MICRO WEDDING is the latest buzz word in ‘wedding world.’ In a nutshell it is an alternative to a full-blown elopement. The definition of elopement is the act or instance of running off secretly. A micro wedding is not that but more an occasion which allows the focus to be on the ceremony attended by your very closest family and friends.
Elopement suits some. Running away in secret to get hitched privately is romantic but it can potentially hurt, disappoint and can cause misunderstandings which is of course is not the intention. However, if you want to keep your wedding small, simple or short and you don’t want to spend a small fortune a micro wedding might be the answer. It is a whole easier to keep sight of your budget when are only 20 versus 150 guests.
A ‘micro’ is simpler in format, relaxed in atmosphere, less stress to organise than a traditional wedding and much easier on the pocket. The whole occasion can no more than 2 hours allowing sufficient time for a meaningful ceremony, photographs to remember the occasion and some celebratory drinks afterwards. By limiting your guest list, the emphasis is on the ceremony and those precious people who are key in your lives whom you want to witness this significant and important event. Not only will you feel more connected with your family and friends but they, in turn, feel hugely honoured and valued.
The whole concept of a micro wedding ‘marries’ (excuse the pun) perfectly with a celebrant ceremony. Bespoke, unique, intimate and inclusive. Here’s a thing, you could rent a beautiful house in your most favourite place and invite only your closest friends and family and get married in the garden or even in the kitchen if that suits you better. You could even keep it a huge surprise for everyone.
Having said that many licensed venues are now offering elopement packages which are, in essence, micro weddings. Our favourite is Bridwell Park.
I’d love to hear your stories of intimate weddings you’ve been part of, or you are planning yourself.