Small and intimate is the way to go
Mini weddings, also known as micro weddings, have steadily grown in popularity over the last few years. Covid has left a lasting impression on the world and started a few trends that have now grown into a new acceptable way of doing things. And micro weddings are no exception.
Traditionally, weddings were lavish occasions, filled with fun and sparkle and joy. And of course, you invited everyone you knew. Then came Covid and the world shut down. As it slowly started to open again, a few things changed. Firstly, group gatherings were only allowed if they were small. Secondly, after a long lockdown, most people were under financial stress. And thirdly, lockdown and the scare of losing people made more and more people aware of who is important to them and who are less important.
The end result? Small, intimate weddings with only the most special people invited. The birth of the micro wedding.
So if you are considering getting married with only a handful of people, how would you go about it? Let us tell you how.
Compile a list of your nearest and dearest and have your partner do the same. With these types of small weddings our advice would be invite the parents, any siblings, your best friends, and grandparents if you are lucky enough to still have them. If you are not close to your family, invite your group of friends. Usually, a micro wedding has about 20 guests, including the bridal couple. So, if you want to have a mini wedding, choose wisely 😊
Choose a venue that is as small and intimate as your guestlist. Guesthouses, bespoke venues and even private homes are perfect for these types of celebrations. If you would like to get married in a more traditional church or chapel, you can book that independently from the venue. Or you can have the ceremony in the garden, or any other place in the venue suited for it. The benefit? This option might be the biggest saving you can have.
When there is only a limited number of guests, there is also a limited number of dietary considerations that you need to keep in mind when planning your menu. This gives you a better chance to design a menu that is perfect for you and your partner. You can even choose all of your favourite foods!
This one is up to you, but when you opt for an intimate wedding you might have a bit more money to spend on getting the dress of your dreams. Or, because you are opting for a more informal celebration, you can get away with choosing something less expensive that you might even be able to wear again!
No matter your reason, choosing a micro wedding can be as special, if not more, than having a large scale celebration. In the end, you need to do what is best, and feels most natural, for you as a couple. And no matter your choice, you need to enjoy the planning process and have the best day on the actual wedding day.
If you need help planning your wedding, no matter how big or small, contact us today for a coffee and a quote.