Micro Weddings: A Memorable & Intimate Wedding Experience
While it might seem difficult to slim down your guests list there is something lovely in celebrating your special day with family and friends who are closest to you. So let’s get into it.
What is a Micro Wedding?
Some would say it’s a guest count of 20ish guests, and others might say 10 or less. Here at TWIST we say our Micro Weddings are up to 50 of a couple’s closest family and friends. However, at the end of the day you, the clients, have the final say on what “micro” means to you. When planning a micro or as we call it a "petite wedding" it’s about creating a shift in mindset rather than focusing on a final number for your guest count.
Things for a couple to consider.
Invite family and friends who are dearest and closest to you. Think about people who you see or speak to frequently.
Identify the elements of a traditional wedding that are super important to you to carry out at your petite wedding.
And our favorite. Think about how you can get fun and creative with entertainment and décor. A petite wedding is the perfect time to splurge on things that are important to you since now there's spending flexibility where you’ll save on cost, i.e., catering and the bar.
Last but certainly not least secure an awesome planner and vendor team. While it’s not required we consider it best practice for couples to hire a planner first, and then consult with him/her to select additional vendors. The planner will be able to suggest vendors that fit the couple’s personality, budget and expectations.
Perks to having a Micro Wedding.
Something that most couples love is their ability to spend money in a more intentional and strategic way.
A more intimate guest list means you can splurge more on details such as luxurious florals, layers of linen, and detailed stationary. Here the couple can really create an experience that family and friends will remember for a lifetime.
Another area where clients may identify a perk to hosting a micro wedding is the expansion of venue possibilities. A larger more traditional guest count may have ruled out a pricy venue however, now a more intimate guest count allows that dream venue as an option.
Whew! Well, as you can see the planning doesn’t lessen once you choose to host a micro “petite” wedding. We hope our bite sized tips helped you sort out a few things to think about if you’re contemplating converting your traditional wedding into a petite wedding. If you still have unanswered questions or would like to discuss how we can help you plan your own petite wedding shoot us an email and we’d be happy to chat with you. Chat with us here.