The definition of a Micro Wedding indicates a wedding with no more than 20 guests.
This is different to an Intimate Wedding, which generally falls into the 30-60 guest count.
Making the decision to have a Micro Wedding, may be a difficult one for you and your partner.
For some couples, the Micro Wedding is absolutely perfect and the plan all along, but other couples may be considering it due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by Coronavirus.
So, I’ve put together my 5 top tips to rocking your micro wedding, what the benefits are and how to deal with the cons.
There may be a misconception that a micro wedding can’t be like a ‘normal’ wedding.
I’m here to set the record straight! A Micro Wedding, can be whatever you want it to be! It’s just a smaller version!
And with a smaller guest count, comes some benefits!
You’ll have heard me say many times that guest numbers directly impacts the overall spend of a wedding.
By reducing your numbers, you can save significantly on your wedding budget! Everything from décor, food, stationery, to name but a few, will immediately become a lower spend.
If your plans are to reduce a wedding you’ve already started to arrange, it could also mean that the money saved can go towards something you may have compromised on previously.
For more information, check out my blog on managing a wedding budget!
Wedding planning takes time! And, it can be incredibly stressful!
Imagine how much easier your life will become when you’re not having to chase RSVP’s, menu choices and decide on where to sit everyone!
A micro wedding can offer a much more relaxed planning journey.
If the idea of saying your vows in front of a load of people, half of which you may not know particularly well, fills you with dread, a micro wedding may be the perfect solution.
The limited numbers of guests means there’s less eyes on you and usually means, only your nearest and dearest will be witnessing the ceremony.
It’s true that a restricted guest list does mean there will be people who don’t make the final cut, and there’s every chance they’ll take it personally.
So, how do you go about approaching this sensitive subject? Here’s my suggestions:
With only 20 guests, only your nearest, dearest and most loved will make the cut.
With reduced numbers comes reduced spend, meaning that some money could be spent on indulging, spoiling and personalising the wedding day experience for your guests.
Small doesn’t mean it won’t be memorable, and your guests will always remember how they felt on the wedding day from a personalised experience.
Micro weddings can be a smaller version of a traditional wedding day, but there’s usually a lot more freedom, and if you prefer to ditch the traditions then this is the perfect chance to do so!
You may decide a wedding cake isn’t needed for 20 guests, so there’s no need for a cake cutting! You may choose a dark green jumpsuit over a traditional wedding gown! And there’s less people to question you over it!
Whatever it may be, there’s scope and flexibility for you and your other half to include the moments you’d like and ditch the rest!
The smaller guest count offers a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to choosing your venue.
Unlike larger weddings, where you may be trying to cram in every great aunt, family friend and second cousin, twice removed, the reduced head count offers flexibility in your venue choice.
And there’s so much choice out there! From narrow boats, to tree houses, the wedding can happen in a place that is perfect for you and your partner!
Check out ‘Petite Weddings‘ – a venue directory specifically for small weddings and elopements.
It’s absolutely perfectly acceptable to go big on your small wedding, with your décor, menu, and attire to name a few!
It’s your wedding and if dining in style is your thing, absolutely go for it!
Your wedding day, whether it’s big or small, is fundamentally about you and your other half.
I believe that a wedding day should be your way! But it can be tricky when people close to you share their opinions on the matter.
The beauty of a smaller guest list, is there’s less people to ‘please’.
It doesn’t matter if your Great Aunt Edna thinks your hair should be down, because she won’t be there to comment!
You’ve been strong enough to keep your guest list down, so go ahead and have the wedding of your dreams!