With so many couples postponing their larger weddings and choosing new dates in 2021, many have fully embraced the new trend of micro-weddings! One of our lovely couples, Emily and Matt, were planning on having a large wedding here in Southern California earlier this summer. Little did we know that all of the time, energy and months it took to plan their May wedding would have to be put on hold. We were thrilled when they decided to move forward with a micro-wedding and celebrate their love and commitment in front of their immediate family. Thank you, Heather Kincaid Photo, for capturing this beautiful day!
Emily and Matt’s micro-wedding was truly the most special and intimate celebration! These two are the perfect example of what wedding celebrations are all about — finding the beauty in life’s simple moments and celebrating the commitment and love between two people!
If you’re on the fence about whether or not a micro-wedding is the right decision for you and your fiancé, we have put together some pearls of wisdom after helping Emily and Matt plan their magical micro-wedding!
- 1) Think about what’s important to the two of you as a couple – the music, the vows, the ambiance – prioritize those elements and don’t stress on the things that don’t mean as much
- 2) Try to incorporate traditional elements so you can have those picture worthy moments – first look or the first look down the aisle, saying your own vows, toasting to one another, cake cutting, your first dance – don’t let those moments slip by without a photo
- 3) Personalize everything. If you are only focusing on 10 – 20 people, you have the ability to really make it special. Incorporate personal memories into your ceremony, write thank you notes as their place cards, have a special drink on hand that Aunt Sue always orders, or the chocolate covered strawberries grandma is known for. Think of things that make you two as a couple and try to incorporate them into your day
- 4) Emily and Matt were able to toast with her parent’s cup from their wedding day, bringing in a special element that meant something to the two of them AND their parents
- 5) Invite your crew… via Zoom! You can livestream your wedding, if you so choose, or record it and have it to show people at a later date. Just because they aren’t there in person doesn’t mean they can’t be a special part of it.
- 6) Don’t stress. It’s all about the two of you and the closest people in your life. They don’t care about your dress being different, the venue being your home instead of a hotel or the band turning into an iPod. They care about you two and being one of the few people lucky enough to witness the day!
- Emily, Heather ad Katie had an in-depth conversation about the pros and cons of an intimate wedding on Instagram Live. You can watch the recording here to hear more best practices, as well as Emily’s personal feelings towards postponing her big celebration and moving to her family’s backyard. Her perspective has helped so many brides already!
Are you ready to say ‘I Do’ to a micro-wedding? We are here to help you every step of the way! Contact us today and let’s plan the most spectacular day for you and your fiancé!
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