Thanks to COVID 19, micro weddings are becoming a trendy and popular term and the wedding industry. Not only are they catching on in the wedding industry, but places like BuzzFeed and popular wedding magazines are promoting them as well. So the big question I’ve been getting from a lot of photographers is, should I offer micro weddings more permanently?
My answer, yes, and here is why!
They are becoming trendy, which means they’re not going away anytime soon.
Micro weddings are no different from elopements or small backyard weddings, but since they are becoming so trendy, they are now being seen in a new light. They are no longer being seen as the small “Affordable Wedding” option, they are being seen as the trendy thing to do if you are getting married during the time of COVID… and potentially beyond then.
Now, if you are thinking, I get what you’re saying but I don’t want to lose money by shooting a 3-hour wedding versus an 8-hour wedding that I could have booked for that day, then keep reading!
Their photography budget is probably more flexible.
Because people choose to opt-out of these big weddings and go for a micro wedding, that means that they are hosting fewer guests which directly relates to how much they are not spending on catering, venue size, decor, and all of the extras that come with more guests. That means that the wedding budget is now going towards the experience of their wedding, which then means that photography becomes more important because they want to capture the experience to share with friends and family who can’t make it. I truly believe that micro weddings can bring a lot of high to get brides to the photography industry because they have the extra funds to spend on making sure their wedding photography experience is top-notch.
You can work less and still make good money by offering micro wedding packages.
From a personal standpoint, micro weddings seem like the perfect way to balance work and still having your weekend to spend with family and friends. I would honestly rather book a high-end bride who values photography for her micro wedding, show up and spend four hours at her wedding day, and then be able to go home and still have my entire weekend to spend with my family. To me, that seems like the best of both worlds!
If you have been on the fence on whether or not you should start offering micro weddings, I highly recommend them! If you price yourself properly and showcase the true value of your services, this is not a situation where you will have to give up the money that you would make from a full wedding day.
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