If there’s a buzzword in the wedding industry in 2020, this is it! Microweddings are all the rage right now, and it’s not just due to social gathering restrictions. There are so many reasons to opt for a small, intimate wedding celebration, and here are just a few of them!
But first, maybe we should define what exactly a microwedding is! Simply put, it’s a traditional wedding but on a micro scale in terms of guest list. There’s typically just 10-20 people in attendance, such as your immediate families and BFFs. However, microweddings often have many of the events found at a typical wedding, such as toasts and even special dances. This is slightly different from an elopement, where there are no guests at all.
Here’s a few signs that a microwedding might be perfect for you!
Enjoy a relaxed, stress-free day.
After photographing a few microweddings this year, I’ve noticed that they all have something in common: MAJORLY reduced stress levels! These events are relaxed and laidback, with just your innermost circle in attendance. With large weddings, there’s a certain element of “performance” involved that’s just totally absent at a microwedding.
More bang for your buck.
Head count expenses such as catering and alcohol make up the largest portion of a typical wedding budget, so when your guest count is significantly reduced, you’ll receive major savings! You could use those funds to splurge on upgraded florals, your dream photographer (ahem), or treat your VIPs to custom favors and cocktails.
Ample time for the photos that matter most.
On a wedding day with a large guest list, portrait time can quickly become an afterthought. If photos are really important to you, definitely consider a microwedding! Even though the window of coverage is much shorter, we’ll actually have even more time for photos. Check out this microwedding to see how much we were able to accomplish in just three hours – detail shots, a first look, bride & groom portraits, a ceremony at church, family formals, even more portraits, and reception details!
Even more opportunity for personalization.
At a microwedding, you’re not inhibited by the sheer amount of people you need to fit into a space. That means, if you want to have your wedding in your own backyard, you can totally do it! This is your opportunity to get creative with your venue, details, and other aspects of your wedding that may not be feasible to offer with a 200-person guest list.
Celebrate your love now!
Large events aren’t feasible right now, but that doesn’t mean love is canceled! Let’s be honest. As of now, we don’t really know when we’ll return to “normal”. If you don’t want to wait and you’re just ready to be married, a microwedding might be the perfect compromise between simply eloping and having the big, elaborate wedding you’d dreamed of. For what it’s worth, my couples that have chosen to move forward with microweddings have all said they still had an absolutely perfect day, and that they wouldn’t change a thing! Love really is all the matters – the rest is just details.
I hope this has been helpful! If you’re planning a microwedding and are interested in having me photograph it, send me a message here. Ample fall 2020 & winter 2021 availability remaining, with microwedding collections starting at $1500!