Whether you have always imagined this day would be small or a new COVID-19 reality has shifted your perspective, you might be chasing the small weddings trend. More and more couples are opting for something a little more intimate these days. If you are among the couples seeking creative ways to make your small wedding big, these ideas should help you create the wedding day you envision.
The Size of Small Weddings
The size of the wedding should never determine the size of the experience. Small weddings are easily planned and can create a more intimate experience. Sometimes a larger wedding can feel more like a production, taking less meaning out of the moment. Fewer guests can make the moment seem special by creating a deeper connection with the guests in attendance. Reducing the guest count can also reduce expenses. However, planning small weddings is not always about saving on the budget. Many couples choose a smaller wedding to create a more luxurious experience. The Crystal Ballroom creates affordable weddings of every size with a price tag that is created with all-inclusive package pricing. This means you can have the luxury wedding, regardless of the size.
Mini and Micro Weddings
The newest trends among small weddings are mini and micro weddings. Mini weddings are usually about 50 guests, and include close family and friends. Things get smaller with micro weddings, which usually include 20 people or less. The minimony and micro wedding trends are on the rise during a time when couples are trying to social distance and create a smaller event. These types of ceremonies are usually part of a sequel wedding, where the couple hosts a small and intimate ceremony followed by an elaborate wedding with the entire guest count at a later date.
Social Distancing at Small Weddings
Social Distancing is possible for almost any sized wedding, depending on the size of the venue and how the venue stages the seating within the space. Tables can be spaced apart to provide proper distance between tables. Wedding seating charts can be prepared to arrange seating for one household per table, separating families from different households. Proper distancing can be observed on the dance floor and during the cocktail hour as well.
Virtual Component of Small Weddings
Trends are scaling down the size of weddings and adding the component of a virtual wedding. This allows couples to have a smaller wedding of 50 to 75 guests while providing an opportunity for guests that could not attend to view the wedding remotely. The entire ceremony can be captured live and viewed remotely on a website from another location while creating the feeling of presence.
Planning a Wedding Tour
Regardless of the size of the wedding you are planning, plan early. Couples begin touring wedding venues early to save their date. Delaying the tour can risk the venue not having your date available. Now is the time to plan a 2021 and 2022 wedding. The in-house design team at the Crystal Ballroom makes planning a wedding easy. Designers are available by appointment for private tours inside of the venue, and for video tours for convenient online planning.
There is no question that weddings of today and in the near future will be a little different. Weddings are slightly smaller, and guests, vendors and staff wear a mask and gloves. Social distancing will remain a concern for some time. As weddings are currently being planned and taking place, they are gradually becoming more traditional. Many couples are currently planning a wedding for the safe and the normal to take place next year and the year after.
Weddings at The Crystal Ballroom
The Crystal Ballroom designs a ballroom from fantasy while taking safety measures seriously to provide a safe wedding celebration of every size. The wedding venue is staged to accommodate the size of the wedding with consideration for social distancing. Couples planning a wedding at the Crystal Ballroom have access to professional designers to personalize the decor and theme. Walk the aisle in a dream wedding venue that is designed by your imagination. Schedule a safe in-person tour or tour online by video. Save your date and plan your magical moments of today, next year or beyond. Contact the Crystal Ballroom to schedule your VIP tour.