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Micro Weddings: What's The Big Deal?

You don't have to elope at the courthouse to keep your wedding intimate or to avoid throwing an extravagant reception. Micro Wedding is the answer a growing number of couples have been looking for--keeping ceremonies small, simple and far from a small fortune!

What Is A Micro Wedding

Weddings with 50 guests or less accounted for 10 percent (or 1 in 10) weddings in 2018, according to The Knot. A micro wedding is an abbreviated celebration of marriage that has only a handful of invited guests (commonly 20 or less), is shorter in duration and is more simple in format, relaxed in atmosphere and less stress to organize. While a Micro Wedding can definitely save money, some couples are ditching the idea that less is more They'll still spend their full budget, opting to splurge on the few guests in attendance.

The Pros

A huge pro you'll gain when opting for a micro wedding is INTIMACY. With the small guest count, you're able to truly savor the moment with your new spouse and still spend quality time with your closest friends and family. The likelihood of you actually EATING and ENJOYING your reception dinner also increases dramatically. Generally, a micro wedding goes for 2-3 hours, just enough time to have a meaningful ceremony, enjoy some drinks, munch on a few heavy appetizers and grab pictures. Larger after parties or receptions at a restaurant often follow. Flexibility is also a key component of the micro wedding. Since it's a smaller ceremony and you are managing fewer logistics, your wedding could be any day of the week at any time.

Is A Micro Wedding for you?

Ask yourself these key questions:

1. How many friends and family would be on your ideal wedding guest list?

2. Would you both feel comfortable in front of that many people?

3. Are you more comfortable with just the two of you, or do you value the idea of having your closest friends and family present?

Having an intimate or large, black-tie or no-tie wedding is COMPLETELY your decision. Don't get lost in worrying about "hurting" feelings if you do decide to trim your guest list to the micro level. Be transparent and relay in the beginning of the planning process that you've opted for an intimate wedding.

Happy Planning!

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