Forget about postponing or cancelling your wedding

You deserve a special day to celebrate your love

Elizabeth Carberry and Mary Godier are at it again! These two lovely humans are some of the most talented, thoughtful people we know.

After seeing so many weddings and special moments postponed — or even cancelled — Elizabeth and Mary decided to take action.

They couldn’t simply sit back and watch as so many couples expressed disappointment. Because, no matter what’s going on in the world, you still deserve to celebrate your union.

These boss babes said, “The heck with this!” and founded Compact Weddings so that couples could have a special day that looked absolutely stunning even during the pandemic — at a fraction of the cost.

Compact Weddings creates professionally styled weddings that are budget friendly and low lift for couples to plan. We have created gorgeous concepts with most of the planning done in advance, all the couple has to do is to add their personal touch! Unlike other small wedding concepts, Compact Weddings offers a gorgeous ceremony but the package price includes a small reception too!

We asked them to share the details of how they formed this special company. Here are all the details you need to know…


How did you come up with the name of your company?

A twist on “small or micro” we wanted to stand out from the crowd that is shifting given the current Covid pandemic. As our concept is unique we wanted a name that stood apart, yet still explained the concept.

Why did you decide to start your own company?

Compact Weddings was born out of the need for couples to pivot their wedding vision as Covid became a great impact on couples’ plans. It is our belief that the wedding industry has shifted for more than just the next few months and we want to offer couples a long term solution to planning an intimate celebration that still packs all of the beautiful elements of a full scale wedding, at a fraction of the cost.

Do you have a favorite part of what you do?

Well that remains to be seen! We hope our favorite part will be seeing these visions come to life and to celebrate our couples. But right now we have enjoyed gathering our amazing vendor partners.

Is there anything you’d like our readers to know about you personally?

Compact Weddings is led by three established planners in the DC area, Elizabeth Carberry, Mary Godier and Kristen Dawson. With a combined 10 years of experience in event and wedding planning, as a team we have worked with a wide array of venues and vendors that we consider friends, and we are excited to work with some of the bring Compact Weddings to life.

Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?

We currently have 12 wedding visions through 2020 and are planning to expand into 2021 with some new visions coming soon!


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