What is a Microwedding?
A microwedding, like its name suggests, is a wedding that typically includes a guest list of under 100 people—often including only extended familyand close friends. A microwedding is not to be confusedwith a minimony or an elopement,where oftentimes the only peoplepresent besides the couple are theirimmediate families and an officiant.
Is a Microwedding Right for Me?
With the overwhelming amount of decisions that come with planning a wedding, it can get difficult to know what is truly best for you and your fiancé. As wedding expert Stefanie Cove suggests in the Knot's article "What Is a Minimony Compared to a Microwedding? Here's Why It Might Be Best for You", less can certainly be more, and microweddings offer the perfect way to provide a more intimate, personal experience for both the couple themselves and their guests.
"A microwedding is for the couple who wantsto really focus and spend the majority of their budget on the smaller details, whereas it might be difficult to replicatethe same experiencefor, say, 200 guests."
Stefanie Cove—renowned event planner
With the rising costs of traditional weddings in today's world, we might just see a surge in microweddings in the near future.
Microweddings in Southwest Minnesota
Painted Prairie Vineyard near Currie, Minnesota is one of southwest Minnesota's favorite wineries and hangout destinations. Nestled just off Buffalo Lake with miles of rolling prairie, this 16-acre property is nothing short of stunning. 1 ½ acres of grapes are grown on-site which aid in the making of their 12 signature blend wines. In 2022, Painted Prairie partnered with Vivian Grace Creations to offer Micro Wedding packages. This small vineyard is the perfect destination for small wedding with its gorgeous views, rustic scenery, and perfect setup with indoor seating as well as an open patio.
How it Works
Vivian Grace Creations has been chosen as a preferred vendor of Painted Prairie Vineyard, meaning that when you book a microwedding through Painted Prairie, you will also automatically book us as a decorator and florist. There will be no need to seek out other vendors with a microwedding package; all of the details will be taken care of for you. (What a relief!) Vivian Grace Creations provides minimal options for reception decor shown below and faux wedding floral (see our premium silk floral collections).
Decor Options for a Microwedding at Painted Prairie Vineyard
- your choice of silver or gold decor
- eucalyptus & boxwood mixed garland
- statement greenery arrangements
- battery operated candles & holders
- bride & groom floral
For more information on microwedding planning, contact Painted Prairie or visit their website.