Tips for Planning a Minimony

Planning a big fat Indian wedding can be expensive. Especially when you start counting factors like searching and costing of getting an ideal location, inviting hundreds of guests whom they rarely know and want to be a part of your special and memorable day. So, to make the wedding more enjoyable and less of a headache for your loved ones and the couple, there’s a popular trend in wedding ceremonies has started since the pandemic hit and when there was a restriction on wedding numbers.

This ceremony is called a “Minimony” or a super-intimate wedding ceremony, which is attended by a small number of your loved ones. This wedding is a smaller version of your original lavish big fat Indian wedding but with only the immediate family and close, it's a very creative fusion of an elopement and elaborate wedding.

Choosing a Minimony wedding may also be the perfect way to have the destination wedding you’ve always dreamed of with your closest friends and family since it involves fewer people which can be more feasible and affordable too. It helps the couple to cut costs and save some money, many prefer sticking to their original budget and spending it all, only with fewer people. Minimony gives couples the luxury of spoiling their guests in a more personalized and intimate setting.

So, if you are looking to elope in a close-knit way here are some things to get you started:

Flexible guest list:

Define your guest list and be firm about when to cross off the names. It is completely fine to just invite your close loved ones such as family and friends on your wedding day because, at the end of the day, it's all about you and your significant other with whom you are going to spend your whole life together.

An Indian wedding celebration in an open venue
A variety of Chaats arranged on a counter - Pride Hotels

Don’t have to wait in the buffet line:

The usual buffet where there is a long queue and the guest are waiting in line just to eat food, can be replaced with an intimate sit-down meal to cater to your smaller guest list. For eg, a sit-down brunch/dinner party with customized table decor setting and much more.

Go local with the destination wedding:

Many couples haven’t had the chance to fully explore just how beautiful our country is and all that it has to offer. There is a surge in home-grown weddings within India. From Lavish lawns to exotic resorts, there are plenty of venues that hotels like Pride Hotels Group offers to couples who want to celebrate their special ceremony intimately.

An Indian bride and groom poses for a picture in front of a pool

The Pride Hotels Group believes that weddings are not all only about magnificence and spectacular event. Some of them are more into having small intimate weddings. If the guest wants their ceremony event intimate and which scream luxury in every form within budget, then Pride Hotels can be trusted to make their Minimony dream into a beautiful reality. We organize these at some of the city venues across India like, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Udaipur, Goa, Bharatpur, Mussoorie, Haldwani, Bhopal, Vadodara, Ranakpur and Digha among others. Minimony is an ideal option for people who want their personal, intimate affair and yet would like to splurge on the little details and would like to create a special experience for their guests; and the Pride Hotels Group can make a ‘moment of commitment’ into a delightful journey for the couple.