In today's modern world, there are a lot of options when it comes to weddings. Some people have elaborate weddings that last multiple days and have hundreds of people in attendance. Other people choose elopements and get married on their parents' front lawns for two guests. Tiny weddings fall somewhere in between these two extremes: They're still small enough that you don't need any formalities like invitations or dress shoes—but they're also not so small that you decide to just go on vacation instead.
What is a Micro wedding?
A Micro Wedding is:
- a small (relative to the average) wedding
- an intimate, personal celebration of two people in love
- a wedding that doesn't cost a lot of money! It's often more affordable than the "average" wedding, since it involves less people and fewer things.
The idea behind a tiny wedding is that it's not about having all of your friends or family there to see you get married. It's about making sure those who matter most do show up (and if they don't, that's okay). A Tiny Wedding can be anything from 20 guests to 50; from 50 dollars per person for food to under 20 dollars per person for food; from one location/venue selected by bride and groom alone without any input from anyone else to selecting multiple locations/venues with help from family members and friends.
Do you want to elope?
If you and your partner want to elope, the first thing you’ll need to do is decide on a location. The next step is to consider what you want to do on your wedding day. Do you want a formal or informal ceremony? Are there certain traditions that are important to either of you? There are many options when it comes to deciding how much formality and tradition is included in your ceremony. For example, some couples choose not have any music during their ceremony, while others ask for live music from a string quartet or singer/songwriter duo.
Once the location and format have been finalized, it’s time to think about the guest list! Will all of your friends be able to make it? Do they live close enough that they could attend if invited (and would be willing)? If there aren't enough people coming who will actually attend—and this may happen if there are just two people getting married—then perhaps it's better off having an intimate gathering elsewhere after than having no one show up at all because nobody else could make it out there too late at night after work since neither party lives nearby each other like most couples would do this by default).
If you’re planning to get married in a small, intimate setting with only your closest friends and family present (and maybe even no one at all!), then an elopement package is a great option for you.
A typical elopement package usually includes coverage of the bride getting ready, the ceremony itself (if there’s one), and then photos of the newlyweds enjoying their first moments as husband and wife.
If you want official documentation of everything that happens leading up to the big day, this could mean getting ready together at home or getting pampered together at a spa. Some couples choose to invite their loved ones over for a small celebration before heading off on their honeymoon or taking some other trip together; others prefer not having any guests but still want photos taken so they can commemorate how special this day was for them alone together.
If there is going to be a wedding ceremony—at your house or elsewhere—the photographer's role during this time will be capturing everyone looking happy as they gather around to see two people pledging vows of love in front of them. These pictures should include shots from both sides: close-ups showing expressions on faces; group shots showing everyone gathered around; and shots from afar showing where everyone was standing in relation either physically (i.e., near trees) or figuratively (i..e,. father-of-the bride).
Coverage by the hour
Coverage by the hour is the most popular way to book your wedding photographer. It allows you to have a professional shoot your wedding, and then only spend money on photos that you love (or don't love).
This method works well for couples who know what they like and don't like in their photos, as well as for those who want limited coverage but still want professional quality images. For example, if you're not looking for a photo album and just need a couple of good shots for social media or family members to remember your big day, this could be ideal.
The main benefit of coverage by the hour is that it gives you flexibility with how much time is spent shooting during each part of your wedding day without having to pay extra (at least until after it's all over). The downside? You may not get all of the pictures that would normally come along with an album package—which means less variety when selecting which ones are best suited for sharing online/with guests later down the line!
How many guests do you plan on having?
You'll also want to consider how many guests you're expecting at your wedding. This is especially true if you have a lot of friends who are photographers and they all want to shoot your wedding as well. If that's the case, then it may be best for them not to bring any extra equipment or even cameras with them in order to avoid clogging up the lines for getting into the venue.
The number of hours needed for coverage depends on what type of wedding photo package you choose
This can vary widely depending on who is available (for example, if someone wants their cousin who lives in another state), but in general 1-2 photographers per 100 guests is considered reasonable (500 people = 2 photographers). If there seems like there might be more than one photographer involved with your event, reach out directly via email so I can determine whether or not additional services are needed from me personally before making final arrangements!
A la carte additions to coverage by the hour
A la carte additions to coverage by the hour:
- Additional hours of photography (up to 4)
- Additional photographers for specialty shooting, aerial, or other needs.
- Additional days of coverage (up to 4)
- Additional locations
- Photo shoots at new locations or different times of day/year (like going out after sunset for some moody portraits) are a great way to add variety and creativity. You can also create a larger collection of images as part of your album design if you have more than one photographer shoot on different days.
If you need help picking options from our portfolio gallery or want us recommend what would fit best with your venue/theme, feel free to contact us!
Frequently asked questions about tiny wedding and elopement packages
- What is a micro wedding?
A: A micro wedding is a small (under 30 people), intimate ceremony that doesn't require much planning. It can be in someone's backyard or on the beach, but it's more about the love than anything else.
- How many guests do you plan on having?
A: The number of guests has no bearing on whether or not your event qualifies as an elopement or tiny wedding—you just need to make sure that it won't conflict with any local ordinances regarding nuptials. You may also want to consider how many guests will fit comfortably at the location where your ceremony will take place.
- How long do you need coverage for?
A: This will depend on what kind of coverage your venue offers and how much time you'd like to spend at each location during the day (i.e., pre-ceremony drinks and portraits). If possible, try skyping with us beforehand so we can nail down exactly what type of coverage works best for both our schedules!
Find the perfect photo package for your tiny wedding.
A tiny wedding is a small, intimate wedding. Small weddings are all the rage these days, and they're ideal for couples who want to keep things simple and not spend a lot of money on their nuptials. If you're planning a tiny wedding, we've got everything you need to know about finding the perfect photo package for your special day!
For those who aren't familiar with this concept: A typical traditional wedding costs anywhere from $25,000 - $200,000 (or more), depending on how fancy you want it to be. Tiny weddings cost significantly less than that—typically between $5k-$8k—but still provide all of the same benefits as larger ceremonies do (like having fun with friends and family!).
After researching various options available online and in store at local camera stores like Best Buy and FotoBarn Photo Lab & Framing Center in Ithaca NY where my boyfriend works part-time as an associate photo processor there (he loves talking about photography so much that he's even considering going back to school someday), we determined that hiring someone like Brad Pitt would probably cost around $3 million dollars per hour or maybe less depending on how much shooting time they could fit into each day without breaking any laws against working too hard so long term contracts may not be feasible due too risk factors involved with such high stakes projects like these ones where mistakes could result in bankruptcy or worse yet death itself!
Use this guide to help you decide how many hours, photographers and wedding photo packages will work for your tiny wedding.
Use this guide as a starting point for deciding how many hours, photographers and wedding photo packages will work for your tiny wedding. The guide covers a wide range of options based on the experience of the photographer, so it's not guaranteed that your wedding will be covered.
We hope that this guide has helped you to decide on the perfect package for your tiny wedding. We know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what else is included in each package and how much time is needed for coverage. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
If you're interested in learning more about budget-friendly options for your wedding photography, please contact us today! We'd be happy to chat with you about our packages and discounts. Thank you for reading!
Affordable Wedding photography by Fungirlwithacamera Photography.
Hope from Fungirlwithacamera Photography specializes in affordable wedding photography as well as backyard wedding photography and small intimate weddings. Currently accepting weddings in East Brunswick, Highland Park and surrounding areas in New Jersey.