As more and more restrictions are lifted, we’re seeing weddings and events pop up everywhere! One trend from this past year that we see sticking around is Micro Weddings.
Micro weddings have 50 guests or less, but lose none of the sparkle and fanfare that a larger wedding would have. Couples quickly realized that inviting fewer people meant more opportunities for meaningful conversations and truly being able to embrace the moment.
Our tips for hosting a micro wedding:
1. Make your first-round guest list, then reduce it in size if needed to get to the 50-ish mark.
Have 55 on your list? We can work with that! To make this easier for you, stick to inviting just your immediate family members and closest friends. With the pandemic still active, people will be more understanding of your shorter guest list.
The upside of a smaller guest list is that you can save on your budget, and have more options for venues. There are several wedding venues in the US for intimate weddings. Another plus side is that you won’t be worrying so much about travel itineraries, accommodations, etc. Making it simpler means just that – less complicated planning.
2. Consider the smaller guest list when looking at venues.
We want to find something that is personal and inviting. As we’ve mentioned, there are a lot of wedding venues in the country that are perfect for intimate celebrations. You can even hold the ceremony and reception in one place – which makes it more economical and less of a hassle for you and your guests. Keep in mind your guest count, as well as your bridesmaid/groomsmen count, so you’ll have some idea of the number and size of dressing rooms/additional rooms you need. More importantly, don’t forget to inquire about the health protocols required in these venues. That way, you can inform your guests ahead of time to prepare.
Get more tips on selecting wedding venues here.
3. Go big on the menu!
With a smaller guest list, you have room to make those more luxurious choices. Of course, it’s still best to ask your guests about their food restrictions to be on the safe side. With a smaller headcount, this is possibly easier to handle for the caterer, as well. For cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and appetizers can still be passed around as commonly done. This time, there will be a more conscious decision to keep them plated individually and served bite-size for health safety.
Having a beautifully landscaped table arrangement and florals are very welcome in micro weddings. Now, you have more room to splurge on the details that make your affair more personalized and unique. You can incorporate more personality into the reception decor and edible wedding favors as you are only dealing with a smaller crowd.
We partner with trusted caterers and wedding vendors to deliver the kind of wedding menu and reception you wish for.
Smaller events add a touch of warmth, meaning, and character to it. As you will be inviting only the people closest to your heart, it really is more meaningful.
Elevated Style Events makes sure to help you envision, plan, and execute this one major decision for your wedding preparation. Our team understands how this can be an overwhelming yet exciting part of gearing up for your dream wedding. We are committed to giving our clients the utmost satisfaction and quality of service for your most-awaited lifetime celebration.
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