The “Small Weddings” Trend

small weddings

The “Small Weddings” Trend

The big wedding trend for summer 2020 is small weddings! Eloping is growing in popularity as planning a wedding during a pandemic becomes increasingly more difficult but what if you still want an actual wedding?. Small weddings are still totally doable this summer. There are some tricks and tips to turning a small wedding into an amazing affair.

Keep it small

A wedding with 10-20 guests is the standard this summer. You still have all the things that make your wedding feel like a wedding-invitations, the white dress, the cake, and anything that is important to you and your partner. It’s just scaled down to include who is truly your nearest and dearest in a cozy affair.

Decide what’s most important

The first thing to do is decide what is important to you and your partner-then ditch the rest. For a small wedding you don’t need many things used for a large wedding. Forget about the photo booth, printed programs, expensive invitations, and a catering menu. You can pocket the savings or you can put that money toward another facet of the wedding.

Save, so you can splurge!

Since you aren’t spending money on many things you normally would in a wedding you can save that money or splurge elsewhere. Save the money from hiring a DJ and hire a local musician to serenade your event. Since you are saving on a large, catered meal, you can provide a more sumptuous meal for your guests. Forget the chicken and bring on the lobster! Provide a once in a lifetime 7 course meal complete with wine pairings for a night nobody will ever forget.

Small weddings are intimate

The beauty of a small wedding is the intimate feel. That should be reflected in the venue choice. You don’t need a large ballroom or any space that feels impersonal. Intimacy is the feel you are looking for in a wedding space. For a small wedding you need a few tables, a rug to dance on, and some privacy. That criteria opens many new ideas for locations at existing venues.

Hidden River Events is your small wedding venue this summer. Our location is full of intimate spaces for small weddings whatever view you are looking for. From the garden, to the pond, to the mountain views-we have an intimate location for your special day. To make it even easier to create a decadent small wedding this summer, we are offering up to $1000 off regular pricing depending on the size of the event and day of the wedding. That is money toward that amazing live musician you wanted to book, that amazing wedding meal, or whatever you want.

Vow Renewals
We Specialize in All-Inclusive

At first, we thought all-inclusive meant just having all the infrastructure ready to go for the couple, so what looks like such a simply beautiful, largely outdoor wedding could be as clean and simple as the lines of the tent.  There should be no hassles about getting in all the infrastructure and having it ready for your wedding. We did not want to witness a rental truck showing up at the last minute and a mom or bridesmaid, or the couple themselves, setting up chairs and tables–even mowing the yard–on the morning of the wedding.  These were all things Jeanne witnessed repeatedly over the years. No wonder people were exhausted before their wedding even began…