Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event that you want to be absolutely perfect. But with the choice between a micro wedding and a large, traditional wedding, how do you decide which one is right for you? Both options have their own individual advantages and challenges, making it a tough decision.
Fortunately, choosing your planner doesn’t have to be as difficult of a decision! At Big Day Celebrations, we understand that every couple is unique and has their own vision for their wedding day. That’s why we offer a range of services to help you create the perfect day, whether you choose a micro wedding or a large, traditional wedding! Our team of experienced planners will work with you to bring your vision to life.
We handle all of the details, so that you can focus on enjoying your special day. And with our sister company, An Epic Elopement, we’re able to offer even more options for couples who want a more intimate wedding experience. Whether you’re planning a large, traditional wedding or an intimate elopement, we’re here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that you get the wedding of your dreams, no matter which option you choose.
In this post, we’ll go through some tips to help you pick the type of wedding that’s right for you!
It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive, which is why budget is a big factor in deciding between a micro wedding and a traditional wedding.
If you’re looking to minimize wedding expenses, a micro wedding might be the way to go for you. With fewer guests and therefore, smaller setups, micro weddings are often more budget-friendly than traditional weddings. But don’t let size fool you! Micro weddings can still be just as magical and romantic as traditional weddings.
On the other hand, if you have more money to spend and want to go all out, a traditional wedding might be more your style. From a grand venue to elaborate decor, traditional weddings can be a true fairy tale come to life. But no matter what your budget is, it’s important to factor in all of the expenses associated with each type of wedding.
When planning a wedding, expenses can add up quickly, regardless of whether you’re planning a micro wedding or a traditional wedding. For a micro wedding, you’ll want to keep in mind the cost of the venue (or park permits!), photography, floral, hair & makeup, and possibly a cake.
For a traditional wedding, you’ll have a few more expenses to consider, such as entertainment, rentals, and catering, to name a few. No matter which type of wedding you choose, our expert planners at Big Day Celebrations and An Epic Elopement can advise you on establishing a budget that makes sense for you… and sticking to it!
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding is deciding who to invite.
If you have a large family and a lot of friends, a traditional wedding might be the perfect fit for you. With a larger venue and more elaborate setup, you’ll be able to accommodate all of your loved ones and create a grand celebration that everyone will remember for years to come.
However, if you prefer a more intimate gathering with just your closest family and friends, a micro wedding may be a better fit for you. With a micro wedding, you’ll be able to spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you and create a warm and cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for sharing your special day.
When making your guest list, think about the people who you absolutely have to have with you when you tie the knot. Who do you want to share your special day with? If you have a lot of people on your list, you might need to consider a larger venue and more elaborate setup, but if you end up with a smaller guest list, a micro wedding might be just what you’re looking for.
No matter which option you choose, remember that your wedding day is all about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. So, choose the option that feels right for you and your partner, and enjoy every moment of your special day!
When planning your wedding, your personal style is a key factor to consider. Are you looking for a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere, or are you dreaming of a large and formal event? A micro wedding might be perfect if you’re looking for that cozy and intimate vibe.
When deciding on your wedding style, it’s helpful to take a look at wedding photos online and see what catches your eye. Does the idea of getting married in the mountains or standing next to a magnificent waterfall sound like the adventure of a lifetime to you? To get started, take a look at some of the adventure elopements our sister company, An Epic Elopement, is known for!
On the other end of the spectrum, do you love the idea of a rustic barn wedding, or does the elegance of a ballroom reception call your name? Here at Big Day Celebrations, we’ve got you covered for whatever magical setting makes your fairytale come to life.
When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue, there are so many options to consider! If you’re thinking about a micro wedding, you might want to choose a smaller and more intimate setting, like lakeside or within the forest in Glacier National Park. This way, you can create a relaxed and cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones or even just the two of you.
If you’re dreaming of a full-blown party atmosphere, a traditional wedding might be more your style. Thus, you can choose a larger venue, like a modern hotel ballroom or wide open ranch estate.
When researching your venue options, make sure to consider the location, the size of the space, and the amenities available.
Do you want an outdoor space or an indoor space?
Do you need a large dance floor or a stage for your band?
Does the venue include rentals, like tables and chairs?
If you want to wed in a national park, like Glacier, how do you obtain your permit?
Whatever your needs, make sure to visit each venue in person, so you can get a feel for the space and see if it’s right for you. You can also be sure to check with your planner either at Big Day Celebrations or An Epic Elopement to get some inside knowledge on our experience with venues in the area and what may work best for you!
Remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, so choose the venue that feels right for you and your partner. By considering your budget, guest list, wedding style, and venue options, you can make the right choice for you and create a celebration that you’ll cherish forever.
Big Day Celebrations offers full-service wedding planning, coordination & design services, and micro-wedding packages, so no matter how you envision your wedding, we will make it happen and have a whole lot of fun along the way!
Also based in Kalispell, Montana, An Epic Elopement specializes in all-inclusive elopements, micro-weddings, and intimate weddings. Here, you get the full experience of having a traditional wedding, but with a little more adventure included!
Drop us a note below and let’s see which is right for you!