As a professional "micro-wedding" planner, I've personally planned over 500 small weddings. This book is a complete compendium of everything that I think a couple needs to know about planning their own microwedding, elopement, or vow renewal. In the back of the book, you'll find my "Planning Toolkit" with worksheets, checklists, and to-do lists, for you to work through as you go!
This book includes the link to access the digital version of my "Planning Toolkit" so you can edit, customize, and print out these resources!
I provide general info on each vendor, as well as tips for finding the perfect fit.
Topics include: Finding Your Vendors, Vendor Directories (which to use), Individuals vs. Companies, Special Concern for Small Weddings, Officiant, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Bakery, Hair and Makeup Stylist, Catering/Private Chef, Live Music/DJ, Bartender, Rentals, and Day-of Coordinator.
You'll need the perfect spot for the ceremony and a comfortable place for your group to eat and drink afterwards. I provide a list of popular options, along with suggestions on how to find them and how to make them work best.
The Legal Stuff
The marriage license! You need to get it, complete it, and file it. Generally, your officiant is responsible for helping you with this, but I provide the basic need-to-know info. Only applicable to the USA.
The Little Stuff
Rehearsal dinner? Timing? First dance? I go over some of the little stuff, and explain what should be in your wedding day "Emergency Kit."
These 4 documents are printed in the back of the book. Purchase of this book also provides a link to download digital copies of these documents.
Microwedding To-Do List
This document breaks down each step of planning your wedding into a simple to-do list. This list contains specific planning tasks and is broken down into the following sections based on when they should be completed:
Topics include: Brainstorming the Wedding, Planning the Wedding, Two Weeks Prior to Wedding, Three Days Prior to Wedding, and Day-of the Wedding.
Microwedding Planning Worksheet
Fill it out as you plan! This worksheet is laid out in the same order as the E-Guide, making it easy to consolidate all of the information for your vendors, ceremony, reception, and other details.
Microwedding Day-of Timeline
This provides information regarding the primary components of a wedding day and suggestions on how to handle timing. There is also a blank timeline template to fill out as you plan your wedding, and a few timeline samples for different styles of microweddings.
Microwedding Day-of Checklist
A simple list of the little things most often forgotten on the day of the wedding!
Vendor Email Templates
Hiring vendors for your wedding can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating tasks. I've created these templates as a way to make things easier for you! I provide a simple and efficient template for all of the core vendors. You can simply plug in the details of your wedding, and then copy/paste them as you send out inquires to vendors.