Getting Married During a Pandemic
The global pandemic has turned the world upside down and stopped people in their tracks…almost. It didn’t stop people from wanting to get married! When you’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, you don’t let anything get in the way of starting that journey. The same should go for your wedding. With regulations regarding gatherings changing so frequently, it makes planning a wedding during a pandemic even more difficult. And that’s where a micro-wedding comes into play.
Introducing a Micro-wedding
A micro wedding, minimony, tiny wedding, or whatever name you wish to call it, involves the bride and groom, and 25 (or less) of their closest family members and friends. Some couples choose to get married on the date of their choosing, and then have a big celebration on their one year anniversary or a few years later. Others choose just to elope. And still other couples choose to have elaborate small gatherings (spending their wedding budget on flowers, centerpieces or gifts for their attendees).
Planning a Micro-wedding
How do you begin to plan a micro-wedding? To start, choose the right venue. What appeals to you and your significant other? Have you considered a destination wedding? Next consider if you want to include a wedding party. After that decide on your guests, and don’t be afraid to reconsider allowing plus ones. You want the people that matter most to you as a couple to be a part of your big day, not necessarily your best friends flavor of the week. 🙄
Make sure you find the right officiant, whether it be a member of the clergy, a locally elected official, or your college roommate with the certificate he purchased online when he was bored one night. Next get creative with your wedding elements. Maybe you want simple decor, or maybe you want something extravagant, there is no right or wrong answer. Lastly, don’t be afraid to embrace the services of a professional wedding planner! It’s what they do best, in fact they’ve made a living out of it! They can sit with you and help decide what is best for both bride and groom on their magical day.
A Minimony at Shawnee
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has created a package for brides and grooms that wish to go the route of a micro-wedding. A minimony at Shawnee includes an intimate ceremony and dinner reception. The bride and groom get their choice of tablecloth and napkin color, a champagne toast, and plated dinner service with a 2 hour call brand service. The happy couple will receive a complimentary traditional room for their wedding night. And best of all, you get the undivided attention of our professional wedding planner! Your whole minimony at a budget friendly $109 per person with taxes and gratuity included!