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Microwedding Costs & Savings

The average cost of a microwedding in Vermont can vary widely depending on various factors, including the location, guest count, and the specific choices made by the bride and groom. However, microweddings are generally more budget-friendly compared to larger traditional weddings.   On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 or more for a microwedding in Vermont.  For more information and to discuss what we can offer please reach out to us via email or phone.

Here are some ways a bride and groom can save money with a Vermont Microwedding
at The Woodshed Lodge or Janski Manor

Guest List

One of the most significant cost savings in a microwedding is the smaller guest list. Limit your guest count to your closest family and friends. This reduces expenses related to catering, seating, and venue size.

DIY Decor

Create your own wedding decor and centerpieces. Incorporate natural elements and the Vermont landscape into your decor to save on floral arrangements.


Hire a photographer for a shorter duration to capture the essential moments, or ask a talented friend to take photos. Skip the videographer or opt for a smaller package.


If your wedding venue is close to where you're staying, skip the expense of renting transportation.

Venue Selection

Choose a smaller, more intimate venue. Vermont offers a variety of beautiful, affordable locations, such as parks, gardens, or smaller event spaces, which can be more budget-friendly than large reception halls.

Off Peak Date

Choose an off-peak wedding date, such as a weekday or a non-peak season, to get better deals on venue rentals and other services.

Wedding Attire

Look for budget-friendly wedding attire options. Consider buying a pre-loved wedding dress or renting formal wear. Bridesmaids and groomsmen can wear outfits they already own or choose affordable attire.


Skip wedding favors or choose budget-friendly options like homemade jam, local Vermont maple syrup, or small potted plants.


Opt for simpler catering options, such as a buffet or family-style meal, instead of a formal plated dinner. You can also consider a potluck-style reception where guests contribute dishes.

Minimalist  Invitations

Save on stationery costs by opting for digital invitations or creating your own with simple, elegant designs. Consider forgoing paper RSVP cards and use online RSVPs instead.

Cake & Desserts

Opt for a smaller wedding cake or dessert table with a variety of treats instead of an elaborate tiered cake. You can also have a friend or family member bake the wedding cake.


Enlist the help of a friend or family member to act as a day-of coordinator instead of hiring a professional wedding planner.

By making thoughtful choices and prioritizing what truly matters to you as a couple, you can create a memorable microwedding in Vermont while keeping costs manageable. Focus on the intimate and meaningful aspects of your wedding day, and you'll find that you can have a beautiful celebration creating memories to last a lifetime without breaking the bank.

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