How to Plan your Micro-wedding/Minimony

Now more than ever, there are many factors to consider when planning a wedding, especially as so many couples reschedule their celebrations due to the pandemic. If you’re considering a smaller event, you’ll find that St. Luke’s Church is a perfect wedding venue. Located in Smithfield, Virginia on the grounds of a historic colonial church and ancient cemetery, it’s a beautiful backdrop for a “minimony,” aka a tiny wedding ceremony.

Similar to an elopement, a microwedding is a scaled-down affair with fewer than 50 guests and a minimony is a ceremony with up to 10 guests and the promise of a larger party later. We are happy to help you plan your event at any size, and we have lots of creative ideas to help you make your wedding day special! Restrictions from COVID-19 may affect the number of people allowed, so you’ll want to contact us for the most up-to-date information. We are happy to help you plan your event, and we have lots of creative ideas to help you make your wedding day special!

If you’re planning a small event, you may not be able to invite everyone you’d like to share the day with you. Pare it down to close family and friends, keeping in mind that many people won’t be able to travel right now. Share the day with others through video streaming like Zoom or Facebook Live, then send a beautiful wedding announcement and a link to your online wedding photos after the fact. 

Many couples also elect to invite a smaller group for the ceremony (due to space restrictions) and then invite a larger group of people to an outdoor wedding reception! This is a great way to keep your gathering intimate, and include a few more people in your special day. 

Fewer guests mean less money spent on food, tables/chairs, wedding favors, and invitations, which makes smaller weddings more economical. Use those savings to splurge on your dream photographer/videographer, get over-the-top flowers, and deck out a tent for the reception with dazzling decor!

If you’re looking for a small wedding venue in Smithfield, Virginia, look no further than St. Luke’s. You’ll find historic charm and an elegant backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

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