Micro weddings are nothing new. I filmed my first one in 2016. Emma and Michael had just 13 guests at their Norfolk wedding. They really became a trend when the UK government announced that small weddings could go ahead after the lockdown in July 2020. Many couples were, however, left wondering if they should stick or twist. For many, the idea of trying to scale down your plans may be a scary thought. You might fear that a small wedding wouldn’t live up to your dreams. Honestly, all of the mini weddings I have filmed have been incredible.
In 2017 I filmed Jo and Dave’s wedding day at Cley Windmill in Norfolk. Without a doubt, this was about as intimate as it gets. Jo and Dave drove down to their Norfolk wedding venue from Derbyshire with just their mums. After the ceremony, we took a walk around the village of Cley and captured an amazing film.
What is a Micro Wedding?
Micro weddings are recognised as a wedding of fewer than 20 guests. Having a small wedding with fewer guests normally means that it saves money and time in the planning stages. They also tend to be a shorter day and, in my experience can have a very special feel. With only your closest family and friends on hand.
A micro wedding is different from both an elopement and an intimate wedding. An elopement normally involves a couple “running away” in secret with just their witnesses. It is often a simple quick ceremony. Yes, it could be just the couple and witnesses but it’s normally planned as a complete wedding but on a smaller scale. Intimate weddings normally are described as having between 30 and 60 guests.
With having a small wedding you can choose to follow the traditions or go rogue and plan something a little bit different. They are perfect for couples who want to do things their way and have a relaxed day. Whatever direction you choose to go if you are having a smaller wedding I would love to have a chat about being your micro wedding videographer. Contact me to find out more.