“Micro Weddings” are now THE chance for an even more emotional wedding experience at lower costs, says Stefan Hay, Founder of Herzbande Weddings. He tells us what the magic of small weddings is all about. And the trend itself to be married by friends at the same time.
- Micro Wedding
- A wedding that is as personal as possible
- Free marriage by friends
- DIY – free wedding ceremony
- A wedding to remember!
The searches are already in 2019 up 80 percent after “cheap small-scale weddings.” – a pandemic was not yet in sight. Because regardless of Corona, more and more couples want the whole size emotion – instead of a whole big eventt. Because great emotions arise above all from detailed, personal moments. Tiny Weddings (=Micro Weddings) with 20 to 50 guests offer exactly this experience: Unlike the big wedding celebration, where the bridal couple cannot talk to every guest, there is more time for the guests and for creating precious memories with them.
The next level? A wedding that is as personal as possible
Many bridal couples are also planning a smaller wedding for 2021, roughly 50 percent of our bridal couples are currently switching to a tiny wedding as a precaution around. This not only gives you security in times of Corona, but also dreams come true that would otherwise not be possible: a decoration like from the hip bridal magazine, an upscale dinner, a whole wedding weekend in a relaxed atmosphere, instead of a single wedding day. The small wedding is an all-round experience for many couplesin which two things are particularly important: the attention to detail and the connection to loved ones. More and more bridal couples lend a hand for that very personal touch: DIY wreaths made of dried flowers, photo walls with personal pictures, lovingly crafted gifts for guests. Or you can design your free wedding ceremony yourself!
Free weddings with friends – a trend with great potential
And such a wedding will be very personal: When two to three witnesses, friends or siblings slip into the role of the wedding speaker, humor and emotion are inevitable. The loved ones ensure an authentic wedding ceremony – by describing the story of the bridal couple with its highs and lows, responding to funny anecdotes and giving the couple their very personal wishes along the way. The result: a wedding with an experience atmosphere. And that’s not all: the bridal couple also has more flexibility if the wedding ceremony has to be postponed to 2021 and also immense cost savings! In this way, bridal couples save an average of 1,000 to 2,000 euros for the free speaker. Money that many couples invest in a live musician instead. That’s how it gets even more emotional.
DIY free wedding – this is how it works
But how does a wedding like this work? A lot of the preparation at a “do-it-yourself wedding” take over bridal couple and friends together. Together they determine the course of the wedding ceremony and think about it symbolic actions, so-called rituals. During the speech, the bridal couple, so to speak, disengages. While most bridal couples and their friends initially fear that they are faced with an unsolvable task, they are then surprised at how easy the planning turns out to be in the end. You have experienced a lot together, laughed, cried – the stories are there. It’s just a matter of “sorting” them and distributing them across multiple heads. You have to imagine it like this: while a friend is talking about getting to know the bridal couple, another friend is talking about the marriage proposal and another is describing the ups and downs of the relationship. In this way, the friends end up with about 7 to 10 minutes of talk time each – that’s a manageable effort with a great effect. Because a free wedding ceremony by friends is less about perfect formulations and more about taking an emotional journey to the stations of the relationship.
A free wedding that will be remembered
Free weddings by friends create one thing above all: surprise you. Because unlike in classic free weddings, where the speaker can only tell about the bridal couple what they have previously told them in a wedding conversation, the friends can score with observations from their very own perspective. I experienced myself what it means: my friends had asked me to marry them, although I had not witnessed a single free wedding before. I got used to it and dared the wedding. The feedback was overwhelming and that same evening I had three more requests from friends. And the small service of friendship became more: In the end, the idea for “Herzbande” was born – best friends and freelance speakers join forces for the most personal wedding a bridal couple can experience.