Fun Micro Wedding Ideas
If you couldn’t tell, we’re really loving the micro wedding vibe! In the COVID-19 era they are becoming a really intimate and unique way to have a intimate yet gorgeous and safe wedding. If you’re still wondering what a micro wedding is, you can read our latest post: “Planning a Micro Wedding: A Helpful Guide”.
If you’re looking for some unique and creative micro wedding ideas that celebrate your personalities and love, we’ve got you covered in this blog post!
What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is not an elopement. It’s pretty much an intimate wedding day. Micro weddings usually have about 30 or less people, most often about 10-15, not including your vendors. A micro wedding still has all of the vendors you would normally have. The main difference is that couples can still utilize their original budget to have the wedding of their dreams because they have a smaller guest count.
As a couple, you’re in charge of what a micro wedding really means to you. This gives you a lot of choice and flexibility in your planning – and who doesn’t love that?! You can still even have a fantastic luxury wedding venue!
Creative Micro Wedding Ideas
- Have a really interesting aspect to your ceremony. Now is the opportunity to include something that is very relevant to your love story or personal background. Older or ancestral ceremonies incorporate unique elements of creativeness and spirituality and are deeply connected to who you are. Hand fastening ceremonies and ring warming ceremonies are two interesting ideas. You could also choose to honour the indigenous land you are marrying on in a symbolic way.
- Embrace your inner foodie at a fantastic restaurant. Try to choose an establishment that you have personal or special memories at. There’s so many small restaurants that need support right now and are still offering reservations for more intimate groups in a safe way. A micro wedding will also open your budget to allow you a fantastic meal for you and your guests!
- Have a family staycation. Take your family and friends to a place in the city or in the mountains and have a full weekend getaway. Since a micro wedding has a smaller guest count, you can stretch your original budget to include elements like spa services, fantastic food or multi-day events.
- Choose interesting activities that are personal to you. Bartending lessons, wine tastings, horseback riding, glamping weddings, hiking
Lynn Fletcher, Creative Director & CEO of Lynn Fletcher Weddings shared some of her fantastic ideas with us on Micro weddings in the time of COVID-19:
“Guests can text their bartender when they need a drink and then it magically appears at their table! Ceremony seating is arranged into cohorts with distance between each. Clever soft seating vignettes can be a way to achieve this.
Micro weddings may be small, but they are full of all the love you need to be completely emotionally full at the end of an amazing day!
Planning Micro Wedding Ideas
Any type of wedding should be fun to plan! Now that you have decided to opt for a more intimate day, you can stretch your original budget further and really think outside of the box with your partner. Enjoy some drinks and a good meal and start jotting down things that you enjoy doing together or meaningful experiences you’ve had. Then, consider reaching out to a wedding planner and invest in having the stress taken off your shoulders. They will be able to help you organize your ideas around your budget and plan something amazing with you.
Think about places you have been happiest at. What inspires you as a couple? Where do you find your peace or your excitement? Micro weddings aren’t just about the day of the wedding. You have the freedom and flexibility to creative something really fun and personal. Arrange your day according to things you love to do. Hiking? Wine tastings? Horseback riding? Spa treatments? Tourist attractions? The sky is the limit!
Soon you’ll be able to string some of those things together into a creative and beautiful wedding theme.
A Micro Wedding is About the Experience
A more intimate guest count gives you so much room and flexibility to invest in areas of your wedding day that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Weddings aren’t just about the party – they are about a marriage and spending meaningful time with those closest to you. You’ll be able to invest in some dream items like decor, gown, photography and events or attractions for your guests to enjoy with you while creating lasting memories – together. You’ll have a lot of location options as well which you normally wouldn’t have with a more traditional wedding day.
More brainstorming ideas:
- Have a campfire with your family and friends
- Get married on a mountain or by the sea
- Have a personally catered meal at your home, estate or Airbnb
- Have a destination wedding where you can also have a honeymoon or mini-moon and make it a week long event.
We hope you enjoyed this blog and feel inspired with some fresh, fun and creative ideas for your micro wedding! Now that your wedding is more intimate, you can have the experiences you’ve always dreamed about! Happy Planning!