Good morning to our lovely Weddings by One Curious Dream blog readers! The sun’s shining, and it’s a beautiful day, and you could almost be fooled into thinking the world had gone back to normal! Sadly, we’re still amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world of weddings has changed for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to plan stunning weddings for our amazing wedding planning couples!
For our regular wedding blog readers, you’ll know that we’ve started a mini-series all about planning a micro wedding – e.g., a smaller wedding with less than 40 guests, you can read our first wedding blog post all about micro weddings here.
Today, we’re going to chat about a couple of other significant benefits to planning a smaller, micro wedding so if you and your beau are considering a more intimate wedding; this one is for you!
In our previous micro wedding blog post, we shared just a couple of the key benefits of planning a smaller micro wedding. Firstly there are potential cost-saving benefits for your wedding budget. Secondly, the wedding planning stages are likely to be more enjoyable and thirdly that you’ll get to spend more time with your guests on your wedding day.
Did you also know that planning a micro wedding means you’re likely to have much more freedom with how you personalise your day? At One Curious Dream, our team of top wedding planners always tell our clients that you should plan ‘your day, your way’ and this is just as important when planning a micro wedding, if not, more so!
Unlike a traditional UK wedding venue, where it’s very likely that you’ll purchase an all-inclusive wedding package which includes the wedding venue hire, the wedding breakfast, a wedding drinks package and often a DJ and wedding venue dressing, planning a micro wedding, particularly in a dry-hire wedding venue, means you can truly design a day that is entirely unique and personal. So, throw out the traditions if you don’t want them as with smaller numbers, there’s often less expectation that your wedding will follow the standard wedding format – hooray to that!
Secondly, you’ll have complete freedom to determine the timeline and schedule for the wedding day. Again, lots of wedding venues offer a fixed format for the weddings they produce and will advise you to adhere to their strict timings. When planning a micro wedding, you can take your time and relax on the wedding day.
We’ve seen some beautiful examples of this at One Curious Dream weddings, for instance, post-dinner speeches have taken longer so that other key members of the bridal party or other guests can share a few celebratory words. Unplanned and unscripted, but beautifully sincere and an excellent way to allow other guests to engage with your day. So, cherish that freedom that a micro wedding offers!
Later this week, we’ll continue to look at the pros for planning a smaller wedding and then exploring why this style of wedding might not be quite right for you either!
In the meantime, if you’re planning a wedding and are looking to hire a wedding planner, our team of professional wedding planners would love to hear from you! Whilst we work predominantly across London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex, we do travel further afield to plan incredible weddings throughout the UK, so please do get in touch to chat through your ideas and find out how we work our magic!
You can reach us on 0800 772 0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org