Updated: Dec 2, 2020
When I first searched for “Mini Wedding” on the internet in the Spring, I found mini wedding cake, miniskirt, and Minnie Pearl, but there wasn't much information about mini weddings. Why was I searching for mini weddings, you ask?
How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Wedding Industry
COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes to the wedding industry, including how we gather, how many can gather, and who can gather. It was at that point that Michelle and I decided to adjust our business model.
Before the Coronavirus, most of our couples booked large weddings. When the pandemic hit, 75% of our couples rebooked; a few had to rebook four times. So, we made the change to start focusing on planning small weddings, like mini weddings.
Is a Small Wedding Right for You?
It has been difficult for couples to decide if a small wedding is right for them. When making this decision, dreams are often shattered. They have to ask themselves questions like: Whom do we un-invite? Can we stream the wedding so our grandparents can see it since they can't attend? How do we find a venue that’s not too big?
To help advise our couples, we began to dig in and do some research. We found questions like:
What is the difference between a small wedding and a mini wedding?
What on earth is a micro wedding?
Is an elopement a wedding?
Choosing the Right Small Weddings Ceremony
With these questions came many conflicting answers. So, Michelle developed a way to classify small weddings in order to make it easier for couples to understand and choose what’s best for them.