Elopement, Minimony & Micro-Weddings: What’s all the rave about?

I don’t have to sit here and explain how Covid-19 has affected us all, because you already know the answer to that. Cancelled weddings, events, concerts, closed businesses, restaurants, stores, hair salons, and so many other service-based businesses. Along with social life. It’s been quite the rollercoaster, but we have to work with what we have. Masks, social distancing, six feet, extra washing of the hands, the whole nine yards. But love is not cancelled, and lovers worldwide have found a way to make it work. Let’s get into it!

There are a few terms that have gained more popularity especially recently. Elopements have always been done, however now are becoming more common. It’s traditionally whisking away with your lover and getting married on top of the mountains, or in an exotic, beautiful place. And it still is! By eloping, it creates a more personalized, intimate experience for the bride and the groom. Not to mention the spectacular photo gallery that they will receive from their photographer. Some venues also offer packages especially for couples who want to elope and they will create this amazing experience for both, it’s pretty amazing and incredible experience.

If you want to know more, check out this article by Courtney Lynn on how to plan an Elopement! https://courtney-lynn.com/ultimate-elopement-planning-guide/

A ‘Minimony’ is a small ceremony, and when times are more certain/better, or whatever the case may be, the couple will plan a subsequent ceremony, and get married the way they have always dreamed, with as many family and friends as they please. A micro-wedding on the other hand, is a small wedding, up to 50 guests, no subsequent ceremony later, this is it right here! More intimate, Detail-oriented, experience driven ceremony and small party, socially-distanced of course. A simple, yet beautiful evening to enjoy with the very closest, dearest people. A declaration of love and only the most important witnesses.

If you are still unsure on which way to go, here is the link to a quiz that will help you decide which type of wedding best works for you! https://pin.it/2Dkewzu

All of these types of weddings are practical options for the everyday couple. Technology is so advanced that you can now go online and book yourself a virtual DJ or officiant! Is that not the craziest most amazingly convenient thing ever!?

You don’t have to decide right now which route you’re going with, but I know this will help you better understand and hopefully plan the wedding of your dreams.

I want to witness your love story in every beautiful way! I appreciate so much that you took the time today to read this blog piece. It means the world.

And if you haven’t heard I will be hosting a free photoshoot giveaway, I will be announcing that really soon. I am so excited for whoever gets to win! I cannot wait to create awesome pictures for you. It is a $500 + value! With an extra freebie cuz I appreciate you so much. So stay tuned!!

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– Sincerely, Carolina

Published by Carolina Irais Photography

Orlando, Florida Based Wedding and Family Photographer.

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