Holly Springs, NC – Inflation and workforce shortages are impacting every sector, including weddings. Planning a wedding is no longer immune to the rising cost of gas, food, flowers, raw materials and more. In fact, more than 70% of wedding vendors plan on increasing their rates by the end of the year.
Couples are facing tough conversations surrounding budgets, debt and downsizing guest lists. Luckily, one Raleigh area business is offering an affordable option for hosting a wedding and not breaking the bank. Mad Dash Weddings offers couples the opportunity to host an all-inclusive micro-wedding at a fraction of the average wedding cost.
Mad Dash Weddings is a Raleigh area wedding planner and event coordinator. Mad Dash Weddings conducts their ceremonies at the Leslie-Alford-Mims House, a historic, southern-mansion-turned-wedding-venue which is owned by the company, located in Holly Springs, NC, a short drive from Raleigh, NC.
The wedding planner currently offers all-inclusive micro weddings to couples who want a stylish and memorable wedding without the high price tag, time, and energy. They have different packages as part of their micro weddings service The micro wedding packages come in three main categories; Elopements, Pop-Up, and All-inclusive. The services are available for many types of weddings, including vow renewals.
The micro wedding organizer’s ‘all-inclusive’ package includes at least 4 hours of private venue use, invitations in a custom digital file plus printing, ceremony and reception coordination, a styled ceremony and reception space, florals for the couple-to-be, and a professional celebrant.
The wedding venue near Raleigh, NC, also provides a sprinkle of floral decor, a wedding cake or confections, an experienced wedding photographer, catered nibbles, a champagne toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and a live ceremony plus reception music. Clients can invite up to 150 people and may add more features from the company’s lookbook available online, at an additional cost.
The elopement micro wedding package offered by Mad Dash Weddings is simpler with a guest list of up to 10 guests only. The package is ideal for couples looking to officiate their union fast, without a large crowd in attendance. The couple will get access to an hour of private venue use, ceremony coordination, and a professional celebrant.
The Raleigh wedding planner will beautifully design the private ceremony location, coordinate the ceremony music, and supply the couple with florals, and the services of a professional wedding photographer who will provide the photos in digital file format.
Mad Dash Weddings’ pop-up micro weddings are scaled-down, boutique ceremonies with receptions of up to 50 persons. They are unique, chic, and designed to focus on the couple. They include 3 hours of private venue use, a styled ceremony, and reception space, along with other features found in the ‘all-inclusive’ micro wedding package explained above.
Mad Dash Weddings and the Leslie-Alford-Mims House venue are co-owned by friends and business partners Priscilla Erwin and Brooke Everhart. When asked about the increased popularity of their services, MS. Erwin stated:
“Elaborate, full-scale weddings aren’t for everyone. Planning alone can induce stress, cause a complicated fuss, and unwanted tension that can carelessly rob from the most important aspect of a wedding: The couple! Endless decision-making, daunting to-do lists, or fears of disappointment can steal the value of such an important day. Our all-inclusive micro wedding celebrates the union of two individuals and the passionate love between them, not the opinions and requests of everyone else.”
Leslie-Alford-Mims House also regularly hosts other types of events such as corporate socials and photography services. The venue can host corporate events with hundreds of guests, decorated to the clients’ preference. They have a professional photographer who takes photos of couples, guests, and events and provides the copy in digital form after professional editing.
Leslie-Alford-Mims House is located at 100 Avent Ferry Rd, Holly Springs, NC, 27540, US. For consultation and booking, contact Mad Dash Weddings by calling (919) 728-0808.or visit their website for more information on their all-inclusive micro wedding services charged at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding.
Brooke Everhart and Priscilla Erwin
100 Avent Ferry Rd
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