The Personal | The Practical | The Pretty - Micro Weddings
2020 has been a year for making us think outside the box and take on challenges in wedding planning that were never expected but it has also graced us with the ability to get creative and realise what matters.
Many think of a micro wedding as a small wedding, smaller than an intimate wedding, maybe 20 people or less but we think a micro wedding means you have the power to define it. It is a lot more than a number; it is a mindset and the intimacy and flexibility are why we love them and why we think you will love them too! If you’re considering simplicity, we’ve listed some of the reasons to consider a micro wedding below;
Micro weddings forgo tradition and wedding expectations, they allow the opportunity for a couple to do what they want personally to represent the day they say, “I do”. For example, some foodie couples like to get the catering or cake provided by their favourite restaurant or bakery. Adventure type couples also love that they will have more time for photographs meaning they can plan something fun like a trip to their favourite local places for photos and maybe even a scavenger hunt for guests! Adrenaline seeking newly weds could also plan a fun adventure for them and their guest as entertainment such as a boat or a helicopter ride. Also making these occasions so personal is the couple’s ability to celebrate with each and every person that attends rather than feeling to need to mingle around a large number of people.
The biggest reason many are turning to smaller weddings is obviously the cost. By scaling back on numbers, you save money on food, venue, supplies and more. A lot of venues now also cater for smaller weddings and can advise you on how to start planning. Check with potential venues as many now offer packages specifically tailored to intimate celebrations. When it comes to the guestlist, often couples can feel pressure on who to invite, or even sadness due to those who can’t make it from abroad. A micro wedding means that you can get married with your nearest and dearest then perhaps celebrate down the line with the rest of your loved ones. For example, some people stream their wedding to those who can’t be there, while others arrange a party for another time.
Overall trends towards minimalism and simplicity are fuelling the shift toward smaller weddings. Having fewer guests and maybe more options or budget for décor means you can be more creative and really add those personal touches. From floral designed alters and outdoor lit ceremonies to gorgeous rustic long table settings and a photo prop flower wall the opportunities are endless, and the choice of a micro wedding allows you to play around with the pretty stuff! Speaking of pretty stuff, a micro wedding also tends to bring out inspiring wedding fashion that breaks a traditional white dress as some couples like to spend the extra cash on dressing how they like and showing their personality through their choice of wedding wear.