What are ‘Micro Weddings’ and why are they stealing the spotlight?

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With exotic venues, extravagant decorations, an extensive guest list, diverse cuisines, and a luxurious wedding planner to manage this all, a wedding is undeniably an expensive affair, especially when executed on such a grand level. While some may feel it’s essential to celebrate the most significant day of their life with hundreds of people and in the most pompous manner possible, some couples might choose intimacy over extravagance, preferring a smaller celebration including just the close friends and family. Ultimately, every couple has a unique vision for their special day, and it’s totally up to them to choose what best resonates with their preferences.

It’s no surprise that the wedding industry continues to expand each year, with the influence of celebrity weddings and newer trends which gain popularity as they are welcomed by couples in no time. One such trend, the ‘Micro Wedding’ is getting a lot of attention these days as couples prioritise practicality in their spending for a few days of celebration. It’s a hot choice for those couples who want to get married in an intimate setting, sharing beautiful moments with their close friends and family. Let's delve deeper into this concept of ‘Micro Wedding’ to gain a better understanding.

What is a ‘Micro Wedding’? 

As the name suggests, a ‘Micro Wedding’ is a small-scale, intimate ceremony, where the number of guests is usually up to 50 people—often including just the immediate family and close friends. This is a smart choice for couples who don’t want to splurge on their wedding and would rather curate a customised experience for themselves. It is observed that ‘Micro Weddings’ transitioned from a mandatory safety measure during COVID-19 times to a preferred alternative for couples seeking an intimate wedding.

Pros and Cons of a ‘Micro Wedding’

‘Micro Weddings’ have become popular in no time, however, this non-conventional way of getting married has its pros and cons. If you and your fiancé are considering a ‘Micro Wedding’, take a look at the below pros and cons before making your final decision.

PROS

Saves A LOT of money

As a ‘Micro Wedding’ eliminates a large number of people from the guest list, it automatically helps to reduce the expenditure on larger venues, extensive catering, and manpower, allowing the couple to spend more on crafting an experience with a personal touch. Most couples who opt for a ‘Micro Wedding’ save the money for their honeymoon or invest in important things for their shared future. This is a cost-effective way of getting married and a smart choice for budget-conscious couples.

Flexibility

‘Micro Weddings’ allow planning flexibility as fewer people are involved. It gives the couple the freedom to make their own rules and manage everything at their convenience. This reduces the stress about planning for the couple and allows them to truly be present in the moment and relish the significant big day of their lives.

Lesser people, lesser chaos

There is a significant difference in managing a 50-guest wedding and a 250-guest wedding. It makes the process a lot less chaotic. The whole concept of ‘Micro Wedding’ is inviting only a handful of guests with whom the couple wants to share their big day in an intimate ceremony.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Creates a customised experience 

Usually, people associate ‘Micro Weddings’ with simpler weddings, which can be true in some cases, however, couples have the freedom to unleash their creativity and go wild with their imagination. Every couple has a different vision of how they want their big day to be. Some might like the relaxed atmosphere and might keep it simple, some might add a personal touch depicting the couple’s story. 

Personal attention to guests

Unlike a lavish wedding with a large guest list, where usually rushed greetings and quick handshakes become a way of thanking the guests for attending the wedding, ‘Micro Weddings’ provide an opportunity to interact with the guests. Rather than merely clicking pictures with the guests to mark their attendance, an intimate wedding allows the couple to chat with guests and enjoy their big day in a relaxed manner.

CONS

The task of convincing the parents

While the couple may want to celebrate their big day per their preferences, their parents may have certain expectations from this joyous ceremony. Most often, parents don’t understand the concept of ‘Micro Weddings’, as it doesn’t fit into the traditional wedding standards. So, it becomes a task for the couple to explain their vision to the parents and elders in the family.

Choosing the invitees

One of the most challenging tasks while conducting a ‘Micro Wedding’ is making the guest list. Since the number of guests is to be limited to 50, it becomes difficult to choose the invitees, as you don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. 

Struggle to keep the party going 

You must have noticed that with the pompous weddings and large guest lists, automatically comes the liveliness and bustling atmosphere, filled with continuous entertainment. However, in ‘Micro Weddings’, as the number of guests is limited, it can be challenging to maintain the same level of excitement. It would require a proper plan which might involve activities to keep the guests engaged and essentially keeping the party alive.

The ‘Drama’ element 

To be honest, every wedding comes with drama, irrespective of how big or small scale the wedding is. There’s a good chance that some of your friends and family members might get upset if they don’t make it to your wedding guests list or some may even gossip about your decision for an intimate wedding ceremony. But remember, it’s your day, and only you and your partner get to choose how it should be like. So, try not to pay attention to the drama and just focus on enjoying the best moments of your life.

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