In a time of a global pandemic, many plans have been thrown out the window.
If you are engaged, your wedding plans are probably included. You want to be safe, but you don’t want to wait any more to marry your fiancé/e. Or maybe, you have always known that you wanted a smaller wedding, but are unsure how to go about doing it. A minimony or a microwedding could help you do just that. But if you aren’t sure what those are or how they will meet your needs, here are some key differences between the two.
First of all, what is a minimony? It is a smaller wedding ceremony with the expectation of a larger wedding somewhere down the line. If you want the large wedding you have always dreamed of but don’t want to wait to get married, you would have the minimony, then have a larger wedding later on. It is a legal ceremony, and usually it is either just the bride and groom, or a maximum of 10 guests. A minimony holds the promise of a larger celebration but allows you to get married sooner.
If you have had big plans for your big day, but find yourself unable to follow through on those plans due to COVID-19, then a minimony is perfect for you. You can get married to your sweetheart, and then have a sequel wedding later on with everyone that you want there, as big as you would like.
There are benefits to having a minimony. First, you could stream the ceremony virtually thanks to technology, so others could feel included. You also could celebrate two wedding anniversaries (your minimony day and your big day) instead of just one. And lastly, you don’t have to sacrifice the wedding you’ve always wanted. A minimony is an intimate, lovely, and safe way to get married!
Unlike a minimony, a microwedding happens only once. While both are legal ceremonies, a microwedding is your actual wedding, just on a smaller scale. With a minimony, you have the expectation of a larger wedding ceremony to come, but with a microwedding, there is only one ceremony. A microwedding has all of the elements of a traditional wedding: the ceremony, reception, cake, dancing among other things. What is not traditional about the microwedding is the size; usually a guest list of no more than 50 people.
If you are someone who likes a more intimate setting and only one ceremony, then a microwedding is for you! It allows you to have the wedding you have been waiting for without waiting any longer. You can have close friends and family there, and celebrate all together, now.
There are benefits with a microwedding that differ from a minimony. For starters, having only one ceremony means only one day to remember, which makes that day all the more special. You also don’t have to compromise on the classic elements of a wedding. And, having a smaller wedding means that the people there are the most meaningful to you, which adds to the special feeling of your already special day.
While both the minimony and the microwedding differ from each other, they both accomplish the same goal: helping you get married.
They both offer different things, but they each help you to have the wedding you want in a time where everything is uncertain. Whether a small ceremony was your plan or not, your wedding will be wonderful because at the end of the day, you are getting married!