A micro wedding is defined as a wedding ceremony with 50 or fewer guests in attendance. These intimate ceremonies retain the elements of a larger wedding, including a wedding dress, flowers, and decorations. Should you consider having a micro wedding? Let’s look at some of the perks.
In 2021, safety for you and your guests is a big factor thanks to the pandemic of Covid-19. Having a smaller guest list allows for people to maintain social distancing while still celebrating your union. It also restricts the number of people each person will be exposed to. This is one of the main reasons micro weddings have become so popular. In many places there are even mandates against gatherings of more than a certain amount of people. For couples wanting to tie the knot in these areas, a micro wedding can mean the difference between getting married and postponing their wedding to a later date.
Amy & George, Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale, AZ
Some of the most beautiful venues have a limit on the number of guests they can accommodate. If you have your heart set on a certain venue and that venue will only hold 20 people then a micro wedding is the option for you. Having a smaller ceremony really opens up the venue options available to you as well. Restaurants and museums become options as well as a variety of other places. It’s much easier to find an amazing venue when you have a smaller number of guests in attendance.
Ava & Austin, Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale, AZ
Let’s face it. Planning a wedding can be stressful. It can even seem overwhelming at times. Limiting the size of your wedding can cut the stress factor way down. It opens up vendor options to smaller, boutique vendors who might not have the bandwidth to handle a larger wedding. It cuts down on the number of opinions you will have to listen to as you plan. It also makes the day easier to manage overall.
An Indulgent Honeymoon
With most weddings costing upwards of $30,000, a micro wedding is a great way to take a portion of that money and use it for something else. You could take a longer honeymoon or put a down payment on a house with the money you would’ve used for the wedding while still having a deluxe wedding of your dreams.
Rina & Ryan, Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ
This is one of my favorite things about micro weddings. With a smaller, more intimate setting you get to spend quality time with each guest. Your memories of each person at your wedding will be more than just a blur. You can also do things for your guests that you could never do at a larger wedding. For example, you can write a card for each guest or give a nicer than normal wedding favor.
Focus is on the Marriage
A large wedding has the potential to feel more like an entertainment event than a celebration of commitment. With a smaller wedding, there is more focus on the marriage itself. There is something special about pledging your life to each other surrounded by only your closest family and friends. It gives the wedding a very sacred feel.
Rachel & Alex, Private Residence
I’m a Fan
I love weddings of any kind but, I have to say, I am a fan of the micro wedding. If you are in the planning process now and looking for a photographer for your big day, give me a call and let’s chat.