Micro weddings became popular last year when numbers allowed at venues and churches were restricted. They continue to be be popular this year as covid-19 rules remain in place for now and we’re sure they will be popular going forward as they can create an intimate, more personal and exclusive day.
In this, our latest blog, we tell you a bit more about micro weddings and their benefits.
What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is a wedding with less than 20 guests. Being smaller in size, it can cost less, be more relaxed, and shorter than traditional weddings.
Micro weddings are different from elopements and an ‘intimate’ weddings in that an elopement is usually done in secret, and is only attended by the couple and two witnesses and an intimate or small wedding is generally considered to have between 30 and 60 guests.
Micro weddings are even smaller than this, usually with under 20 guests.
Micro weddings can still feature time-honoured wedding traditions but on a much smaller scale but often, couples twist traditions and get creative in ways that you can’t with larger events.
Benefits of a Micro Wedding
It’s All About You
With fewer guests you have less work, fewer people to please, and planning and be so much simpler and less stressful.
You can have only people you absolutely want to be there and create the experience you want yourselves and your guests.
You can do it your way on your terms.
You can make the most of your budget
When you reduce the number of guests at your wedding, the cost naturally goes down. Having fewer people on your guest list may also allow you to stretch your budget further. Minimising on guests gives you an extra excuse to splurge on exciting extras such as your dresses and accessories.
It’s better for you and your guests!
At a big wedding, you will be lucky to get five minutes to speak to your guests. With a smaller number, you can spend e quality time celebrating with the people you love in an intimate setting, making your day even more special.
You can pick an more interesting venue
A micro wedding also means you can be more playful with your venue. Less people to fit into a space opens up your options to unique spaces that are inaccessible to larger weddings. Examples include a private room at a fancy restaurant or an outdoor ceremony on a beach or in woodland. If you hire a celebrant, you can pretty much hold your wedding anywhere as you are unlimited by numbers!
Also, there are venues which specialise in micro weddings. These are often exclusive-use venues that offer multi-day hire meaning a wedding day can become a wedding weekend with your loved ones. You will also have free rein to transform the décor and create the atmosphere you want.
It’s an incredible wedding experience
Micro weddings do not mean you have to cut corners! A smaller wedding and fewer expectations allows you to be more flexible and creative. You can splurge on a top of the range food and drink and treat yourself to your dream dresses or have an extra flower girl or bridesmaid. You can have the best champagne, beautiful decor and plan an amazing honeymoon for when you can travel again! What you are saving on guests can go into over areas of your wedding to create an unforgettable experience.