A micro wedding is defined as a wedding of around 20-50 guests. Unlike an elopement, it is carefully planned and orchestrated. It also includes the same features as a traditional wedding such as music, dancing, and food. For couples with a small budget, but big wedding ideas, the trending micro wedding could be the solution to your wedding woes. Here’s how less can really mean more when choosing a micro wedding.
The most obvious appeal of a smaller guest list is that it enables couples to spread their budget further. Couples can opt for a more extravagant wedding than if they had invited every acquaintance and family member. With fewer guests, you can afford the sit-down dinner and full bar, incredible photographer, or the designer gown you always wanted. Freeing up more budget also helps immensely with the next item on our list…
No matter what, planning a wedding is stressful. The good news is that this stress can be greatly reduced by scaling down the guest list. A lot of the pressures associated with large weddings, from feeling the need for everything to be executed perfectly, to including traditions that may not necessarily appeal to your style as a couple, are diminished with a micro wedding.
Less means more, and in the case of micro weddings, more venue options. Fewer people to accommodate means you can get married in an adorable cabin, the park where you shared your first kiss, or your family lake house. Your wedding date options will also open up because there are fewer schedules to coordinate. Since there are fewer to provide, guest favor options are numerous and couples are able to be more creative and intentional with them.
If the thought of exchanging vows in front of a large crowd gives you or your significant other anxiety, a micro wedding might be the perfect choice for you. You can feel freer to be yourselves and incorporate inside jokes and meaningful or silly things that you may not feel as comfortable sharing in front of 100 plus people.
Having a small guest list also gives you the ability to visit with everyone, and makes your guests feel special and more connected. You’ll also have more time to dance, cut the cake, and take photos. Most importantly, you’ll have more time with each other on the most important day of your lives.
No matter the size of your wedding, Bradford Catered Events is here to help. Offering customizable menus and over 35 years of experience, we specialize in making weddings unforgettable. Give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or contact us online through our website.