What the heck is a micro wedding? Well in simplest terms, it’s a wedding with right around 50 guests or less usually including immediate family and your super close friends. They are typically very intimate ceremonies and sometimes elopement style weddings that work well if you don’t want the big extravagant wedding day.
With uncertain times and couples not wanting to risk a large group gathering for their wedding, the micro wedding is a perfect option to still share the love with the people that matter the most to you.
I’ve come up with 5 questions to help engaged couples decide if a Micro wedding is the right choice for their big day.
1 Are you interested in doing things a bit differently?
Many couples who choose the Micro wedding approach are fine with doing things a bit different. Skip the large reception hall or the massive guest list and share an intimate ceremony and reception in a place that means something to you as the bride and groom. In the end, capturing these moments of the two of you with the people that mean the most to you is what truly matters anyway.
2 Are you ok with minimizing decor?
Im not saying to get rid of all florals or skip out on the candles, sparkles, and string lights that add to a cozy setting, but try and think of what will make you happy within a certain setting. Then make that a priority and get as much of that as you need for a quick and easy set up. I know so many amazing florists and planners that will work with you to create an intimate and beautiful setting for a smaller wedding gathering. Hit me up for any recommendations.
3 Is a huge bridal party not for you?
I know sometimes its very hard to limit the number of people you want to stand next to you on your big day. But consider this, the people that are your true friends will understand the importance of this moment for you and your partner. Think about having just a best man and maid of honor and have the rest of the crew drink the night away with you later on. They may actually apprecaite just being a guest with no responsibilities and no stress. Just being present and being able to share this day with you means more than you know to your loyal friends and family.
4 Do you admire creativity?
With a limited guest list, the world is yours to play and create as much as you want. A smaller size wedding means you can spend more on the things that really matter to you. Maybe there is an awesome destination you’ve always dreamed of saying your I Do’s. Maybe you want to do a top shelf bar for everyone of your guests or better yet put them all up with an amazing overnight stay someplace special. How about a certain photographer that caught your eye but always thought would be too expensive… When you aren’t paying for 100s of plates and you’re limiting the number of hours, there are so many options to get creative and make your dream wedding come to life.
5 Have you considered an “Adventure Elopement”?
How do you feel about climbing a mountain and getting married at its peak? Or, traveling to an island with pure white sand beaches all to yourselves? What about jumping into a hot air balloon to take you to your wedding destination in a wide open valley full of wildflowers? Or finding a remote waterfall within a beautiful rainforest to share a small intimate exchange of your vows?
The options in the United States alone are endless. Google search US adventure elopements if you don’t believe me. Not only is this a great way to create a special memory starting your lives together, its also a phenomenal way to get some beautiful photography of these epic scenes. If it’s just the two of you and you’re willing to take a few risks stepping outside the typical framework of a wedding day, the sky is truly the limit with what you can make your adventure elopement into.
I know this is a huge decision and possibly one of the biggest choices you will make in your lives. I just hope that this will help you in deciding if a smaller Micro wedding or Elopement is the right selection for you. Know that whatever you choose, the most important aspect of this day is the two of you and your commitment to each other as a couple. Im honored to be the one to capture this legacy and know that no matter what, love will always continue to win in any circumstance life throws at us.
”You'll get the sense that Jonathan does it all- travels far and wide capturing wonderful moments for his clients to cherish always, so I was slightly intimidated initially to call on him to give our nontraditional wedding a portion of his time- but he did not discount our little ceremony by the ocean with just my husband and I. He memorialized our day with vision that only comes with massive creativity and true passion for his craft.The Youngers