Intimate weddings are a trend that is
growing quickly spurred on from the recent pandemic,
but it’s so much more than just saving money.
So what exactly is a micro wedding I hear you say? Well the trend for having a micro wedding is growing; even before Covid-19, micro weddings were becoming increasingly favoured, so if you’re looking for a small wedding with a focus on intimacy, love and commitment rather than keeping up with the Jones’ it could be the right option for you.
What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is a wedding with less than 20 guests. It’s smaller in size compared to a typical wedding so it’s usually cheaper, more intimate and has a shorter duration.
It’s different from an elopement as an elopement is usually done in secret at a location of choice. For example running off to the highlands in Scotland and getting married up a mountain, just the two of you and a couple of witnesses. A micro wedding is a full wedding day, just on a much smaller scale. Although it would still be fully planned with wedding suppliers involved.
Some benefits to having a micro wedding is that it doesn’t have to include all the elements of a ‘traditional’ wedding day, like the first dance or speeches . A micro wedding will always have a ceremony and a reception, but can be whatever the couple decides to do. For example, an outdoor ceremony on the beach followed by a barbecue or a woodland style wedding in the forrest followed by a dance and meal in a beautiful tipi.
Advantages to having a micro wedding.
Less stress... Did you know that the average wedding typically has around 80 guests during the day and 100 evening guests. Planning an event of that size can become extremely stressful as you will be involving multiple suppliers, planning seating arrangements, chasing RSVP’s and making sure that there is enough food, drink and entertainment for everyone.
A small wedding of up to 20 guests is often much less stressful as you mostly have your closest friends and family and concentrate more on your love for each other.
A micro wedding is perfect for some couples who don’t like the idea of being the centre of attention, others may want their day to be very personal and meaningful. It’s all about how you want your wedding to be and not about pleasing everyone else.
Having a smaller wedding doesn’t mean having to compromise on style though. You can still have a beautiful wedding that’s on a much smaller scale but is big on style and atmosphere.
Budget... Less guests, means more budget and it is probably the most obvious advantage to having a micro wedding. With the smaller headcount, your budget can go further and can be spent on perfecting the finer details if you wish to. Examples such as having a live band at your wedding. Another big perk is having the funds to have an amazing honeymoon! Go big or go home. Splurge on a first class ticket or choose a location more exotic that you will be able to create even more amazing memories.
Reduce the guest list... You won’t feel obliged to invite the coworkers who annoy you, your great Auntie Nelly who you’ve only met once in your life, your grandma’s bingo pals (we know your sad about that one).
More time… The most wonderful part of a smaller wedding is that you have more time to spend with your family and close friends, to enjoy the food and drink, enjoy the entertainment and most importantly more time for each other. If you are having a micro or an intimate wedding in the U.K. and are looking for a couple of awesome photographers to capture your day, please feel free to send us a message. We love to talk all things wedding!