Should I have a Micro-Wedding?
So you planned a large wedding, ordered the invites to send to your 180 plus guests, got the dress, then covid-19 hits and changes your plans so fast your head spins. You see couples making BIG changes to their wedding plans, scaling it down big time because guess what? You still want to get married right? You and your partner still want to say I do because thats what its all about.
What is a micro wedding?
Ok, so first off, what is a micro wedding?
Basically a Micro wedding is an intimate wedding with around 50 or less guests. It can still be a traditional wedding but on a much smaller scale, meaning less stress and doing things your way. Which lets face it, that sounds perfect right? it most likely was your plans from the moment you got engaged but people started whispering in your ear, or your have been over thinking it and seeing way to many ideas on pinterest.
I personally feel the wedding industry has gonna a little bit crazy with guests list of 200 plus, spending an insane amount of money on material things you probably don’t care about but are doing so because its you want to impress your guest ( I get it ) or because its the ” done thing” well I am here to tell you that NOTHING IS THE DONE THING when it comes to your wedding. You can do it your way, there is absolutely no reason why you cant.
Strip it back to why
Remember why you are getting married, strip it all back to WHY you are getting married. If you decide that the large traditional wedding is exactly what you want, then that’s great. There is nothing wrong with that. I love big weddings ( When the couples actually want that ) I just see so many couples on their wedding day wishing they had just eloped instead and my heart breaks for them. Hearing from couples that felt they had to have that church wedding, or invite every Tom, dick and Harry along to witness their vow exchange when all they really wanted to do was elope or have a very small intimate affair with the people they feel the closest to and felt safe around to be truly themselves on the most special day of their lives together.
Do it your way
What ever it is that you decide to do, DO IT YOUR WAY! I get it, it can get hard when so many people offer their advice and think they are helping you. Sit down with your partner, pour yourselves a glass of whiskey or whatever floats your boat and envision what is is that really gets you excited about your wedding day. What makes you cringe a little, is there anything you are dreading the thought of? Do you hate or love the idea of 200 guests? Are you doing it this way because it will make your family happy?
Once you ask yourselves these questions truly know what it is you really want on your wedding day. It is 2020, you do not need to do the done thing. Be true to yourselves, because lets face it, as much as I wish we lived more than once ( who knows maybe we do ) live your life like there is no tomorrow and no regrets.
Traditional wedding, micro wedding, elopement…..do it your way :)
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Should I have a micro wedding?