Whether you’ve decided to downsize your wedding because of COVID-19 or you just want to keep your special day intimate, a micro wedding is the perfect compromise between a normal wedding ceremony and reception and eloping. These small nuptials allow you to share your joy with your closest loved ones and enjoy all the traditions of a wedding while keeping your costs in check.
A micro wedding is ripe with opportunities for meaning because it allows you to create cherished memories with every guest, instead of worrying about whether you’ll be able to spend enough time with all your friends and family members. Here are a few ways to ensure your micro-wedding is as special as you want it to be!
Personalize your stationery
With a smaller guest list, it’s easier to add a more personal touch to most aspects of your wedding day. One way you can do that is by handwriting your stationery. If you have a talent for calligraphy, handwritten invitations, place cards and even programs can be a charming addition to your wedding that your guests won’t soon forget.
Choose a venue with significance
A micro wedding frees you up to choose smaller—or even unusual—wedding venues. Did you visit a park on one of your first dates or do you have a favorite restaurant you love to visit? See if you can hold your wedding at one of these places. You can even consider hosting your wedding at your childhood home or in the backyard of a family member. A picturesque backyard wedding makes for an intimate, beautiful occasion.
You can check out my picks for the Top 5 Orlando Wedding Venues and get some great inspiration for your wedding!
Go all out on your favors
If you’re hosting a large wedding, favors can quickly become costly, but with a micro wedding, you can give your guests a little extra and make your favors really special. Consider creating gift bags or boxes with practical items like hand sanitizer and fun items like a small bottle of wine. There are a variety of ways you can create memorable favors that offer your guests fun items to keep from your wedding day.
Hire a live band or musician
Live music is a great way to make your intimate wedding feel even more special. Just keep the size of the band in mind. A large musical group may feel overwhelming in a micro wedding, but a trio or even a single musician can be the perfect accompaniment to your first dance—and help you get the party started for the reception!
Invest in a professional photographer
Just like with a large wedding, photography is not a budget item you want to cut in your micro wedding. Regardless of the number of guests, a professional photographer can capture the special moments of your day and the intimate atmosphere of your wedding. You’ll be grateful to have your wedding photos to look back in years to come, and a professional wedding photographer can provide you with images you will cherish.
If you’re searching around for a professional photographer in Orlando or anywhere in Florida for your micro wedding, I’d love to chat with you! You can reach out to me HERE!
A micro wedding can be just as meaningful and memorable as a large wedding—sometimes even more so! As you plan your micro-wedding, be sure to look for places where you can add significance to the details of your day.