Wedding Planning Advice
Why Have A Micro Wedding
22nd October 2020
Micro weddings are nothing new. With the Coronavirus pandemic without doubt, these beautifully intimate days became a much bigger trend in 2020. I am personally a huge fan of these special days and the feel they have. Read on for my top reasons why you should consider a micro wedding.
1. A Micro Wedding Can Make Your Budget Go Further
A small or micro wedding can free up the budget allowing you to really invest in those things that will matter. Put simply, if you invite fewer guests the cost goes down. Minimising the number of guests can allow you to make the whole celebration a luxury experience and a much lower price.
2. It can be less stressful
One of the biggest stresses of planning a wedding is often the guest list. Do you invite the aunt you haven’t seen for years? According to Hitched, the average wedding now has 82 day guests and 103 evening guests. By having just your closest family or friends with you. You no longer have all those RSVPs, dietary requirements and seating arrangements to worry about.
A small wedding of 20 guests simplifies the planning process. Only the things that truly matter and are the most important need to be considered.
3. It’s all about you
Having a micro wedding gives you flexibility. It allows you to get married where you want. Fewer guests mean less work and can help you focus on what matters. You and your relationship. The people who are beside you are those you absolutely want there. By embracing the flexibility that a smaller day brings allows you to really personalise the day.
It is easy with a big bold wedding to forget the little things that truly matter.
4. It’s Easy to Personalise
Having a micro wedding you will often have free reign with your wedding venue. You can implement a vision with the decor that matches your personality. With the planning, you can even mix things up and do things in a different order.
Becca and Tom had an incredible micro wedding. With the fewer guests, they were able to really go to town with their decor. With stunning floral displays by the talented Floral Sistas and hire items from The Little Lending Co. Stunning food from Oyster Catcher catering they really focused on the guest experience.
5. You spend more time with your guests
One of the hardest things at a wedding can often be spending time with your guests. Realistically couples are often lucky to get five minutes per guest to catch up. With a smaller number of guests, you get the chance to talk more with every guest. Some wedding venues will allow you to book in over a weekend. Why not take the chance of having more time with those who mean the most.
Jakhya and Shaun had an epic two days at Ely old Hall. With just 12 guests it made it a really intimate weekend for the couple and their guests.
6. There’s less people looking at you
Without doubt, for some people having a hundred people watch as you make your way down the aisle can be a scary thought. Having to say your vows can cause enough anxiety without the thought of so many people there. Swap that out for less than 20 guests and if you are shy then that may help you feel more comfortable.
There are so many reasons why you should consider having a micro wedding. They have such an intimate feel and I am always truly humbled to be invited as a wedding videographer to one. If you are planning a small wedding then contact me as I would love to have a chat.
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Mike Savory is an award-winning Wedding Videographer from the UK.