6 Ways to Make your Micro-Wedding Memorable for You and Your Guests
Perhaps one of the best things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the rising popularity of the elopement-adjacent micro-wedding. While elopements tend to be cost-saving solutions for couples looking to spend their dollars elsewhere, micro-weddings can be just as elaborate– and costly– as full-scale weddings. While you don’t have to drop a fortune on your micro-wedding, there are several ways to make the celebration memorable:
Serve the good stuff:
Since you are inviting fewer guests, you have a lot more freedom in terms of the menu. Since you’re not asking your caterer to make dinner for 300 people, you are able to get creative and serve more interesting dishes. Not to mention, with a smaller guest list, you can also serve good wine instead of relying on ‘the house red’. So, go ahead and serve your favourite foods and vino, your guests will remember the meal for years to come!
Pick a unique venue:
One of the many benefits of having a micro-wedding is that you are not limited to large venues. You are able to pick a unique wedding venue that will make your event memorable. For instance, with fewer guests, you could rent a cottage for a weekend and treat your guests to a weekend away from the city.
Splurge on a great photographer:
No matter how small your guest list is, please promise yourself that you will still get a photographer. Wedding photos are something that you will cherish for years to come, and with a smaller guest list, it is likely that your photographer will be able to get beautiful candids from your guests.
Sit family style :
Rather than separating your guests into separate tables, have everyone sit family-style at the same table. This will encourage conversation between people who might not know each other. This will create a memorable atmosphere and make your guests feel at ease and they will enjoy their night.
Hire live music:
A more intimate celebration means you need less volume when it comes to music as well. Nothing elevates the atmosphere of an event more than live music. Give your musician your favourite songs, and have them sprinkle them in throughout the night.
Don’t Forget the dress:
Ah yes, the dress. Just because you are having a micro-wedding, does not mean that you don’t deserve to wear the wedding dress of your dreams! Go with a dress that complements your venue, your overall vibe, and of course, your personality. When you look back on your wedding day, you will be glad that you wore your dream dress.
Having a micro-wedding doesn’t mean you need to play small on the things that matter to you. Creating an event full of thoughtful details will make for a memorable and unique evening.