Business for mini weddings is booming

Jun 6, 2022
“The supply chain for floral is just crazy right now," said Gretchen Culver of Minne Weddings.
Gretchen Culver, owner of Rocket Science Events and creator of Minne Weddings.
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The microwedding is here to stay, this event planner says

Aug 10, 2021
When business came to a halt for Gretchen Culver in Minneapolis, she launched a new business focusing on weddings with 30 or fewer guests.
Wedding planning is booming as analysts forecast the highest number of weddings in over a decade for 2022, according to market research firm The Wedding Report.
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Ready to tie the knot? Consider 2023

Aug 9, 2021
Delayed nuptials and new engagements have lovebirds scrambling to find venues and photographers.
Many venues, caterers and photographers are booked through 2022.
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With COVID-19, big weddings give way to "planned elopements"

Jun 26, 2020
Couples are still celebrating, but they are opting for small gatherings. There's a financial advantage, too.
A couple is married with just an officiant as friends join via Zoom in Virgina.
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As wedding events drag on for months, emotional and financial costs rise for guests

May 24, 2019
Engagement parties, bridal showers, destination events — it all adds up. But they can be hard to resist.
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Weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls

Apr 26, 2019
Where touring musicians can't do it, weddings might.
La Bahia Turn Verein, a rural dance hall built in the early 1900s near Burton, Texas. 
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