As founder of Custom Weddings of Colorado, we’re all about small weddings! There are so many benefits to these and we’re outlining some of them for you below.
It’s no secret that the more guests you have, the harder it is to connect with all of them on your big day. Smaller weddings allow for not only you as a couple to interact with the guests, as outlined below, but also for your guests to mingle together.
Time with your guests
Unlike traditional weddings with 150 plus people where couples headed to each table for a few minutes, while micro weddings allow for quality time with all your guests. You’ll have plenty of time to take pictures, have conversations, and ultimately make memories with each of your guests
Takes the pressure off a bit
Introverts, rejoice! Smaller weddings are less pressure because your vows aren’t held in a giant location packed with people; some of whom are friends of family you haven’t spoken to since the last family wedding. Instead, it is your closest friends and family that get to witness your day. It’s the most important people in your lives that you are comfortable with and that fact alone often puts couples at ease
All the benefits of eloping
The benefits of eloping are saving money, breathtaking locations that aren’t available to large crowds, and the intimacy of the moment. Micro weddings have ALL that while including your closest friends and family so you don’t have to comprise
More space in the budget
When you’re paying per person, each little item can really add up when you have 100 plus guests. According to Wedding Wire’s 2020 wedding report, nearly 60% of couples end up increasing their initial budget. That’s likely because while some costs are fixed, others are calculated based on the number of guests. If you want to have wedding favors, a dessert bar, a taco truck, custom napkins, bubbles to blow for your exit, ect...it all adds up and is based on the guest coun
Smaller weddings mean more opportunities. So many of our couples get married in beautiful locations that don’t allow for large crowds. Not only that, but reception locations truly open up with small weddings. Rather than a banquet hall with two to three entree options, small weddings can be held in restaurants with the full menu available or you could hire a private chef. When it comes to staying over for the big day, small weddings can rent one or two Air BnBs rather than a hotel block, which makes for a wonderful bonding weekend between the guests.
When it comes to weddings, we truly believe smaller is better. Both you, your guests, and your wallet can benefit. If you’re looking for help planning your micro wedding in Colorado, reach out! We’d love to answer your questions and be part of your special day.
Jessie Erickson has been writing professionally for almost 10 years and currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two small daughters. Once a bride herself, Jessie is passionate about leveraging her own experience to bring relevant and creative ideas to busy brides in the midst of planning their own weddings! Whether you choose to elope or throw a party for your family and close friends, she's got you covered with all the facts you need to create the most perfect day for your small wedding