Invest in These Elements for your Intimate Ceremony
The COVID-19 pandemic left many couples scrambling to postpone, cancel, or alter their wedding plans to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Despite the stress of last minute changes, there are many benefits to opting for a more intimate ceremony. Micro-weddings are certainly becoming more prevalent as bride and grooms seek a more simplistic, stress-free wedding day, without the price tag of more traditional celebrations. With a more affordable price point and a more intimate ceremony, you can still have your wedding cake and eat it, too. In fact, you’ll have more time to dedicate to the special details that make the day so incredibly memorable. Be sure to incorporate these important wedding elements to make the most of your special celebration — no matter the size of the guest list.
It’s important to invest time and money into finding the right photographer for your ceremony — regardless of the magnitude of your wedding. Long after the day is done, your family will treasure your wedding photos through the years, just as you admired your parents’ and grandparents’ wedding album as a child. A micro-wedding allows you to be in photos with more family and friends, and also makes for a very intimate wedding video.
The most important aspect of your wedding day is the exchanging of vows — and with it, the rings. Don’t let your wedding bands become an afterthought, especially in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. Take the time to research the styles you and your partner prefer, and select the world’s most precious metal — platinum. Platinum is the industry standard for wedding jewelry because of its purity, rarity, beauty and strength that withstands daily wear over the years. Use our tips for finding the best engagement and wedding band pairings.
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By hosting a micro-wedding, you can allocate your budget to details — and gifts. With platinum, you can give your partner a gift they’ll cherish for years to come. like platinum earrings, a necklace, or cufflinks. As a thank you to your bridesmaids and groomsmen, consider giving them customized gifts like wine or whiskey glasses, or even personalized tote bags or wallets. Browse our platinum gallery for other jewelry gift inspiration.
Having a smaller guest list and venue means more room in the budget to decorate the space the way you want it — with plenty of floral arrangements, centerpieces and personal touches. Consider a unique alternative to a traditional guest book, like a frame, a custom sign, or even a puzzle composed of your guests’ signatures and well wishes.
It’s no secret that food is an integral part of the reception. From customized couple cocktails to dinner from a local restaurant, a micro-wedding allows for a much more imaginative menu. It can also significantly reduce the cost of catering, which can account for a considerable amount of your wedding budget per plate. Include your favorite foods as part of your cocktail hour and dinner — as traditional or non-traditional as they may be. It is your wedding, after all.
Wedding planning can be complicated, but every moment of planning will be worth it when you meet the love of your life at the end of the aisle. Ultimately (or: when all is said and done), regardless of the size of your guest list or venue, the most important part of your wedding day is celebrating the love you share with your closest friends and family. To learn more about platinum, visit our Why Platinum page.