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Micro Weddings in DC

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Why a micro wedding or a mini wedding?


I’ve asked each of the couples I’ve worked with: what are you most excited about? The response is always the same: gathering together all of my favorite people in one place and getting married!

Humans long to gather. Now that we have had to separate for the health of humanity, the power of gathering has become widely recognized. The desire to gather together has never been stronger.

Whether it is a game night for 4 couples or a backyard BBQ for a few dozen friends; a first birthday party with more adults than kids (and more alcohol than juice boxes) or a happy hour at the local bar to celebrate a job change, we yearn to gather.

For months we have missed out on gathering to celebrate moments, large and small. But no more!


Who wants to wait to get married? No one I have ever worked with before! We know that getting married has seen a fair share of obstacles in 2020, but we are here to help you overcome those! Let’s celebrate now and later. Let’s have an intimate (and legal!) wedding now and have a big blow out later – if you want.

We are offering a turnkey wedding day that is perfect for those couples who want to get hitched in 2020. Instead of counting down to your wedding day, let’s start counting the days to your first anniversary.


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What is a micro wedding in DC?

A micro wedding, or what some call a mini or tiny wedding, is exactly what we have grown to recognize as a DC-area wedding over the past decade, just smaller. Meticulously designed and planned, packed with thoughtful hospitality for your 50 best people, and a day to reflect on with joy. While we cannot offer an exact cost here, we assume it will start at $1000 per guest.

Micro wedding DC explainer for up to 50 guests

What is a elopement in DC?

An elopement, or what some refer to as a pop-up wedding, is a 90-minute block of time where you have a photo session, get legally married, and celebrate with your nearest and dearest with cake and champagne. Using economies of scale by sharing the date and venue (but not the time) with other couples, you will have access to the best DC wedding pros with an affordable price tag.

Elopements in DC: an explainer

How can you customize your pop up or micro wedding?

We have a lot of ideas on how you can elevate your elopement; these are just a few of them!

DC elopements: available enhancements and upgrades

A Real DC Micro Wedding

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We worked with an amazing couple in June 2020 on their ceremony and reception for 25 guests. Click to see photos from their DC micro wedding and I am also pleased to share this micro wedding BTS video!

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If you would like to hear more, please reach out to us. We have partnerships with the best venues in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. We can also plan your micro wedding at your home – we wrote a book on it!

If you are looking for Micro Wedding advice, we have been quoted in the following online articles:

How To Plan A ‘Micro Wedding’ + 15 Best Packages, Destinations & Ideas

How to Throw a Micro Wedding in 2020

67 Tips For Making the Most of Your Elopement

Micro Wedding Logistics To Consider