With the current pandemic, many couples that are in the process of planning their Weddings have had to develop a Plan B. Many are significantly cutting down on their guest list for their big day so they can move forward and embrace the idea of a Micro Wedding. We consider a Micro Wedding a Wedding guest count under 50, but typically between 20-30 guests. Micro Weddings consist of many of the traditional aspects of a Wedding including ceremony, florals, a photographer, and reception, just on a much smaller scale. While not necessarily for everyone, there are plenty of reasons to love a Micro Wedding and why they are great options to pivot your Wedding plans in 2020!
1. More Venue Options
One of our favorite reasons we love a Micro Wedding is how many more venue options are available to you with a smaller guest count. Cutting the guest count from hundreds of people down to maybe 25 or 30 can allow you to consider some venues that would typically be way too small to accommodate a larger group. Having such a reduced guest count can open the door to using more unique and personal venue spaces for your big day. Some of our favorites include your favorite bar or restaurant, art gallery, park, garden, rooftop, or brewery… there are tons of options!
2. More Quality Time with your Guests
Trying to mingle with all your guests can be a tough feat on your Wedding day when there are hundreds of people in attendance. One of the upsides of having a micro Wedding is it allows you to spend more quality time with each and every one of your guests in a way that just isn’t possible when there are hundreds of people. Since you are only including your closest friends and family, you can be more present and celebrate the day in a much more intimate way.
Another upside to having a reduced guest count is that it makes it easier to make your Wedding a more personal experience. Not just for you, but your guests as well. You can add small personal touches to your Wedding day that are meaningful to each of your guests. Some of our favorite ideas are a family picture wall displaying photos of the couple with each of their guests over the years or a personal note from the couple to each guest waiting for them at their seat. We even had a bride who picked out a book she thought each guest would enjoy and gave it to them as their favor! These small details will make a huge impression on your guests and leave them with sweet memories from your big day.
4. More for your Money
With a smaller guest count, the budget you have set aside for your wedding can go much further than with a larger wedding. It can allow you either to have a smaller budget all together and put the money towards something else meaningful in your life, or add a little more luxury to your big day that would be way too costly otherwise. Going a bit smaller on the guest list means you can splurge a little more on your guest experience with things like lavish 5 course dinners, live entertainment, interactive dinner or drink stations or an open bar for the guests.
5. Less Stress
It is no secret that planning a Wedding can be stressful at times, but reducing your guest count can help make not only the planning process a bit easier, but also your Wedding day itself a little less stressful. Planning a Wedding celebration for 30 people is going to be a simpler and less complicated process than a Wedding with 150 people. While some people grow up dreaming of a large Wedding celebration, others are just not as comfortable being the center of attention. For them, a micro Wedding would be a perfect option. Less time stressing and more time enjoying the company of your new spouse and closest friends and family members...sounds like a win-win to us!