Updated: Feb 18
Due to the pandemic, many wedding plans have changed. As couples are rescheduling, many choose a smaller, more intimate event to follow health and safety guidelines and prevent postponing the celebration again.
As introduced and described by The Knot, a “minimony is a mini ceremony held with your loved ones, or simply a moment of commitment shared between yourselves. What makes this event different is its size and its meaning. A minimony is considered a commitment ceremony between you and your partner, and it can include up to 10 people—as long as you adhere to social distancing measures. Having a minimony allows you to solidify your union or to honor your first proposed date. Further down the line, throwing a sequel wedding will bring your wedding vision to life.” Think of it as taking care of marriage legalities and celebrating with a small group while planning the larger celebration for a safer time.
There are ways to make this just as special and beautiful as you would have for your original planned wedding atmosphere. Think outside the box with your pastry chef or local bakery to create mini desserts or even a mini cake. Photographers can capture your moment from afar. Keep those beautiful flower arrangements in the plans, but rethink how to make the intimate setting lavish and comfortable for your small party.
A microwedding is larger than a minimony, and the guest list doesn’t usually succeed 50 people. These ceremonies tend to follow the traditional format, just downsized from original plans. Couples ultimately have more room to play with a budget and have ended up creating some of the most beautiful dream weddings we’ve seen. There are many unique venue options with a smaller party, and should we revisit the menu to add a bit more flare because now we can afford it? Of course, it’s key to follow health and safety guidelines and create social distance between guests (check out our Five Things to Consider for a Flawless Socially-Distanced Wedding).
It’s all in the details, no matter your party size!
Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is right for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.