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Today we are talking about the trend of Micro Weddings with wedding expert Michelle Goldberg from Chapel of the Flowers. Micro Weddings are smaller weddings that give the couple the option of a grand wedding but with less of the fuss and fluff. Micro weddings are great if you are looking to cut back on your guest count and save some cash, they are a great option if you are looking for something a little less opulent and of course they are perfect for a Covid friendly affair. Here in the UK and in many other countries, the law states that guest numbers have to be cut back, so a Micro Wedding is just what you need to create your Covid friendly wedding and say right on trend. I’m going to hand you over to Michelle to tell you more.
The cost of a wedding seems to be going up every year, averaging over $30,000. That’s why it’s no surprise that couples are looking for an alternative to the traditional.
Micro weddings are intimate affairs, typically hosting no more than 50 guests. What makes micro wedding especially appealing is they can fit any budget and planned based on the couple’s unique requirements. That’s why micro weddings can follow the latest trends, or couples can choose to honor tradition and their cultural background, without the traditional hassle.
Planning a wedding is a serious time and financial commitment, but if you’re looking for a simple ceremony that still reflects your love for each other, then a micro wedding is for you. To help you plan your big day, we’ve listed the top micro weddings of 2020.
A “micro” wedding lets couples find a balance between a grand spectacle and an intimate family gathering. They are a budget friendly option and on the rise among millennials. The money saved by opting for a micro wedding could be better spent on a new car, a down payment on a house, or a luxurious honeymoon on a far-away tropical island. Because of their increasing popularity, many wedding venues across the country are also starting to accommodate the demand for smaller nuptial ceremonies and receptions.
Couples that have a micro wedding can expect to spend 5x less for their special day. This includes the venue rental, photographer, officiant, flowers, a wedding cake, and a champagne toast. Plus, since the guest list will be shorter, the venue possibilities are endless; they can be held in parks, restaurants, museums, art galleries, and more.
One of the biggest micro wedding trends in 2020 is magic and mysticism. Interest in spirituality has grown considerably among millennials, and they make for a beautiful and enchanting incorporations in a small wedding ceremony. Creative ideas for a mysticism micro wedding include sending guests home with a rose quartz crystal, prenuptial sage cleansing, and aura photobooths.
A micro wedding trend that is growing in popularity is the use of bright hues in their color arrangement. Not only do they add a “pop” to the celebration, but they brighten up a small venue and lifts the mood of attendees. Interesting color arrangement ideas include mint, cassis, purple, yellow, and rich, earthy tones.
Micro wedding venues can be a challenge to provide the proper light for that perfect picture. Lighting can be especially difficult in a venue with little natural light or if it’s held outdoors. That’s why micro wedding planners are including ambient lighting on the day of the ceremony. You can choose a hanging installation, LED lights, strings of fairy lights, or even go more traditional with LED candles. Dim lighting is the fastest way to add an extra touch of romance to any micro wedding.
One of the most popular micro wedding trends is edible flowers. Not only are they delicious, but they can be used in virtually anything to add a touch of elegance. You can add edible blossoms such as lavender, lilac, dandelions, hibiscus, honeysuckle, roses, clover, daisies, and more to your cake, toss them in salads, or add them to cocktails.
For added flare and a touch of culinary elegance, consider adding an interactive culinary experience to your wedding. You can add elements like a sweet and savory donut wall, a sushi conveyor belt, an ice cream truck, or a cotton candy stand.
Another option to get an outstanding food experience for your guests is by hiring food trucks for weddings, which will not only break the stereotype of boring wedding cuisine but also will give a creative charm to your event. Other than that, try to get creative with the alcohol bar also, as this is an important part of all the ceremonies. Considering that many of your guests can be non-alcoholic, you can add a coffee bar or tea table, so that everyone feels comfortable. These creative solutions will make the ceremony memorable and enjoyable for all.
As the Head of Marketing at Chapel of the Flowers, Michelle Goldberg has been in the wedding industry for 10 years. Michelle uses her experience to inspire and educate couples through blogs and social media content about latest wedding trends and planning tips.
Photos By: Chapel of the Flowers