June 18, 2020
What is a Micro Wedding, and is it right for me? By definition, a micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.
Let’s be real, 2020 has thrown us all for a loop, and navigating your wedding has become all the more challenging. Our hearts ache for our couples that have adapted to planning their nuptials through the pandemic. Many of our couples have chosen to push their large festivities until 2021. So we’ve rounded up some ways to have a smaller celebration in 2020 to start your marriage in the way you originally planned. Though federal and state regulations moderate how we can celebrate, we want to still take the opportunity to express your love in front of your nearest and dearest.
Did you have to postpone your wedding? We love the idea of a city hall mini wedding! You may even be able to arrange your civil ceremony on your original wedding date to keep the sentiment of moving forward with your wedding. A small intimate city hall wedding followed by your full-scale wedding celebration in 2021 can take a ton of pressure off you and your significant other.
The more intimate celebration will allow you to infuse more sentiment into the day. From selecting fun wedding attire to spending more one-on-one time with your closest family and friends, you can’t go wrong! You can wear that gorgeous pantsuit you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest or sport something short and stylish. We recommend pairing your mini wedding ceremony with an intimate lunch or dinner with your close family and friends.
Gone are the days of thinking of elopements as a spur-of-the-moment affair. There are endless options for elopements from selecting a beach-front ceremony, to remote locations, to a friend or family member’s property. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, many of our clients have decided to get married at a friend or family member’s home on their original wedding date. Again, this allows you to celebrate your union in 2020 while leaving the big celebration for 2021.
If you’re opting for a ceremony at home, we urge you to lean on your vendor team to help you. We want the ceremony to be just as memorable as you meant for it to be when you thought there would be a hundred more people. Savor the day with the little things, like a bouquet and boutonniere, champagne, and delicious cupcakes. Depending on the size of the space you have to work with, you can include more than a handful of people. If you’re interested in a more robust celebration, you can even secure a caterer for the affair.
If the thought of a ceremony at the courthouse or a small gathering at a family member’s house just doesn’t do it for you, we recommend finding a venue to host your micro wedding. Sometimes you want more than a handful of people to witness your exchanging of vows. Thankfully, several venues will either allow micro weddings for up to 30 people or have packages tailored for micro weddings.
This option allows for the ability to go all out with your ceremony backdrop. Several venues have pre-fixe brunch and dinner menus specifically tailored for micro weddings. Whether you’d like to enjoy a more substantial mini wedding this year and your full-scale wedding celebration in 2021. Or you’d simply like to have one extravagant mini party, this is the way to go!
One thing we cannot stress enough is to hire a professional photographer to capture the festivities. Whether you opt for a celebration on a smaller scale or want to go all out, you’ll want to document this special occasion. The same goes for flowers, you don’t need an elaborate floral design. But, we recommend getting at least a bouquet for the event (unless you want to go all out).
Regardless of what you’d like to plan for, include your wedding planner. We’re here to make sure your wedding journey is meaningful to you. And if you don’t have a planner just yet, this is definitely the time to get one. We all have enough to stress about these days, leave the planning to your favorite pro!
Interested in our package offerings? We can tailor our full-scale planning package down if you are looking to host a micro-wedding! You can find our services here, and if you want to snag some time on our calendar you can contact us through this form here!