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One of the biggest trends in weddings right now is, ironically, small. Microweddings are an increasingly popular option in Vermont across all demographics.

Is a microwedding the right option for you? Read on to find out!

What is a Microwedding?

First and foremost, what is it, and how is it different from an elopement? A microwedding is essentially a wedding ceremony and reception that consists of a small number of guests, but more than just the bride and groom. Elopements, traditionally, are only attended by an officiant (and perhaps a photographer) in addition to the couple. True microweddings are typically around 10 people, but are still considered micro up to 50 people.

How Much Does a Microwedding in Vermont Cost?

The typical cost of a microwedding ranges from as little as $1,500 up to $10,000 at the greatest. With a smaller guest list, it's far easier to contain costs when it comes to space rental, catering, and decorations, and fewer details means fewer decisions (and more savings!). It's also worth noting that many venues now offer special packages for micro weddings to help couples make the process even easier and more special.

Related: Vermont Microwedding and Elopement Packages Couples Can Book Right Now

What is the Benefit of a Microwedding?

There's a lot of benefits to a microwedding! One reason is that with a smaller guest list, you'll have more time to visit with each attendee. The wedding can be a really special bonding experience for you and the people with whom you've chosen to celebrate with.

Another reason is that microweddings allow you to prioritize your budget for what you value most. This means you can lavish guests with a gourmet dinner, or wear a glamorous dress, or hire a live musician to play during their ceremony and reception; or even all of it! A micro wedding allows more financial freedom for you to have your day look exactly how you dream it to look.

It's also much faster to plan a microwedding when it comes to your venue. If you're planning on a very simple ceremony and reception, it's possible that a venue can book your wedding day within a few weeks, rather than months out.

Is a Microwedding Right For You?

All in all, having a clear vision of what's important to you as a couple is key to planning a wedding of any size. Now that you know about microweddings, ask yourself these questions before deciding on if it's for you:

  1. Would you feel most comfortable being just the two of you, or would you prefer to be accompanied by family and/or friends? 
  2. How many people would you ideally like there? 
  3. Would you miss any aspects of a traditional wedding? 
  4. Can those aspects be incorporated into a microwedding?

No matter the size of a wedding, remember the day is about you and your partner. The most important thing is to do whatever reflects your needs and values as a couple, and have fun with it!