If you’re thinking about planning a micro wedding then today’s wedding blog will be the perfect read for you!
It’s no surprise that in the current climate, even with restrictions lifting, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty about the shape of future weddings this year.
After several attempts to get married, many couples are now choosing to plan a smaller wedding to stand the best possible chance of their wedding plans coming to fruition. For many couples, a micro wedding simply won’t be feasible, but if you are wondering whether a more intimate wedding could be a possibility, here’s a little info to help you explore this option.
More people are planning a micro wedding!
As a multi-award-winning wedding planner working across the UK, I’ve seen an influx of couples who are happy to proceed with planning a smaller wedding. Whilst this may not have even been a consideration pre-covid, the popularity of the micro wedding has increased dramatically.
Keep in mind that small doesn’t mean less beautiful and quality doesn’t need to be compromised just because you decide to cut the guestlist! We’re particularly spoilt in the UK with many smaller venues for weddings available, ranging from beautiful outdoor spaces to host a stunning garden party through to beautiful hotels and many couples are even choosing to host a marquee wedding at home.
Is a micro wedding cheaper?
The answer is possibly! Whilst a reduction of guest numbers will see significant savings on a price per head basis, lots of couples are still going big with their plans. I’ve had couples who have chosen to host extended dining celebrations, so rather than a traditional 3-course wedding breakfast, they’ve upped the course to 10+, giving a luxury fine dining feel across a number of hours. What’s not to love?
Many couples are still apportioning large sums to styling and design so that guests have a magical, elevated experience. So in principle, a micro wedding can of course be cheaper, but with a focus on quality rather than quantity, this may not result in significant cost savings.
A micro wedding offers flexibility
Did you also know that planning a micro wedding means you’re likely to have much more freedom with how you personalise your day? I always tell my wedding planning 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 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!
A micro wedding is rulebook-free!
Secondly, you’ll have free reign 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.
I’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!
Hire a micro wedding planner!
In the meantime, if you’re planning a micro wedding and are looking to hire a wedding planner to support you through the process, I’d love to hear from you! You can reach me on 0800 772 0765 or [email protected] or book a free, no-obligation consultation here.
With wedding planning studios in London and Norwich, I am a multi-award-winning wedding planner in the UK.
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