If you’re thinking of planning a small wedding with less than 15 guests, also known as a micro wedding, this blog will be a perfect read!
Micro wedding planning experts
The weddings our award-winning team plan and design range from huge, extravagant weekend wedding affairs through to smaller, more intimate weddings which are equally as fabulous! We’re incredibly fortunate to be hired as a wedding planner by so many different, diverse couples and the range of weddings we plan certainly keeps us on our feet!
Why you should plan a micro wedding!
In this mini-series, we’ll be sharing more information about planning a micro wedding which could be the perfect option if you’re hoping to plan a more intimate wedding celebration with less than 15 guests. We understand that in the current climate, many couples have had their original wedding plans derailed and are therefore hoping to get married on a smaller scale in the near term, and for some, hosting a larger wedding reception at a later date is also an option.
We’ll be looking at why planning a micro wedding could be the perfect option for you and we’ll be sharing lots of wedding planning advice to help you get your plans in place. Today, we’ll clue you up on what a micro wedding is, and share a couple of the major plus points of planning a smaller, more intimate wedding.
So, what is a micro wedding?
A micro wedding may follow a very similar pattern to a larger wedding, so there will generally be a ceremony, followed by a meal and quite often, evening entertainment. Couples planning a micro wedding may not keep all of the traditional features of a wedding, for example, a cake cut or bouquet toss and that’s a-ok with us – we believe in planning your wedding, your way!
However, it’s likely that couples may still want to retain some of the elements from a larger wedding, for example, having a first dance and/or wedding speeches. How you choose to plan a micro wedding is entirely up to you, but many couples choose a micro wedding so that they can host a beautifully relaxed celebration. However, don’t let this fool you! In fact, a smaller wedding can still feel substantial and lavish if that’s what you’re aiming to achieve!
What are the benefits of planning a micro wedding?
One of the key benefits when planning a micro wedding is the potential wedding budget savings. Planning a smaller wedding with a lower guest count will naturally decrease the funds required to produce your wedding, mainly as many venues and suppliers will charge on a per-person basis.
Many One Curious Dream couples have chosen to host smaller, micro weddings but still wish to create a luxurious, quality experience for their wedding guests.
For example, one of our 2019 couples hosted an incredible celebration for just 16 guests in a beautiful house on the North Norfolk coast. Rather than opting for a traditional 3-course wedding breakfast, this couple chose a 10-course tasting menu with locally sourced, luxury produce and fine wines to spoil their wedding guests!
Of course, you don’t have to choose a wedding breakfast (or any element of your wedding!) that’s quite this lavish, but having a lower wedding guest count will certainly open up more options.
It may come as a surprise that there are many wedding venues across the UK who are able to host a micro wedding. Of course, there also other options, such as hiring an amazing country house or air b’n’b to host your micro wedding. As specialist dry-hire wedding planners, we can help you build this style of wedding from scratch so that every single element works perfectly for you.
Planning a micro wedding
Planning a micro wedding can feel much more relaxed than planning a large wedding. Having let go of some of the traditional wedding elements, you can focus your attention on the aspects of your wedding, which are most important to you both, rather than just ‘ticking the boxes’. It generally means the wedding planning process is more relaxed and that you can enjoy planning your wedding! Of course, hiring a wedding planner with specialist experience in micro weddings will undoubtedly help ease any wedding planning worries!
Why a micro wedding might be right for you!
A common concern from couples planning a larger wedding is that they won’t get as much time with each wedding guest as they are hoping – not good! There are essentially two ways to combat this – the first is to go bigger and plan an extended wedding celebration (our weekend wedding planning service is perfect for this), or, go smaller and plan a micro wedding. By hosting a micro wedding with a lower guest count, you’ll undoubtedly have more time to spend with your nearest and dearest.
Later this week, we’ll be looking at more pros for planning a micro wedding, so watch this space!
Thinking of hiring a micro wedding planner?
Please do explore our micro wedding planning service in more detail to find out if this style of wedding could work for you. In the meantime, if you’re thinking of planning a smaller wedding or are interested in hiring a micro wedding planner we’d love to hear from you!
You can reach us on 0800 772 0765 or [email protected] or you can book a complimentary, no-obligation wedding consultation here.