Hello there my friend!
If you’re like most couples planning their big day, you may be in that stage of starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the entire thing. You might have even searched and looked into eloping 😳 but you know darn well your bestie and your mama will be upset if they don’t see you walk down the aisle.
Instead of eloping, which is intended for yourself, your future spouse, and a witness or 2 … why not plan a Micro Wedding?
Education Time: Micro Weddings are also known as a “Minimalist Weddings”, “Intimate Weddings”, or a “Small Weddings”.
Wait “What’s a Micro-Wedding?”
With all the quickly changing fads in the wedding industry, I have noticed that more and more couples are choosing to wed in small intimate and wildly romantic wedding ceremonies known as micro weddings.
This type of ceremony and wedding is typically going to include anywhere from 5 to 20 guests. If you’re looking to stay under the radar and within Covid regulations – you’ll need to keep it to a 12 person guest count depending on the town to which you’re getting married.
It’s truly perfect because it’s intended for you and your immediate family and/or super-close friends only!!!
Though smaller and low-key, a micro wedding isn’t an elopement. You can think of a Micro Wedding as a beautiful cross between an elopement and a big, traditional wedding— and it might just be the perfect compromise to suit your style.
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You’ll Save a Lot of Money
A micro wedding guest list is the easiest way to work within a smaller budget. The fewer people you invite, the less physical space, party rentals, food and drinks, invitations and favors (the list is really endless) you’ll need overall. Plus it means you can splurge on special details that mean a lot to you! Keep reading, I’ll tell you how
You’ll Be Able to Splurge on Things You Really Love
While a micro wedding can definitely save you money, many couples take the micro route in a different direction. They’ll take all the money they’ve saved on certain wedding details (a live band, copious amounts of flowers or a large venue, for example) and pay for expenses that truly matter to them. With a guest list of about 15 of your nearest and dearest, a tropical destination weekend wedding, a designer wedding dress or a decadent brunch at a five-star restaurant becomes much more feasible
It’s an Introvert’s Dream Wedding!!
What’s the point of celebrating this personal milestone if you’re freaking out about being in the limelight the entire time with all eyes on you. Don’t lose sleep over picking your closest 250 pairs of eyes—it’s not worth it. Whether or not you consider yourself an introvert, your dream wedding might be saying “I do” in front of 10 witnesses you adore. Then followed by delicious cake or cupcakes and yummy champagne at your condo.
No pressure, just love. And you should absolutely do it.
You Can Think Outside the Box
A smaller wedding, fewer expectations, and fewer people will allow you to be more flexible and creative. You’re free to change things up—for example, you don’t have to add in the traditional wedding details if you don’t really want to.
Also, a micro wedding will be easier to coordinate, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. You’ll be able to reserve a private room at that top-notch restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. You can fit everyone into your parent’s backyard, an Airbnb, or bring your immediate family and besties up a mountain for a scenic ceremony and picnic lunch.
We service all type of couples and weddings amongst some of the most amazing and romantic locations around Temecula Wine County, San Luis Obispo County, and Paso Robles California … plus we are free to move about the United States for an epic destination micro wedding .
Along with being an “elder millennial” wedding and lifestyle photographer, I’m also a family gal. I’m recently engaged to my best friend of 10 years, mama to a rad teenage daughter (who happens to photograph weddings with me), the owner of (2) cute little pups, and driver of a yellow Dodge Challenger. On non-wedding days, you’ll most likely find me in the gym by 7:30 am getting my cardio on and then hitting up my favorite local San Luis Obispo California hotspots with my fiance, daughter, and friends. Traveling adventures are my jam, there’s no place I won’t go with my camera in hand.