Whether the COVID-19 pandemic has altered your wedding plans or you’ve always dreamed of an intimate affair, having a micro wedding in an elegant and less stressful way to celebrate your big day. With your future spouse and closest family and friends by your side, you can celebrate your marriage with all the fun and picturesque romance of a traditional wedding.
What is a Micro Wedding?
As the name suggests, a micro wedding is a small and private affair, unlike an extravagant traditional wedding. Micro weddings, different from elopements, have been around for a long time but have naturally gained popularity due to the coronavirus.
Planning a micro wedding typically induces less stress, and costs less compared to bigger weddings, depending on where you decide to celebrate. However, a micro wedding doesn’t mean you will be deprived of a grand celebration. Any micro wedding can be an elegant wedding, and any dream wedding can be a micro wedding.
Creating a Guest List
A micro wedding should have only a select few guests, so decide early on how many guests you want to invite and stick to the number. To avoid any hurt feelings among friends and relatives, try to be upfront about why you chose an intimate ceremony or reception.
Focusing on the Wedding Party
When it comes to micro weddings, the wedding party typically makes up the bulk of the guest list. With your closest friends or family selected as your bridesmaids and groomsmen, be sure to include them in the planning process. Right from the get-go should communicate your expectations for your big day so they can help you create your vision.
Finding a Dress
Wedding dresses are always the central focus of wedding ceremonies. Whether you are having a micro wedding or an extravagant one, it is your most special day, and you should choose the dress that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful.
A micro wedding means fewer guests, less work, and more savings, so you may be able to splurge a little bit more on your dream dress than if you held a bigger celebration.
Choosing a Venue
You can go wild with your imagination and choose the perfect venue for your micro wedding. From parks and backyards to halls and churches, all work fine for a micro wedding. If you’re planning a micro wedding in the upcoming months, be sure to plan ahead regarding social distancing guidelines and check that the venue has enough space for the guests to spread out.
Alternatively, you can go a bit extravagant with the venue because you will be having fewer guests, so you might have a budget to spend more on the venue. If you’ve always dreamed of a destination wedding, having a micro wedding may make this possible.
Creating Your Menu
A wedding means great food and drinks! But for a micro wedding, it may get tricky to arrange the food and decide on the menu since you’ll have only a handful of guests. To prevent wastage, opt for a planned meal with individual courses rather than buffet-style dining.
Curating the Perfect Aesthetic
With fewer people and typically smaller settings, it’s often easier to create the perfect aesthetic with a micro wedding. From flowers to furniture, you’ll have the freedom to curate every aspect of your venue. With micro weddings, it’s essential that you pay attention to detail to make the affair unique to you and your fiance’s personalities.
A Small Setting for Your Big Day
As you plan your micro wedding, you’ll soon find out that hosting a romantic and memorable wedding has nothing to do with size. The most enjoyable weddings, for brides, grooms, and guests aren’t necessarily the most lavish, but the most authentic. With that in mind, you’ll have the freedom to host the wedding of your dreams—not anyone else’s.