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Micro Weddings in Minneapolis Ideas – How to Plan & Where to Start

Considering having a micro wedding in the Twin Cities? These smaller events are not only a cost-saving alternative to a traditional wedding with 150+ guests, but they’re an intimate affair that can be as unique as you and your partner. Since they are on a smaller scale, there are more options for locations, catering, seating, and activities that can’t easily be recreated at a large Twin Cities event.

What are Micro Weddings in Minneapolis?

Imagine a normal Minneapolis/St. Paul’s wedding celebration, just on a way smaller scale. Micro weddings in Minneapolis most still have a ceremony and reception with dinner, decor, cake, and entertainment. The event is typically 40 people or less, with the majority of micro weddings in the range of 15 to 25 guests. A smaller guest list means less seating, centerpieces, linens, food, and the list goes on. According to The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding last year cost over $33,000 when a micro wedding can be achieved under $10,000. Talk about major savings!

A smaller wedding doesn’t mean a micro wedding can’t be lavish. While the guestlist for micro weddings is limited, this doesn’t necessarily mean the couple is throwing a frugal, thrifty wedding. Micro weddings allow a couple to bring their true wedding day vision to life with more budget for anything they can dream up! If you’re looking to splurge on a unique venue, a customized catered meal, or lavish decor, you can still save money in the end when the guest list is limited. Micro weddings give your budget more freedom to splurge on something you simply could not fathom providing for 300 people.

 

First Steps in Micro Wedding Planning

Similar to planning a standard wedding, the first steps in micro wedding planning is to think about your ideal time frame and solidify a venue. The biggest difference here is that micro weddings allow for many more event location options, inside or outside. From the stage of theatre to a shady spot in your best friend’s backyard, micro weddings don’t have to be confined to a standard wedding venue. Understanding the estimated number of guests and your vision for the day (urban, bohemian, formal, garden, ethereal, modern tropical, rustic, etc.) will help guide you on what type of location to be looking for.

Twin Cities Micro Wedding Services

Photography
When throwing a micro wedding, we still suggest hiring a photographer to capture your unique day. Quality photos of you and your spouse are a must! Time and effort were put into every detail of the day, plus your favorite people in the entire world will all be together! You’ll want all this captured to look back on for years to come!

Music
Whether you want a dance-off to emerge or an evening of sing-a-long tunes around the fire pit, music helps bring your space to life! Set the atmosphere with music from when guests arrive in the final slow dance of the evening. Hire a DJ to make announcements, provide microphones for any speeches, and to create the soundtrack to the day of your dreams.

Videography
With a small guest list, many individuals you enjoy simply won’t be able to make the slim list. Choosing videography for a micro wedding is a great option to be able to share the day with extended family members, coworkers, high school friends, your gym buddy, your mom’s hairstylist, and all those who wish they could have made the tiny invite list.

Complete Weddings + Events in Minneapolis

Take the stress out of hiring multiple vendors by choosing a vendor who can cater to multiple services for your day. Complete Weddings + Events offers budget-friendly packages on photography, DJ and videography perfect for a micro wedding! Having a photographer, DJ, and videographer who work well together is something you won’t take for granted!

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Twin Cities DJs First Dance Songs

We have a mix of popular first dance songs, and newly released songs that are soon to be heard at a wedding near you! We have compiled a playlist of these Twin Cities DJs First Dance Songs for you to review to help make your selection for your wedding day.

Wedding Reception First Dance

Classic Twin Cities DJs First Dance Songs

These songs are staples for a couple’s first dance. You can’t go wrong with classics from everlasting artists like Stevie Wonder and Etta James. We’ve also include staple romantic songs from the soulful John Legend and Adele. Beware as these songs may cause you to tear up or want to be embraced by a loved one. You most likely heard them before at weddings, and you’ll probably hear them again. And it’s a touching moment every time!

Reception First Dance Song Wedding

First Dance Songs of 2020

We think these will be popular, or still be popular in 2020 as choices for a first dance. Released in 2019 or 2020, these are great options if you’re looking for a song you haven’t heard others dance to. Create a unique moment with a recently released song!

 

 

Find all these songs and more great first dance song choices on our Wedding First Dance Songs playlist on Spotify!

 

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