Should I consider a Micro Wedding?
Micro wedding. Sign of the times?
So, what exactly is a micro wedding?
A micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They still feature all of the traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.
Let your imagination run wild
With fewer guests comes less people to please, lower budget and more creativity with places to celebrate your marriage. You can rent out cafes, bars, parks, galleries, really anywhere you like and they are already designed beautifully so no need for elaborate decoration and furniture.
It’s easier to find a venue and then tailor your guest list to fit, instead of inviting everyone and then realising you can’t find the right space. If it’s your favourite restaurant, find out the capacity of their dining room, then cut down your guest list until there is space for everyone at the table.
Freedom with the dress code
No matter how big or small your wedding, it’s always special to get dressed up in attire specifically for the occasion. It doesn’t have to be a full on wedding dress and three piece suit affair, just something special. Your grandchildren will look back at the photos 50 years from now and say how amazing you both looked.
Document the day
No matter how small your wedding is, please, please hire a photographer. You’ll want to document this day, no matter what. But that doesn’t mean you need an eight hour package and a second shooter. A smaller guest list also means a smaller shot list, so talk to your photographer about creating a custom package for a shorter amount of time.
All the details
You don’t need a cake for 50 people, so get creative with your local bakery or favourite sweet shop instead. Your local florist, who might specialise in single arrangements instead of bouquets and floral arches, is a great resource for a smaller table.
The little touches
Write handwritten notes to every guest to place at their seat, or consider hand-painting each invitation instead of having them printed. It’s much easier to add those really special touches for 12 people than it is for 200.