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WEDDED BLISS By: Carmen George

5 REASON COUPLES CHOOSE A MICROWEDDING

Megan & Brian at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, Vermont

ALL PHOTOS BY CARMEN GEORGE

There are many types of weddings. You can elope or you can have a big wedding with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and your parent’s friends. The most popular type of wedding these days is the microwedding. A microwedding is a ceremony where you typically have fewer than 30 guests. 1. THEY WANT AN INTIMATE WEDDING CELEBRATION. While not as intimate as an elopement, the mi-

crowedding, with its narrowed guest list, is a wedding only shared with people you are closest too. You eliminate all the people you might feel obligated to invite if you had a larger wedding. Because of its small size, you can spend more time with your guests before and after the ceremony. One couple had their immediate family come to the Mountain Top Inn & Resort (see their ad on page 5) in Chittenden, Vermont for the weekend. They all went sledding the morning of the their wedding. The father of the bride shared with me how much fun they had together. Another couple had only their children at the wedding. They spent the weekend at The Essex Resort & Spa (see their ad on page 14) in Essex, Vermont. They enjoyed spa treatments and wonderful meals. The bride said,, “ One of the greatest things about our small wedding was the fact that we could focus on each other and the kids and no one else.” 2. IT’S EASY TO PLAN. A microwedding can be planned in a month or even a week. It may take more time if you are

marrying on a Saturday in the warmer months since many vendors are booked for larger weddings. You don’t have to decorate large rooms or spend time meeting with lots of vendors. There aren’t as many details. Many wonderful wedding venues around Vermont have rooms for small ceremonies. Carmen George is a Justice of the Peace, florist, and photographer. She has over 25 years of event planning experience and enjoys helping people. She lives in Burlington, Vermont with her husband, daughter and large pretty flower beds. www.officiantvermont.com (see Carmen George ad on pg. 71)

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Over 180 pages filled with stunning photos, wedding gowns for 2018, 10 featured gorgeous Vermont weddings, inspiration, Vermont’s finest wed...

Vermont Bride LOOKBOOK - Issue No. 10  

Over 180 pages filled with stunning photos, wedding gowns for 2018, 10 featured gorgeous Vermont weddings, inspiration, Vermont’s finest wed...