A micro wedding, mini wedding or minimony. Call it what you will the idea is pretty cool. It was a nice alternative for Melanie and Aj, the other option being to postpone their wedding day. Going mini meant they could still have the wedding ceremony of their dreams with their closest friends and family in attendance. They could plan it, live it, photograph it with Conforti Photo and of course Vibrant Productions to film it! And they could still host a big party later.
benefits of going mini
There are several benefits to a scaled back micro wedding. Who wants to narrow their guest list down to 30 or 40? Not many couples but it does mean a more intimate group. There’s a different atmosphere in a room of 40 than a room of 300. Fewer guests may mean more flexibility and there’s less pressure to impress extended family and social circles. Going micro shouldn’t necessarily mean going cheap. I like the way Melanie and AJ didn’t skimp on having the things they wanted. They had all the details of their choosing and it showed. Of course, mini weddings can also be a great money saver as many vendors and venues offer special rates for those asking. For example we offered them a modified ceremony only plan with half the usual coverage time and a shortened highlight film.
The day was all about Melanie and AJ and they enjoyed every minute together. There was lots of quality time spent and wonderful memories made. They incorporated a close friend to preside over the ceremony and included their two dogs in the procession. The weather cooperated and we were able to get some amazing footage with them outdoors. Their locations were The Hilton Garden Inn for prep and ceremony at The Sanctuary on Penn in Indianapolis, Indiana.
I would like to make you aware that we have adjusted our prices for the 2012 season to cover added equipment and production costs. The changes went into effect Jan 4, 2012. These rate increases will not affect those of you who have already booked with us.
We are very excited to see where this year takes us. We have booked with many great clients already and look forward to establishing relationships with those of you we haven’t met yet!
There seems to be an unlimited amount of options and price ranges to go with when it comes to wedding planning. Don’t get frustrated or feel like you can’t have your dream wedding because of budget restrictions and the still recovering economy.. take a huge loan..just kidding!
Its possible to have a beautiful wedding on just about any budget the best part is you don’t have to do without things you want- especially don’t do without videography and photos as this will be your only visual proof and the best way to preserve your memories of the day. Here’s a clip written about a wedding Vibe Productions filmed last summer, a good example of a beautiful wedding on a budget. Read full article here
“Elizabeth and Mike both attend college in Chicago, but thoughts of a big city wedding faded fast with the economic reality. Elizabeth said that probably 75 percent of their 200 guests were directly affected in one way or another by the recession. An Elkhart wedding cut down on their travel costs and enabled her to get better deals for the wedding party. Bargain shopping landed the bridesmaids outfits, including jewelry and shoes, for about $90. The groomsmen bought suits for under $100 instead of renting expensive tuxedos. The caterer, rentals and cake all came from local businesses and the invitations were from Target. After finding just the right wedding dress in a Chicago boutique for $700, Elizabeth searched on eBay and bought the same dress, brand new with tags, for just $250.
None of the budget-friendly items detracted from the scene in the courtyard of the Ruthmere Mansion.” by (John Makely / msnbc.com)