It’s wedding season, and it typically comes with high costs. However, more couples are now opting for less traditional ceremonies.
“A micro wedding is usually guest count I like to say anything below 60 people,” explains Iver Marjerson, founder of Colorado Micro Weddings.
Unlike elopement, going micro still has some of the same traditional aspects.
“I find them a photographer, find the flowers, the cake the bartender,” Marjerson says. “All of it I already vetted, talked to them and made sure they have packages for micro weddings, and I help you put all those pieces together. And once they have all those pieces, the couple usually takes it from there.”
Those opting for the less stressful route are couples in their late twenties and thirties, looking to save big on their big day.
“They are more budget minded, more experienced based, and want to save some money and maybe backpack in Asia for an extra week on their honeymoon,” Marjerson says. “And certainly more likely to break a tradition.”
Micro weddings can cost as low as $1,000. Marjerson says even with a group of 50 people, he can put together a wedding for $5,000 to $6,000. Compared to the cost of a traditional wedding, it can usually amount to savings of $27,000.
At the end of the day, as long as the couple is happy, that’s all that matters.
“Of course, I love being at big weddings, but for certain kinds of people who are inclined to stress, micro weddings certainly have advantages,” Marjerson says.