Our world has changed since COVID-19 and weddings have definitely been affected. However, love is not cancelled! Many couples are still wanting to have a wedding ceremony to marry their favorite person in the world and we feel you! Read on to see a few intimate ceremony options curated by some amazing local vendor teams.
And while these small ceremonies won’t replace your big bash day (man we can’t wait for those weddings and parties), they can make for a special event now to get you guys married and make some amazing memories.
Most of the below options can be done with live streaming or feel free to just keep it simple with your closest loves around you. Also be sure to check in on the process of getting your marriage license with some communities, including Milwaukee, opting for virtual applications. Here is a link to Milwaukee County Marriage License guidelines.
Petite Weddings MKE
An amazingly talented crew of Milwaukee Wedding creatives, headed up by Monica Orr of Morr Events and Sally Vander Wyst of Milwaukee Flower Co., have pulled together Petite Weddings MKE. Their answer to the new need for safe and intimate wedding celebrations.
As of this publishing, the weekend of July 17-19, 2020 has been dedicated to providing an intimate and elegant ceremony with up to 10 people at Bar Centro in Riverwest.
The Petite Weddings MKE package includes photography by Amarie Photography, live streaming by Character D Films, paper goods from Coqui Paperie, cake from Mia Stav Cakes, floral from Milwaukee Flower Co. and event coordination by Morr Events. Your two hour ceremony, sparkling wine toast and celebratory cake is sure to be special, private and beautiful.
Petite Weddings MKE is the perfect thing to tide you over until you get to have the big party you’ve been planning. Check Petite Weddings MKE for the details, add on options and a statement regarding the team’s commitment to cleaning and social distancing protocols of the current environment.
Elopement Package: Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall
Unfortunately, the current environment has really hit the theater and concert venue industry hard with live shows not being allowed for the time being.
With an unexpected open calendar, the Pabst Theater Group is offering an elopement package that allows you to have a 3 hour window of time for an intimate 10 person ceremony in one of their venues — including utilizing the more unique and hidden spaces inside these cool buildings. Trust us, there are a lot!
It’s a great way to have a uniquely private ceremony AND support one of Milwaukee’s favorite live performance venues so they can continue giving us those heart-thumping, beat-dancing, live music experiences we’ve come to know and love.
Add on options are offered for a photographer or videographer, but you may want to reach out to your already-booked photographer or video folks to see if they are free to capture it.
Intimate Wedding Now – Big Wedding Later
Deciding to have a small and intimate ceremony now doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with friends and family later, or that you shouldn’t continue with your postponed plans. Quite the opposite.
Intimate ceremonies can be really special, but we can’t downplay the joy and fun of celebrating your wedding day with ALL your friends and family.
Your day will come and it will be amazing. Once you can navigate the challenging and real feelings of postponing your big day, there are some silver linings. From allowing some additional time to save a little more, possibly even splurge on that one thing that didn’t fit into your original budget, as well as calling each other fiancés just a little while longer, we urge you to find the positives in these unprecedented times.
Hugs to all you amazing couples having to alter your plans. See you all soon on the dance floor!