Small is the new big. Luxe white weddings with six-figure budgets are making way for low-digit guest lists and intimate ceremonies. And it’s no wonder why, with benefits like fewer guests to wrangle and the freedom to put your money where your heart is.
Maybe you want your wedding to be about creating memories with the most important people in your lives, and none of the stress that can come with planning a “Big Day”.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of ditching tradition and going down the tiny wedding route.
Keep the guest list small
It sounds obvious, but it can be more challenging than you think. Start with the 10 most important people in your lives as a couple. If that doesn’t cover it, allow 5 more. Don’t just include people because they would be upset if they weren’t invited. Instead ask yourself, “Would I be sad if they weren’t there?”
A small guest list is also one of the easiest ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your wedding.
Image by Sandra Henri Photography
Choose a unique location (because you can)!
With less people, it’s easier to be flexible. Go beyond the traditional wedding venues and think about your favourite bars and places that mean something to you as a couple, like the park where you had your first kiss, or the restaurant where you had your first date. Sometimes the most untraditional places are where you’ll get the best photos.
Consider a destination wedding
Get on a plane and travel somewhere you and your partner have always wanted to go together. Take your favourite people with you and have the kind of wedding you would never have been able to with a hundred people in tow. Read about Kat and Tarquin’s Las Vegas micro wedding.
Save your cash for the things that matter most
Keeping your wedding small means you don’t have to spend big on common wedding inclusions like a large venue or catering for distant relatives and friends of acquaintances. Micro weddings empower you save your funds for the things that make your heart sing, like the perfect floral arrangements, a stunning handmade dress or a set of story-telling wedding rings you can enjoy every day of your married life. Read about 6 worthy things to splurge on instead of a big white wedding.
Need an engagement ring?
Micro wedding or not, we’d be happy to help. Best of all, it’s usually a fun, easy and stress-free process. Because if you don’t want the stress of a big white wedding, why should the ring design process be any different?