Today we want to talk about the trend of having a micro wedding instead of a large traditional one. While there are plenty of benefits to having a micro wedding, there are also some things to consider before deciding whether or not this is the right option for you!
What Is a Micro Wedding?
Essentially a micro wedding is one that’s much more intimate of a ceremony. While a traditional wedding has at least 140 guests, these types of weddings have 50 or fewer guests in attendance. However, you can still keep all the same traditions as a larger wedding. The great thing about having a small wedding is that you have more flexibility and you can save a lot of money! But where do you start planning a micro wedding?
Pick Your Venue First
You should always look for your wedding venue first, regardless of the size of your wedding! As a result, you can tailor your guest list to the venue. You don't want to book a venue that is too big for a micro wedding. When you know what kind of space you're working with, you can lay the foundation for planning a micro wedding. It allows you to get a lay of the land and figure out what you have space for and what needs to be left out.
Consider hosting your micro wedding in a more personal location as well if you have access to a special spot that you and your partner love! You can certainly travel to an exotic place for a small wedding, but choosing a more personal place could allow you to spend more money on other aspects of the wedding.
Cover Your Basics
Weddings are centered around three things: great music, delicious food, and alcohol! A micro wedding is still a celebration that deserves respect, despite the fact that it is a very intimate event. If you are planning a micro wedding, flowers and decorations won't be necessary, but you can definitely add them to spice up the event and make it more beautiful. Don't forget to include personal touches! The perk of having a smaller wedding guest list is that you can allot room in your budget to splurge on details that your guests will love and always remember. You can spend a little more on little gifts for them, entertainment, decorations, photo booths, and more.
Microweddings were created to accommodate couples who were forced to give up any tradition or "must-have" after COVID-19. Couples going forward have the opportunity to focus only on the things that best represent their love because of the change. If you opt for catering from your favorite restaurant, or if you plan a scavenger hunt for your guests, it’s sure to be a day when you make extraordinary memories while spending quality time with those you love most.
Hire a Photographer
Your micro wedding wouldn't be complete without a photographer. Just because a ceremony is small doesn't mean it can't be documented! Due to the smaller size of your event, you won't need as many shots as you would for a larger wedding. Your photographer may even be able to create a customized package for a shorter period of time for your big day! That way you can save some money without completely relinquishing the ability to have gorgeous photos celebrating your wedding day.
Turn to the Pros
Even if you have a small wedding, you can still hire a cake maker, a florist, a DJ, and more! You don't have to make the event extravagant, but you can still play around with what matters to you and your partner. Let professionals take care of these aspects of your wedding, even though it’s smaller than traditional weddings. Again, as we mentioned earlier, you have the benefit of space and time on your side with a micro wedding. You can choose what to splurge on and can still afford to have the things you really want.
And of course, your wedding day wouldn't be complete without finding the perfect dress. But what sort of dresses are brides choosing for micro weddings? We find that the overall vibe of micro weddings is more relaxed than big weddings, so feel free to opt for more affordable options like midi dresses, a slip dress, or even a sleek jumpsuit! You don’t have to go all out with your wedding day look, but of course, it’s really up to your personal preference!