DC Wedding Planner | Planning a Micro Wedding

October 29, 2020. Category: advice, uncategorized

With so much uncertainty this year, many couples are finding that they want to move forward with their plans in the safest way possible; postponing the big celebration and throwing a micro wedding. Micro weddings allow couples the option to proceed with their plans to get married, abide by local regulations, and keep their guests safety a top priority.

We have had the joy of helping our clients plan micro weddings and would love to share some of our top tips from this experience!

Decide what “micro” means to you. Take into account local regulations and also your comfort level when it comes to creating your guest list. You can limit the size to your immediate family, or include more extended family and close friends, if that feels right to you.

Photography: Abby Grace Photography

Be flexible. Aside from adjusting the size of your celebration, being open to new locations and dates will make planning easier. Many couples choose to honor their original wedding date, but have the celebration at home, while others choose an entirely new date and location as an opportunity to differentiate this celebration from the postponed wedding they have already planned.

Choose 1-2 key elements to focus on. A smaller event can and should still be beautiful! Keep things manageable and pick a few focal elements that will be highlights of your event. A gorgeous floral arch frames your ceremony and can be used as a background for family portraits after.

Florals: Sophie Felts, Photography: Bonnie Sen Photography

Smaller guest count allows for lux table top choices. A table for 10 allows you the opportunity to go all out and make more elaborate choices for your guests.

Place setting: Emerson James Rentals, Photography: Abby Grace Photography

Consider video and live stream options. Keeping the guest count small doesn’t mean you don’t want extended family and friends to participate in your celebration. Setting up a live stream so that your loved ones can join remotely, or a video that can be shared and enjoyed after the ceremony allows you to keep things safe, while including all of the guests you want to share in your day.

Live stream/video: Bowen Films, Photography: Abby Grace Photography

Planning a micro wedding that is meaningful and memorable can be a great way to celebrate your love and still allows you to have the big party with all of your family and friends when it is safe to do so!

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