Since the pandemic hit, having the wedding you've always dreamed of may not be possible due to all the restrictions of covid. I certainly never pictured spending 2 plus hours on hair and makeup on my wedding day, then covering my face with a UNCOMFORTABLE face mask instead of a beautiful veil. What happens now? Having a micro-wedding may be the way to go, while we wait for things to return to normal (if possible).
Here are my top 5 reasons why I am in favor of micro-weddings.
You get to keep your special wedding date
Simply selecting a wedding date was not a random act such as selecting lottery numbers, a lot of thought and detail was placed into selecting your special day and I am sure it has sentimental value.
The more the merrier
You get to wear 2 different wedding dresses! You know that slightly more casual, still beautiful wedding dress you could never wear on your actual wedding day because it's not near grand enough? Well beautiful highly affordable slightly more casual wedding dress this is your moment to shine.
It's no secret that weddings can be costly, so having a more intimate wedding will naturally save you money. On the flipside, if you decide to keep your initial wedding budget and drastically scale down the headcount to roughly 30% of the intended guests. You could potentially have a full-scale luxury event! Leaving money for over-the-top centerpieces, invitation suites and menu options.
It's important to be considerate of your guests and their feelings. People don't want to decline coming to your wedding however, a lot of people may not feel comfortable being in larger settings. The last thing you want is to continue with your plans as normal and have 50% of your guests not show up. Events that take additional safety precautions reassures the guests leaving them feeling more confident about attending.
Sometimes we don't get it right the first time around or we simply don't know what to look for. I see this often with DIY couples who lacks experience with event planning. It's not uncommon to sign a contract with a vendor or venue without asking the right questions that can have a huge negative impact on the outcome of your event. We learn from our experiences, perhaps you didn't realize the photographer you've chosen doesn't have experience shooting outdoors events, or you neglected to do a wedding tasting, and everyone hated their meals, or your DIY centerpieces left a lot to be desired.
It's better to have this experience with 25 of your closest family and friends instead of 150 guests leaving with a bad taste in their mouth (pun intended!)
How do you feel about micro-weddings?
No matter what you decide as long as your happy is all that matters. I personally would host an intimate wedding and plan a larger event when it made sense for me. If budget is a concern and 2 weddings are out of the question, I would host a fabulous 5-year anniversary party if you feel like you missed out on your dream wedding. Why you ask? because life is too short not to get what you want.
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