Micro Weddings and Elopements have always been popular ways to celebrate your wedding. In 2021 they just happen to be on-trend. With engaged couples and event professionals around the world being affected by COVID, our most significant take away from it all is to adapt and be willing to do what is necessary in a rapidly changing, very fluid, emotionally charged environment…much like our jobs as Directors on your wedding day.
Let’s break down the differences between Elopements and Micro-Weddings.
An elopement is typically an intimate wedding ceremony that includes the couple, an officiant, and no more than 10 guests. Traditionally, elopements were spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment decisions where couples romantically chose to run away together and get hitched. Nowadays, eloping is becoming an increasingly popular planned choice selected by couples who want romance and simplicity to be the focal point of their special day.
An elopement can be a truly beautiful, personal, and meaningful way to get married. Elopements are quick and don’t include all aspects of a full-scale wedding, saving you tons of money! The option to elope only requires a ceremony site, officiant, and a photographer. When you show up for your elopement, you are “Aisle Ready,” everyone is in place, and the ceremony begins. Once your ceremony is finished, you use your remaining time for photos down by the water and under the willow tree, then ride off into the sunset as the new Mr. & Mrs. Once it’s official, think of a fun way to let your friends and family in on your big news!
Simply put, a micro wedding is just a fancy term for an intimate wedding with a smaller than average guest count having no more than 50 people or less in attendance. A micro wedding is a typical celebration with the usual luxe look just on a smaller scale than the “average” celebration. If you were already planning to have a smaller guest count than a micro wedding might be perfect for you. The Osprey’s has created a Micro Wedding Package to accommodate your smaller guest count that still includes all the fun of a BIG party!
The events industry is collectively looking at alternative ways to celebrate while keeping everyone safe and abiding by guest count restrictions imposed on our celebrations and businesses. This could be a potentially inconvenient truth if you weren’t already intending to host a smaller celebration. You’re likely going to have to make some cuts to your guest list. However, there are many options available to you and lots of benefits of having a smaller, more intimate wedding. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do, click here for more information on our carefully curated packages designed with today’s circumstances in mind.