“There’s more than one obvious reason elopements and micro weddings have become all the rage in recent years. Complicated family dynamics, travel challenges, the potential cost of a bigger bash, and a desire for more privacy have contributed to making it completely copacetic (and increasingly stylish) to trim that guest list down to a nub.
It appears that elopements and “micro weddings” are here to stay, and hotels and planners are on board.
Four new event lawns were unveiled as part of the recent multimillion-dollar renovation at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, accommodating 20 to 600 guests. The property’s An Intimate Affair package for up to 20 includes a custom menu, libations, Champagne toast, cake, florals, ceremony and reception set up, and a newlyweds’ poolside cabana for the day after. Other hotels, such as Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, have rolled out a “virtual vows” option to include everyone via live-stream…”

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