Top Ways to Do Micro Weddings: Guest Post
Guest Post: By Tom of Mooncast Films
Although the decision was forced upon us, the sights of Lily Allen, Elaine Welteroth and
Princess Beatrice doing their micro weddings in style, has us thinking we could do this. The
question is how do you do it?
Whether you’re calling it a micro wedding, micromony, intimate wedding or a small gathering,
how do you do plan one and with some panache too?
Let’s take a look at the top ways to do micro weddings here in the UK because obviously travel is off the list too.
First things first, how do you plan a micro wedding?
How to plan a micro wedding:
-Overall feel of the day:
With the guest list trimmed right back to those you are closest
to, the feel of you day will be much more intimate and relaxed. All those worries about
guests enjoying themselves, liking your choices, having enough of everything and
getting on, are out the window.
Instead, with those you rely on most in the world present, you can focus on yourself,
knowing your loved ones will appreciate and enjoy the day whatever you do.
Without the need to blow tons of money on a huge wedding and the endless options
trimmed down, this is the perfect excuse to do away with any formalities you didn’t really
care for anyway and make the entire day about what you both truly want to include.
With less guests to pay for, you are free to indulge in all the things you both love and
From sumptuous food choices to fine wines, lush florals, brilliant entertainment/
experiences for your guests to enjoy, stunning videography and photography and a more
unusual or plush wedding venue, you have plenty of budget to play with and tons less
personal tastes to take into consideration.
Knowing it is only your squad who will be present, will really free you up to design a day
that is refreshingly unique and personal. Don’t forget wedding planners are still working
so don’t be afraid to get in touch with a wedding planner if that’s something you need.
What to wear:
If you don’t want to do the whole big dress thing you can go for
something a little more relaxed, such as a gorgeous mini dress like Lily Allen, a more
minimal dress like Elaine Welteroth or a smart trousers and stylish top combo - whatever
you feel matches your newly fashioned small wedding.
With more money in the kitty, your attire is another excuse to indulge – plus you have
the perfect reason because post-corona, you can wear it all over again if you do go for
that post-coronavirus second celebration.
Who to invite:
First of all, remember everyone knows this super small wedding was not
your choice so no one is going to be offended. Secondly, you can have the entire
minimony filmed so everyone can watch it live –or at a later date.
If you want interactive virtual guests, pop a screen into your venue and beat government
quotas with as many virtual guests as you like! You can take the virtual guest thing as far
as you want to, from watching your first dance to giving speeches, eating together (from
a distance) and applauding you as you kiss at the end of your ceremony – the choice is
Once Coronavirus has passed, you can have the biggest, blow-out celebration with
everyone present but right now you have to make some difficult choices.
Location or localized lockdowns may make some of the decisions for you. For some
couples with family nearby, keeping the guest list to family only is the only option, for
others it will be besties only – the choice is yours.