MICRO WEDDING FAQs
1. What is a Micro Wedding?
Every couple deserves to have the wedding of their dreams. In our ten plus years of producing weddings and special events, we’ve realized that the extreme costs of a traditional wedding make that dream a nightmare for some. There are also some couples who just don’t want the fuss of planning a huge wedding and would prefer something small, more private and intimate.
Micro Weddings are a new alternative to a courthouse ceremony or getting married by the king in the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas. Instead of completely eloping (unless you want to and we can help you celebrate that too), a Micro Wedding gives you a chance to say “I Do” in front of a few special friends and family for a fraction of the cost. So, if you’re getting married to your partner for the first time or you’re wanting to renew your vows with your spouse of 5, 10 or 50 years, this is your chance for a unique wedding experience.
2. How long is the ceremony and celebration?
Our Simple Beginnings micro weddings last one hour from beginning to end. The couple in waiting will arrive at least thirty minutes prior to their assigned Ceremony time. Each Ceremony is approximately 10-15 minutes long and is performed by a licensed officiant. Immediately following the Ceremony, the photographer will begin taking additional photos of the newlywed couple including the signing of your marriage license. You will need a couple of your guests to sign as witnesses on your license. If you have an elopement ceremony with no guests present, your photographer or wedding coordinator can serve as your witness.
3. What if we are late?
We strongly encourage you and your guests to be on time. Unfortunately, the time lost is deducted from the time allotted for your event. If you feel your guests may be late and you would like them present for the Ceremony, we can arrange the Photo Session to take place first and have the Ceremony after, to ensure your guests are present for your vows. Please, let us know if you prefer this option.
4. Are other couples present at our wedding?
The wedding ceremony for each couple is scheduled at a specific time and it is a private time between the wedding couple, their guests, and the officiant. If there are multiple weddings on your day, there is at least 30 minutes between each ceremony.
5. Is it possible to include a Bridal Party?
Yes, you can have a bridal party! Your bridal party will be considered a part of the total guest count for your event. You can include up to 20 total people in your wedding group. There is also an additional fee for any floral that is needed for your bridal party. We can plan for all of this in your consult session.
6. Do we have the option of doing our own floral?
Floral is included in the package. We take care of all the floral and décor. You don’t have to worry about anything but showing up on time. If you insist on bringing your own bouquet, there will not be a discount on your wedding package, but we can implement the bouquet we provide for you somewhere else in the décor of your event.
7. Do we select our own options, such as Invites, Flowers and Music?
During your wedding consultation, we will discuss the options you get to personalize for your wedding. This will include a limited selection of bouquets, digital invites and ceremony music. To host the wedding at the economical rate we are offering, there are some options that will be selected by DMV Affairs. Just know that our expert stylists and coordinators are professionals with years of experience, and will create a beautiful and memorable wedding for our wedding couple.
8. Do you provide our Marriage License?
You must bring your License with you, ready to be signed by your officiant and witnesses. If you need assistance, we can advise you on how to obtain one.
9. How do we book our Micro Wedding?
Booking begins with completing the Contact Form for this event. We will then contact you to schedule a one hour consultation to discuss all the details and upgrades for your wedding. Your event time is secured once we have received a completed contract and our required 50% nonrefundable retainer. The balance for your wedding is due 45 days prior to your event date. In the event you need to cancel, we will hold your retainer and credit you for a future Micro Wedding. We invoice via PayPal, safe and easy to use. No account is needed to submit payment.
10. What else do we need to know?
A one hour consultation is included, either via telephone and/or in person. We can meet and go over all the details during your consultation appointment. Details of the event will be shared, including the design and location information.
We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you. Happy New Beginnings!