Micro Weddings – Intimate Elopements in Hawaii. 4 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea.

Micro Weddings – Intimate Elopements in Hawaii. 4 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea.

Guest Blog : Diana Moore of Hawaii Vista Weddings

Micro Weddings – Intimate Elopements in Hawaii. 4 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea.

Intimate Elopement
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There are many benefits to having a small outdoor wedding in Hawaii. Eloping with your most important people can be even more special than a large wedding. Micro weddings are the perfect choice for newlyweds who want to get married in a quiet and intimate setting.


A Micro Wedding is very cost-effective compared to a large wedding. If you have a small wedding budget and want to keep expenses down, consider a Micro Wedding. Or if you would like to put the money you were going to use in a larger wedding, you can make your smaller wedding extravagant.

  • It will be much easier and less expensive to cater for a small group of guests.
  • You can also avoid the expense of a large expensive wedding cake and get a small beautiful one for just you and your guests.
  • You won’t need to pay for as many extra expenses such as hotels, travel , wedding favors, gifts
  • Instead of an open bar ,you can bring in your own alcohol and drinks.

Modern Wedding Cake

2. Class

You don’t have to sacrifice class when having a Micro Wedding or intimate elopement. Since you are not spending lots of money on food, hotels, flights and much more, you can spend some of the money to make your small wedding extravagant. The intimacy of a Micro Wedding is easier for you to choose the style and theme of your special day. You can have a small traditional wedding without having to compromise on elegance.

  • You can splurge on beautiful flowers for your arbor and receptions
  • Hire a calligrapher
  • Hire an officiant who knows what they are doing. Having a friend or relative may be a nice idea but be sure they know what they are doing.
  • Hire a professional Photographer and videographer to capture the memories.
  • Hiring a musician is always a nice touch and keeps the atmosphere alive.
  • Your Wedding Favors can be unique to every guest. Since you don’t have many to make, you can really put a lot of attention to each one to make them more memorable.
  • Hire a wedding planner to make sure your day goes as planned. There are so many things that go on in a wedding so you want to make sure you have professional help for your special day.
  • Pamper yourself with Hair and Makeup
  • Get a Limo service for you and your guests.

3. A Intimate Elopement is Less Stressful

A Micro Wedding or intimate elopement can be a beautiful experience. Couples who are worried about hosting a wedding may find a large wedding to be too stressful. Couples who want to be close to their families and not worry about tending to so many people, will enjoy this type of wedding. For many couples, having a micro wedding is the perfect solution. Your guests will feel more relaxed and you can focus on the wedding.

  • The list can be very stressful when deciding who to invite or who not to invite. It can grow and grow until every uncle or aunt and their children are on the list. Suddenly you are in the dilemma of who to cut and who to keep. Feelings are spared when the explanation can be that only immediate families are attending.
  • It allows you to relax and spend quality time with family, and be able to plan the most intimate details.
  • You can focus more attention on your vows and the people who matter to you.
  • It gives you more time to talk with your guests which makes it more enjoyable and special for everyone.
  • A intimate elopement allows you to focus on your wedding location and focus on the couple’s values instead of the size of the event. The small size of the guest list gives you more freedom in choosing a venue. Many venues have a limit of people and cars so you will have more options to chose from.
  • The couple’s closest friends can be there for you and give you advice throughout the entire wedding.
  • A small, intimate event can also allow you to get to know each others families better. Especially if parents who have never met each other are flying in to meet for the first time.
  • To visit each table and spend some time talking with friends and family who have traveled so far to attend your wedding. You’ll also be able to get the initial table-to-table visiting done in a shorter time during your wedding reception.

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4. Covid

Covid has changed the way we think about weddings. Having a small outdoor wedding is a big trend in Hawaii.

  • Mandates are constantly changing, but small outdoor weddings usually do not get affected as much. Safe Oahu Plan
  • Being outdoors right now with smaller groups of people are much safer from being infected.CDC guidelines
  • People who are worried about catching covid, feel more comfortable.
  • Smaller weddings are usually the same people who are together on a day to day basis.

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A Micro Wedding is an ideal wedding for small groups of guests. The smaller the gathering, the more intimate it will be. If you don’t have the budget for a large wedding, consider a Micro Wedding. It will be easier to organize, save money, get the attention of your guests,and be more personalized than a traditional marriage.

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