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!
1. Cleveland microwedding is budget-friendly
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!
2. Microweddings tend to be less stressful
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.
3. Microweddings allow you to add more unique details
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.
4. Microweddings give you more time
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.
5. Microweddings can let you give your guests a meaningful experience
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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