Getting married is a tremendous occasion. A powerful commitment to someone you love dearly. In short, a wedding is often the most magical, memorable celebration in someone’s life. Micro weddings have become a popular alternative to large weddings in 2021. Do you want to have a micro wedding in 2021? Well, you have stopped in the right place; we are going to share the benefits of having a micro wedding at The Elm Estate.
What is a Micro Wedding?
Are you still unsure what a micro wedding is and how it might be a good option for you? Does the word ‘micro’ imply something less memorable? Less special? The answer: Not at all. Micro weddings–sometimes referred to as intimate weddings–can be profoundly meaningful events. They even offer unique advantages when compared to traditional weddings.
A micro wedding has a more intimate, cozier atmosphere and a smaller guest list (typically between 10-50 people). In addition, by creating a micro wedding, you can focus more on small details to make the wedding more personal, romantic, and a “wow” factor that guests will be talking about for years to come.
Useful things you should consider when planning a Micro Wedding
1. Who are you going to invite?
Whether you are downsizing from your original wedding or just starting the planning phase, don’t let it stress you out. If you don’t know where to start, that’s okay. First, get out a pen and paper. Start by writing down all the people who matter the most to you and your fiancé. You should consider planning a virtual ceremony or reception if you want to include more people but cannot. You can still have an epic wedding while still being small. It’s about getting creative!
2. Money- How much should you spend?
Talking about money is something you should do when planning a wedding regardless of the size. Having a smaller guest count can create room in the budget. The number of guests you invite influences every part of the wedding budget like venue, catering, flowers, favors, stationery—all of it. If a specific wedding investment is a must for you, like having your dream gown, favorite photographer, venue, or tons of flowers, then do it! Having a smaller guest count lets you have more fun with your budget. Read more about wedding budgets in our “Wedding Budget Musts in 2021” blog.
3. Technology is a Solution
We now have technology to connect you with all of your guests. There are excellent platforms like Zoom that can help you out. Now you can live stream with your friends and family even if you still want to keep it small or have to downsize due to COVID-19. Couples can send signature cocktail ingredients to craft beverages and toast to your celebration at home. All your guests want is to be a part of your special day! We recommend if you don’t live-stream your wedding to consider a videographer.
4. A more personal experience
The smaller the wedding, the more time you have to connect with guests individually. Couples who choose micro weddings invite only the closest family and friends that they want to share every moment with. How special does it feel to be a guest included in that?! Planning a micro wedding can be fun, relaxing, and allow you to focus entirely on each other. In many ways, this pandemic has taught couples the beauty of living in the moment together.
With the rise of micro weddings in 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing new trends come to life. Trends for weddings are constantly changing. Here are some trends that we think will happen this year.
- Bold Colors
- Outdoor Ceremony & Receptions
- Smaller Guest Table Sizes
- Mini Hors d’oeuvre
- Single-tier & Mini Cakes
- Weekday Weddings
- Sentimental Tabletops
- Family Style Catering
We know whatever you choose to do for your micro wedding, it will be stunning. Hosting a micro wedding, you will have an intimate celebration with the opportunity to customize details, splurge on something special, and elevate the guest experience. A wedding is a celebration of your love, and everyone deserves their moment to be celebrated! We invite you to have a Micro Wedding at Elm Estate.