How do you plan a simple micro-wedding?

Skip the DJ and go for a local band or dueling pianos. Offer ideas for food and drink. Create a custom drink or two. Below, we've rounded up 30 wedding planner-approved small wedding ideas for you to consider for your big day.

Lucky for you, we have access to a handpicked group of top wedding photographers, planners, florists, DJs and more, who were willing to provide answers to all your burning questions about planning a micro-wedding. Whether you're trimming your wedding guest list because of COVID-19 or you're planning a micro-wedding from scratch, we know it can be difficult to choose a small number of guests. It's also nice that only the people closest to you will be celebrating your special day together. A micro wedding, on the other hand, is a celebration with a smaller number of guests.

It is a small, planned wedding event that combines some of the advantages of eloping with a lively reception. Whether you're local or not, we'll find and research the best suppliers in town and bring them together to make your micro-wedding truly special. While you may be tempted to stick with the same colour palette and flowers you initially chose, the experts at Twisted Willow suggest saving that plan for a future celebration and doing something different for your micro-wedding. If you're having a wedding with more than 40 guests, there are many logistical aspects that go into planning a backyard wedding.

These two planned an intimate micro-wedding ceremony in the beautiful Superstition Mountains of Arizona. One of the nice things about a micro wedding or elopement is that it's much easier to prioritise the things that are most important to you. After changing their wedding destination several times, these two planned an intimate ceremony with their closest family members. Doing so will allow you to make better use of space: your micro-wedding for 30 guests could take place in a space originally designed for 300.

A micro-wedding follows more of the traditional structure of a large wedding, but with fewer restrictions. The venue for a micro-wedding may be unconventional compared to those usually used for a larger wedding, but that doesn't make it any less magical. A micro wedding is a good idea if you have friends and family from all over that you want to celebrate with but can't attend due to travel restrictions. Your micro wedding is your chance to create a very personal and intimate ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple.

One of the biggest advantages of a micro wedding is that you will have much more time to spend with all your guests on the big day. Holding a micro wedding also allows for more organisation, venue possibilities and more time to spend with each of your guests. We would like to point out that you should always check with the micro-wedding venue about possible alcohol regulations.

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