An Intimate, Budget Friendly Wedding Idea
Having been in the wedding industry since 2012, I’ve been a part of more weddings than I can count. While each wedding has its own flare (venue, color palette, etc.), they are typically all very similar. A decent sized wedding party, couple hundred or so guests, three-course menu, DJ or band, signature cocktails – you get the idea. And there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that!
Although I have not had a wedding (of my own), many of my friends and even makeup clients lean on me for advice when it comes to planning. I’m always asked what I would do if I were to get married. And I’ll be completely honest: I don’t know. About 85% of my friends who had a wedding were fortunate enough to have it paid for by parents. A few others had to pay for it at least partially or fully as a couple, and I know how much that stressed them out financially. Weddings can be EXPENSIVE, even when you try to do it on a budget.
What Do You Do If You’re On a Budget?
If and when I do get married someday, I will be paying for it myself and I don’t want to break the bank. I’m not complaining about that, but I think I would much rather save up money for a nice home, or something that lasts more than 24 hours. And if we’re being real here, which we always are, a wedding actually lasts much less than 24 hours. So what would I do? I’m still not sure because I’m not there in life yet and don’t have to worry about it. But…
I did just hear about something that seems pretty dang cool. If you live in Upstate New York, chances are you might have come across Pretty Little Vintage Co. on social media or maybe attended a wedding that they styled. I started following them for major vintage vibes. And again – I’m not planning a wedding! They just have such great content and product.
Pretty Little Vintage Co. is a boutique style rental company serving Upstate New York with love. They are primarily specialized in wedding rentals. You absolutely need to check out their site and their social pages – so cute. Okay, the point I’m trying to make here is that they just announced this new thing called Pop Up Weddings. Wondering what the heck a pop up wedding is? I’ll let Pretty Little Vintage Co. (PLV) break it down for ya, below:
Pop Up Weddings
Do you want a beautifully styled wedding without the hassle of planning and at a fraction of the cost?! A PLV pop up wedding might be the perfect fit for you.
What is a Pop Up Wedding?
A pop up wedding is an intimate 90-minute wedding fully designed and styled from start to finish by Pretty Little Vintage Co. We schedule pop up wedding days throughout the year at different locations, with different vendors, where up to three couples can get married on one day. Our pop up weddings are planned months in advance and include all of the details that would be important to you on your big day, at a fraction of the price. It includes everything a standard full-size wedding would have while saving you the stress, time, and money involved in planning a large, full-scale event. We will use our signature PLV style and mix it up with the latest trends and new ideas to create something amazing for your big day.
PLV would like to offer three to four pop up wedding events per year at different locations with the help of some amazing local vendors. Pretty Little Vintage Co will choose the date, the theme, the decor, the vendors, you answer our questionnaire, pick out your outfits and who to invite, show up with up to 30 of your favorite people and get married!
We want to focus on the important things. You, the love of your life and your beautiful marriage. An intimate ceremony, some gorgeous photos, followed by the dances, toasts, and desserts – we cover all of the bases with style and love.
What is Included?
- A professional officiant that will work with you to create a personalized and beautiful ceremony.
- A unique venue for your intimate affair.
- A fully designed event using our vintage & specialty rentals to include some small details.
- A professional photographer to capture all of the important moments.
- Stunning ceremony and accent floral design to include a bouquet & boutonniere for the bride and groom.
- A delicious charcuterie board and drink station for guests to enjoy while you take photos.
- A couple’s cake to cut and sweet treats from a local baker.
- The opportunity to invite 30 guests or less.
How Does This Whole Thing Work?
Pretty Little Vintage Co. picks a date, a theme/design, and locks in all of the vendors! Each pop up wedding event posted will have three, 90-minute wedding spots to book using the same design and vendors for the day.
Interested and Ready To Do This?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and to book a consultation. We know a pop up wedding isn’t for everyone and we’ll want to go over all of the details with you. Booking is easy. Choose an available event, which will be listed on our website, and pick a 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm spot. Once we have your requested time slot we will send over an agreement to make it official. Just like with our rentals, we require a non-refundable retainer to lock in your spot. The remaining balance will be due one month before the pop up wedding day. Then, the hard part is over. Now you get to pick out your outfits, lock in any extras you might want and pick up your marriage license.
Then What Happens?
We will send over a questionnaire to get some small details and to customize your time slot. The officiant will be in touch after that to meet to start planning your ceremony. PLV will send over a very detailed itinerary two weeks out from the event. It will be imperative for you to familiarize yourself with the timeline and communicate this information with your invited guests as pop up weddings run on a very strict timeline.
Pop Up Wedding Day!
You show up all ready to go, get married and celebrate with the people you love the most. After that – we suggest a dinner reservation at one of your favorite restaurants, a casual backyard party or skip that and head out on your honeymoon. Again, it’s whatever makes sense for you!
Is a Pop Up Wedding Right For Me?
We have been lucky enough to be a part of a whole bunch of amazing weddings over the last few years. While we absolutely love all weddings, we are always drawn to the smaller, more intimate weddings that really focus on the couple. We know that large scale weddings aren’t for everyone. Some couples would rather spend the extra money on a honeymoon or a house. We want to make that possible for them by offering a gorgeously styled wedding at a fraction of the price of a full scale wedding.
Our pop up style of wedding is absolutely perfect any couple that doesn’t want the hassle of planning and that can give full trust and control to a creative group of experienced vendors that specialize in making beautiful weddings happen. We’re talking elopements, vow renewals, second weddings, and all those couples who just don’t want to plan.
Be sure to follow along and stay tuned for our first date and location. See more details over at @prettylittlepopupweddingco – Message for details and pricing.
So what do you think?! Would you do a pop up wedding? I think I would!