In the last few years, there has been the growing trend of holding small weddings. Large scale celebrations with a high number of guests are in fact being replaced by intimate ceremonies, romantic getaways and micro-weddings.
What exactly is a micro-wedding?
Keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about this trend,
it might indeed be what you are looking for!
A micro-wedding is any ceremony or wedding reception with less than 50 guests in total. This is the perfect solution for those who see their special day as something intimate, to be shared only with their closest friends and family members.
To better understand the lines that characterize micro-weddings, we should to talk about two other popular trends: minimonies, introduced following the pandemic linked to COVID-19, and elopements.
A minimony is literally a mini ceremony. Unlike micro-weddings, this type of celebration is focused only on a moment of commitment, shared with up to 10 guests. This is a solution created to honor the original wedding date and save the wedding plan hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.
An elopement is a ritual sometimes done in secret in a faraway place, in which only spouses and witnesses take part, smaller and simpler than a micro-wedding.
Think of a micro-wedding as something in between a large scale, traditional wedding and an elopement. It is a complete celebration, from the ceremony to the reception, designed and planned in detail according to tradition but applied on a smaller scale. Like an elopement, this rite is for those who prefer an informal event where the romantic side is key, marked to create a unique experience for the couple.
Indeed, the micro-wedding can take any form the bride and groom wish, down to the smallest detail. Yes to smaller weddings but without sacrificing quality and style!
There are many benefits in holding micro-weddings, here are some of them.
- With a small number of guests, you can dedicate the extra budget to enhance the spectacular side of the happiest day of your life. Unleash your imagination with personalised touches that can make your wedding day truly unique and memorable.
From a decorative point of view, you can create crafty, hand-written menus, use petals or natural elements as placeholders, display plenty of flowers and luxurious candles to give color and liveliness to the environment and add creative lighting such as lanterns or fairy lights.
You can also choose spectacular forms of entertainment such as belly dancers and fireworks. With regards to food & beverage, you can opt for an upgraded menu or add original items, such as cupcakes or macarons in lieu of the classic wedding cake, as well as creative cocktails based on your taste.
- The smaller number of guests will allow you to make the wedding day more relaxed and less stressful. You will have the opportunity to interact with each of your guests and spend a truly joyful time together, without feeling the pressure to “entertain” everyone.
The hustle and bustle of big events will be replaced by an intimate, informal and familiar atmosphere.
- You will have a wider choice of glamorous and original locations where to set your micro-wedding. Explore unusual venues such as cafés, theatres, galleries, gardens and wine bars, intimate and meaningful places for your love celebration.
This type of non-traditional sites will give you the opportunity to be creative and to transform the location in the perfect setting for your wedding.
With a micro-wedding you can think out of the box and explore endless possibilities, taking advantage of unusual themes, where the only limit is your imagination!
A micro-wedding is possible only if the guest list is short. You don’t know how to reduce it? Use this practical trick by Jove Meyer Events: take a look at text messages and calls and invite only the people you’ve talked with in the last three months. We speak to those who matter most to us.