Why you should consider a micro wedding

What Is a Micro Wedding and Is It Right For You?

With the uncertainty of the world currently many couples are beginning to panic about their wedding and wonder if they will be forced to postpone or cancel their upcoming nuptials.

If your wedding is within the next three months this could leave many couples without wedding insurance facing a huge loss of income.

My advice to couples? Consider a micro wedding as an alternative.

This tradition has been around long before the dreaded C virus took hold but it's something that could now be a lifeline to many couples.

So what exactly is a Micro Wedding?

It's a wedding with less than 20 guests.

Being smaller in size, it’s usually cheaper, more relaxed and shorter in length than a traditional wedding day.

It differs from both an elopement and an ‘intimate’ wedding. An elopement is usually done in secret, will be attended by just the couple marrying and two witnesses – where as a micro wedding is a full wedding day, just on a smaller scale and with less risk to your close family and friends.

The advantage of a micro wedding is that it can include all the components of a ‘traditional’ wedding day, like exchanging vows, giving rings, cutting a cake or enjoying a first dance but it doesn't have to include them all and can be created specifically for you.

A micro wedding will always have a ceremony and a reception, but can allow you to think outside the box. How about holding the ceremony in a family member's back garden and hosting a family BBQ for the reception.

Or how about having a ceremony at your local pub or favourite restaurant in their beer garden, or by their roaring fire, and all indulging in some delicious food and spending time with your loved ones celebrating in the late afternoon.

Bonus tip : You can even get someone to video the ceremony and stream it live to Facebook so extended family and friends can watch.

Why would you consider a micro wedding?

1 - It's relaxed.

There's not 200 eyes all on you and the pressure to have a spectacular event that lives up the magazines ideas of a perfect wedding. Just you, your partner and a small selection of your loved ones.

2 - It's cheap.