Elopement vs micro (or small-intimate) wedding vs traditional wedding
Have you been curious of the different types of weddings that are trending in 2023?
An elopement is a private and intimate ceremony between two people, usually held in a secluded location like a mountain, beach, or forest. It's an ideal option for couples who value privacy and want a low-key wedding without all the fuss and expense of a traditional wedding. They are perfect for couples who want to focus on their love for each other without the distractions of a big wedding. They also give the most freedom on what you do during the day(s). You have the option to do so many different activities; maybe go on a multi-day hike in the Dolomites, skiing or snowboarding, rock climbing, saying your vows on a mountain peak that you've taken a helicopter to...whatever you want. You get to spend the entire day doing what you want, get creative on how you spend your wedding day! (More on eloping in the mountains here, and more about helicopter elopements here)
Micro Wedding or Small-Intimate Wedding:
A micro wedding is a small, intimate ceremony with less than 40 guests. It's an ideal option for couples who want to have a traditional wedding but on a smaller scale, or who want the flexibility of less people. Micro weddings are perfect for couples who want to have a more personal and meaningful ceremony with their closest family and friends. You can choose a more unique venue and can create a very personalized wedding experience that reflects your personality and style. You won't be stuck chatting with people who you didn't really want to spend your day with, which often happens at big weddings, so you're only spending time with your most loved ones. Depending on the amount of people, you can still choose to spend a portion of your day doing something exciting; driving vespas around Tuscany, a quick snow shoe hike for photos, a sunset horseback ride on the beach...lots of options.
A traditional wedding is a large-scale ceremony with all the bells and whistles, including a guest list of 40+ people, a fancy venue, and lots of decorations. It's an ideal option for couples who want a grand and memorable wedding experience and love being the center of attention, or throwing amazing parties. They are perfect for couples who want to celebrate their love with all their family and friends and who are not shy to speak in front of a large audience. It is also an excuse to get people from out of town to come for a visit, as you will be putting on an event worth remembering! With a traditional wedding, you have the opportunity to make a statement and create a grand event that will be talked about for years to come, perhaps at that gorgeous château you've been eyeing in Paris?
Choosing the right type of wedding depends on your personality, preferences, and budget. Elopements are perfect for couples who value privacy and want a low-key wedding. Micro weddings are ideal for couples who want a more intimate wedding experience with their closest family and friends. Traditional weddings are ideal for couples who want a grand and memorable wedding experience. No matter what type of wedding you choose, make sure it reflects your personality and style and creates a memorable experience for you and your partner.
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