqueness, and stress-free vibe that microweddings bring. So much that I was inspired to plan a shoot around this idea! So let’s jump right into it, here are 5 reasons a microwedding might be a good option for you!
We all know that math is not your friend when you’re planning a wedding – holy cow, everything adds up so fast! I’ve been in your shoes, and I understand what it’s like to not want to spend a gazillion dollars on your wedding. But also, not want to sacrifice or compromise on one of the biggest days of your lives. Having a microwedding gives you a much roomier budget. We’re talking maybe a fourth of the guests, a smaller space, less favors, less invites – and as a photographer, I offer specific microwedding packages at a lower cost than an 8 hour day. So now, maybe you have more room for those dreamy florals you don’t want to compromise on. Or, you have a bigger honeymoon budget for that sweet trip!
Speaking of budget friendly, microweddings tend to be less stressful for a number of reasons. For starters, money and budgeting can be one of the biggest stress factors of planning a wedding. So if you’ve got more room in your budget, that’s an automatic stress relief right there. While a microwedding is of course still ‘real wedding’, you’ll probably be dealing with less details since it’s on a smaller scale. Also, while I don’t believe in inviting people to your wedding who stress you out, having a microwedding ensures that your guest list is limited to ONLY the people you absolutely want there.
If you’re having a microwedding, you can add unique touches, such as lounge seating for the ceremony – something you probably wouldn’t think to do if you had a 200 guest wedding. You can get really creative and intentional with the details you add to a microwedding, because again, it’s on a much smaller scale. So sentimental details, really meaningful guest favors, are just examples of things you can get super intentional with.
Since a microwedding usually lasts about 2-4 hours, you now have a lot more time in your wedding weekend for other things. If you have family in town, maybe you wanted to have a special day after brunch, or a farewell brunch with your bridesmaids (clearly I love brunch since I’ve mentioned it twice). Maybe you’ll benefit from the extra time to jet off to your honeymoon and not feel exhausted. There are a lot more options for how your wedding weekend will look by just having more time on your wedding day.
Microweddings are not only great for you as the couple, but can also help you make sure your guests have a really meaningful experience. You can be so intentional with not only who attends, but the details of their experience ! Microweddings let you make the experience of celebrating your wedding with you truly unique and unforgettable.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love traditional, large weddings. But I hope this blog post gave you some ideas of what’s possible with microweddings! You can still have a beautiful, special day if you choose to have a smaller scale wedding. And I hope this encouraged you of that, especially if you’re having to plan a smaller wedding! You can check out more Cleveland microwedding inspo at one of my favorite spaces right here in Cleveland!
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