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Elopements & Micro Weddings: Why Couples Are Opting For This Route, Even In 2021

Traditionally speaking, weddings hold a special place in many people’s lives. Whether it’s the family in attendance or the close friends who cry with the bride and groom as they kiss for the first time as husband and wife. Getting married is a family affair. Of course, some may prefer to elope or have a destination wedding, but even those need witnesses to the matrimony.

Elopements vs. Micro Weddings

Elopements are considered to be more secretive and spur-of-the-moment, whereas micro weddings are full-on nuptials with up to 50 guests

So far in 2021, elopements and micro weddings across world are still very much favorable over big events where hosting large gatherings is still risky. Because of this trend, hotels now offer _special micro wedding packages _to attract couples who don’t want to take the risk or spend money on a larger wedding party. How about a zoom wedding party? Yes, those are trending this year, more than ever. We’ll talk more about the zoom marriage trend further down below.

Luxury Hotels Offer Budget Wedding Rates

The luxury hotel microwedding packages have caught our attention more than the others. Why? Well, depending on the hotel, you can accommodate yourselves (the couple) and up to 10, 20, or 30 people. The price tag includes decor, photographer, venue, catering, among other things. What we’ve noticed thus far is that these micro wedding packages costs about $10,000 or less.

Meanwhile, a traditional, larger wedding party at a venue is about $20,000 and up. Having a private ceremony with only your significant other does not have to be at the courthouse anymore (unless that is what you and your partner prefer via an elopement!). You don’t have to fly to Las Vegas for quick wedding nuptials. You can most likely afford it in the larger cities close to home, and it can be an intimate micro wedding with a handful of close family and friends in attendance.

Zoom Weddings Are Here to Stay in 2021

What if you’re stuck in a snowy state or live hundreds of miles away from home? Attending a zoom wedding is the next best thing for couples at higher risk of health complications or family members who cannot travel during a pandemic.

Although, there are other reasons as to why zoom weddings have become more popular. Some couples prefer not to deal with the planning of a wedding party. For those who want to avoid the predicaments of wedding planning during a pandemic and budgeting for it, online officiants are ready to book a zoom meeting for your private nuptials. Zoom weddings have also paved the way for couples to get married at a much faster pace than ever before. If you don’t need to leave the house to get married, it becomes quicker and more comfortable than a Las Vegas Chapel Drive-Thru.

Don’t wait too long to book a micro wedding package in California, though; industry insiders predict that 2021 will be a busy year with micro weddings since so many postponed their parties last year.

Online Bridal Gowns for a Zoom Wedding

Whether you are staying home for your wedding party this year or booking a local hotel venue for a micro wedding, remember that the photos and memories last a lifetime. Shop with us at Lasting Love Bridal for your 2021 bridal gown; it will only take a few clicks to find your dream wedding dress!