Tips for Planning a Minimony

Jun 27, 2023

Pride Sun Village Resort & Spa, Goa

Planning a big fat Indian wedding can be quite expensive, especially when you start considering factors such as finding the perfect location and inviting numerous guests, many of whom may be strangers to you. It can quickly become overwhelming for both the couple and their loved ones. However, there’s a popular trend in wedding ceremonies that has emerged since the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent restrictions on large gatherings. This trend is known as “Minimony” – a super-intimate wedding ceremony attended by only a selected number of loved ones. A Minimony is essentially a scaled-down version of the lavish Indian wedding, limited to immediate family and close friends, combining elements of elopement and an elaborate celebration.

Choosing a Minimony wedding can also provide the opportunity for a dream destination wedding with your closest friends and family. By limiting the guest count, a Minimony becomes more feasible and affordable. It allows the couple to reduce costs and allocate their budget more efficiently, while still creating a personalized and intimate experience for the guests.


Mr. S.P. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Pride Hotels Group, shares his perspective on weddings: “Weddings are not just about magnificence and spectacular events. Some couples prefer the intimacy of a small gathering. If guests want a luxurious and intimate ceremony within their budget, Pride Hotels can turn their Minimony dreams into a beautiful reality as we offer a range of venues across India”.



For those considering a Minimony, here are some key points to help you get started:

Pride Amber Vilas Resort & Convention Centre, Jaipur

Flexible guest list: Define your guest list and prioritize inviting close loved ones such as family and friends. Remember, your wedding day is ultimately about you and your significant other, as  you embark on your lifelong journey together.

Skip the buffet line: Replace the typical buffet setup with an intimate sit-down meat that caters to your smaller guest list. Consider arranging a sit-down brunch or dinner party with customized table décor and other special touches.


Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi

Embrace local destinations: Many couples haven’t fully explored the beauty our country has to offer. There’s a rising trend of home-grown weddings within India, and there are numerous stunning venues available, including the offerings from Pride Hotels Group at popular destinations for weddings like Ahmedabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Udaipur, Goa, Bharatpur, Mussoorie, Haldwani, Bhopal, Vadodara, Ranakpur, Digha and more. From lavish lawns to exotic resorts, you can find the perfect location to celebrate your special ceremony intimately.

Pride Ashiyana Resort, Mussoorie

A Minimony is an ideal choice for couples seeking a personal and intimate affair while still desiring to invest in the little details and create an unforgettable experience for their guests. Pride Hotels Group can be trusted to make your Minimony dream a beautiful reality and transform your “moment of commitment” into a delightful journey for you and your partner, with its extensive presence in 56 locations, including popular destinations like  New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Jaipur, Indore, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Mussoorie, Puri, Gangtok, Anand, Alkapuri, Manjusar (Vadodara), Sasan Gir, Somnath, Bhopal, Haldwani, Ranakpur, Rishikesh, Digha and Rudraprayag, Bengaluru (Whitefield). Upcoming locations are Daman, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Agra, Dwaraka, Jabalpur, Bharuch, Nainital, Jim Corbett, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Lucknow, Varanasi, Rajkot, Kanpur, Neemrana, Mysore, Gurugram, Aurangabad, Halol, Yawatmal, Greater Noida, Motera (Ahmedabad), Lonavala, Ambaji, Veraval, Amritsar among others.

The group’s impeccable service and attention to detail ensures a delightful experience for every guest. With more upcoming locations in various cities, the Pride Hotels Group continues to expand its offerings, providing even more choices for couples planning their special day.

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