Key Steps to planning a microwedding in Vermont
Guest List: Start by creating a guest list of 25 persons or less. Focus on inviting only your closest family and friends to keep your micro-wedding intimate.
Budget: Determine your budget, taking into account the reduced number of guests. Allocate your funds wisely, prioritizing what matters most to you.
Venue Selection: At the Woodshed Lodge, you can exchange wedding vows beside a large pond surrounded by the forests of the Green Mountains. If you prefer to be indoors, then our cozy, rustic ski lodge atmosphere creates the intimate atmosphere you will treasure.
Date and Time: Select a date and time that works for you and your guests. Keep in mind the weather, especially for outdoor weddings, and any special significance of the date.
Vendors: The Woodshed Lodge can offer you local vendor names but you will need to book them as soon as possible to ensure availability. Hire vendors like a photographer, caterer, hairdresser, florist, and and officiant who specializes in smaller weddings and elopements. Discuss your specific needs and preferences with each of them.
Personalize Details: Since you have fewer guests, you can focus on personalizing every aspect of your wedding, from custom vows to unique decor.
Ceremony and Reception: Decide whether you want to combine your ceremony and reception or host them separately. Micro-weddings often allow for more flexibility in this regard.
Invitations: Send out invites that reflect the intimate nature of your microwedding. You can opt for handwritten notes or digital invitations.
Decor and Details: Concentrate on meaningful and personalized decor elements. You can DIY certain aspects or hire a decorator for a personalized touch.
Enjoy the Intimacy: Embrace the closeness and connection that a micro-wedding offers. Spend quality time with each guest and savor every moment.
Capture Memories: Hire a skilled photographer and videographer to capture the intimate moments, as these memories will be cherished for years to come.
Reception Options: Plan a small, intimate meal or consider alternative reception ideas like a picnic, food truck, or a cozy dinner at a restaurant. Janski Manor, where many of your guests will stay, has a fully equipped kitchen and lots of dining for a rehearsal dinner where you can either have it catered or fun with family and friends cooking the meal yourself.
Entertainment: Arrange entertainment that suits the size of your guest list, such as a solo musician, a DJ, or even a small acoustic band.
Thank You: Show your appreciation to your guests for being part of your special day with heartfelt thank-you notes or small tokens of gratitude.
Remember, the beauty of a micro-wedding lies in the close-knit atmosphere and the opportunity to create a truly intimate and personalized celebration. Tailor every aspect to your preferences and enjoy the special moments with your nearest and dearest.
Planning a micro-wedding and destination wedding is easier than you think if you book your wedding at The Woodshed Lodge and Janski Manor in the Jay Peak area of Northern Vermont. Both of these properties are hidden gems that allow you to elope in style at what is becoming one of Northern Vermont's Best Micro-Wedding Destinations.
We love weddings and have no doubt we can provide you with an affordable way to celebrate your love with a magical Northern Vermont micro-wedding. Let's connect!