If you’ve postponed your wedding because of COVID-19 (we feel your frustration, sadness, confusion, want to scream into a pillow type of emotions), there are still many reasons to celebrate and throw a smaller party with all the festive glitz and glam. Shifting to a smaller wedding allows you and your fiancé to tie the knot while keeping your guests safe and healthy.
This is the perfect time to downsize your guest list and stretch your wedding wish list all while following social distancing rules and regulations. Turn your lavish wedding dream into a reality, while only sacrificing that huge guest list.
This intimate celebration includes a ceremony and/or reception with less than fifty total family members and friends—more frequently ten or fewer guests. Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to a wedding. A micro wedding allows the bride and groom to gather and splurge with an intimate group, while stressing less due to the many moving parts of coordinating a wedding with 300 guests. Believe me, cutting down your guest list does not mean a smaller party.
Now that you have a smaller total gathering in one spot for your wedding (though I highly recommend getting some love-ones in on the fun virtually for part of the night), you can add a lot of stunning touches that reflect the two of you and your journey together.
A picture wall of you and your partner throughout your relationship
Décor that fits your personality and creates a beautiful space
Extra lights and sparkle to highlight the reception, your ceremony, or the head table
You can even hold your ceremony at a location perfect for the two of you! (like a sandy beach!)
A custom backdrop for your wedding and/or reception
Unique centerpieces showing off where you and your partner have traveled, favorite flowers, or depicting your favorite movies! (Who hasn’t watched all of the movies on Netflix during quarantine?)
Custom glassware for you and your guests
Design your own wedding logo to print on invitations and place settings
A non-traditional or custom guest book
With fewer people attending your grand celebration, you can make your wedding absolutely gorgeous without breaking the bank.
Print fewer invitations
Order super fancy wedding invites/save the date from Minted (Check out their amazing gold, rose gold, and silver pressed and stamped letters!)
Purchase fewer chairs and table covers
Splurge on wedding favors for your guests rather than small tokens for a hundred or more people
Pamper yourself to a spa day before hand
Buy that designer wedding gown you’ve had your eye on for months
Go big on a gift for the person you will be sharing vows with on your special day
Treat yourself (and your partner with their very own book of your photos) to a boudoir session
Serve decadent appetizers
Hire a personal chef for the evening so your guests can indulge in a scrumptious meal
Work with top of the line vendors to capture memories (aka a fabulous photographer, like myself), provide entertainment, and keep the fun going so you don’t have to
Decorate your ceremony location and reception with elegant flowers
Say yes to that fully stocked, free bar for you and your guests
Special heirloom photo album, wall art, and/or loose prints to cherish after your micro wedding
Save that money for an epic honeymoon! (When it’s safe to travel of course.)
With the help of a fantastic photographer, making memories with a smaller group of people will be stress-free and fun to reminisce and tell stories while looking at wedding photos down the road. Chatting with your family and friends for more than two minutes is a lot more manageable during a micro wedding as well.
See and talk to all your guests at your own, leisurely pace
Spend some quality time away from your guests even, by sneaking away for some time with your newlywed sweetheart
Enjoy the venue of your ceremony and reception more without the bustle of a large wedding
If you traveled for your wedding, see the sights (wear a mask!)
There are many benefits to a micro wedding. Family members, vendors, and you can benefit from some happiness and a big-hearted celebration right now. Your love cannot be postponed due to a virus, so chat with me about your micro wedding; we’ll make it happen!