What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is a wedding with less than 20 guests. Being smaller in size, it’s usually cheaper, more relaxed and shorter in length than a traditional wedding day.
It differs from both an elopement and an ‘intimate’ wedding. An elopement is usually done in secret, will be attended by just the couple marrying and two witnesses, and is often a quick and simple registry office ceremony – whereas a micro wedding is a full wedding day, just on a smaller scale.
Why are small weddings popular?
A wedding on a smaller scale most definitely has its benefits; even before the global pandemic, micro weddings have been growing in popularity and there are a number of reasons for this. Many couples are looking for a more relaxed and intimate celebration of their love and commitment to each other with family and friends, whilst still being able to keep all the special and perhaps traditional elements of a larger wedding but on smaller, cheaper and less stressful scale.
Credit: Perfect World Ceremonies)
What to wear?
Are traditional bridal gowns not for you, why not try some incredible tailoring? This outfit by House of Moirai is the perfect balance between adrongeous styling and femine details. We paired a simple ivory cigarette trouser, with a lace bustier, featuring beautiful beading, then this incredible sleeveless blazer to bring the look together. Finished off with our classic Meghan shoes.
Emma Beaumont creates the most beautiful bespoke bridal gowns, and can create something truly beautiful for your special day. If you decide to go ahead with a microwedding, that doesn’t mean you have to wear something plain and simple. Something like Emma Beaumont’s ‘Ruffles’ gown would be perfect. Featuring long sleeves, with delicate beading it’s a stunning bridal dress for a minimony. Paired with our new Juniper shoes, with the organza straps which are a match made in heaven for this dress!
We are beyond in love with this Harriette Gordon bridal gown. Crafted in the most beautiful organza this dress would be perfect to walk down the aisle in. Paired with our George Unicorn shoes and matching handbag (coming soon), which can be worn again and again after the big day. This dreamy dress was kindly loaned via Archive 12 - The super cool Irish Bridal Boutique.
Why not experiment with adding pops of colour to your bridal look? Our Jill Blue shoes in our 7cm heel height are perfect for dancing all night long with your loved ones, and paired with the matching bag (coming soon), you can wear them again after the big day. Jill shoes and bag are worn with this dreamy blazer dress by HOM Bridal.
- Hire a photographer - most photographers will be able to edit or create a bespoke package for a smaller wedding. These photos will be cherished for years to come so it’s definitely still important to capture the day, no matter how many guests will be attending.
- Make the most of technology - It’s likely that you’ll have friends and family members who would have loved to celebrate with you, so if they can’t be there in person on the day, be sure to stream the wedding online so they can be involved.
- Create a personal experience for your guests! With a much smaller guest list, your budget will go down, even if your cost per head increases. You could gift personalised wedding favours or splurge a bit more on the food and drinks for the day.