One of the most exciting (and fun!) trends in the wedding industry over the last few years has been pop up weddings. The thought of a pop up wedding might seem a little gimmicky or too trendy for some couples, but it’s really just a modern twist on an elopement or small wedding. It adds an extra layer to the celebration, and brings a new type of energy to an already special day. And that energy is what has led Simple Day to add pop up weddings to its services!
How do pop up weddings work?
A pop up wedding is mostly spontaneous–couples book with maybe just a few weeks notice. The planner gets an officiant, photographer, and other service vendors together and puts together a lovely, quick, and intimate little ceremony. The couple just shows up and gets married! Spontaneous, fun, and definitely memorable for everybody involved. How adventurous couples choose to get with their pop up wedding varies. Some may hold the ceremony in a park (maybe the one where you picnicked on your first date) or in an art museum where you may very well get the boot, and have to finish your ceremony in the parking lot!
How to decide if a pop up wedding is right for you:
If you’re still trying to decide if a pop up wedding is right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- How concrete is your vision for your wedding? If you or your partner already have a strong vision, a pop up wedding might not be a good fit. On the other hand, if wedding planning stresses you guys out, a pop up wedding might be the perfect solution.
- Are you a control freak? It’s totally fine if you are, but you’re going to have to let that go if you want a pop up! Pop up weddings are all about the element of surprise.
- How do you feel about being the center of attention for 12+ hours? That escalated quickly, right? But it’s not an exaggeration. The average wedding day is FULL, from early morning to late night, and all eyes will be on you and your partner for the entire day. If that gives you anxiety, then you might want to consider a smaller wedding, like a pop up wedding.
We’ve put together three pop up packages, each full of special surprises for the couple and guests. We are so excited about this, and hope you are, too–we can’t wait to begin planning these events for some couples looking to shake things up a bit. If you’re in the NC Triangle area, contact your Simple Day pop wedding planner to ask as many questions as you like, and book your pop up wedding!