Micro Wedding Photography in Surrey for more intimate occasions
If you’re looking for a micro wedding photographer for your intimate day then you’ve come to the right place! I love shooting days of all sizes and one of the latest trends in the industry is inviting fewer guests to your special day. You may be unsure what a micro wedding entails or why you might choose to have one. If you’re seeking an intimate day with more focus on your guests’ experience then a micro wedding could be for you.
So what is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is when you invite less than 30 guests to your special day. With the smaller numbers it’s also generally cheaper and more relaxed than a traditional one.
It’s different from an elopement as there is usually just the couple attending with two witnesses. A micro wedding however, is just like a usual, but on a smaller scale.
How is a micro wedding different to a normal celebration?
A micro wedding doesn’t need to include all the elements of a tradition day like cake cutting, throwing the bouquet or a first dance. That said, for some couples certain elements are still considered essential so they can mix and match what they’d like to include.
There will always be a ceremony and a reception and the couple can decide if they would like the morning preparations covered too. They can also choose to have speeches or otherwise just a toast at a micro wedding. The day doesn’t have to fit the traditional timeline of events which some couples find very refreshing!
So why choose to have a Micro Wedding?
1. The day will be more relaxed
The average sized guest list is around 80 people. This involves more suppliers, following up RSVPs, arranging the table plans and ensuring there’s enough food and drink to go around.
A micro wedding is usually much less stressful to organise and focuses on the most important elements for the couple. It’s also simpler to just invite the people you really want to attend which in turn makes it easier to keep them all entertained.
Organising a big event can be much more difficult to manage and many couple’s prefer not to be the centre of attention for the day. By couples choosing the day they want for themselves, rather than trying to please others, this makes the day feel more personal.
At the intimate days I’ve photographed, there has been an incredibly warm and supportive atmosphere. A micro wedding doesn’t mean you have to make compromises.
2. It can be cheaper
By reducing the head count on your big day, the cost will obviously be reduced. For some couples budget is a significant consideration and a micro wedding can be particularly appealing to help save money. But spending less money in some areas doesn’t have to mean that the the cash can’t be used to enhance other aspects. For example, perhaps they would rather spend money on the very best food for the menu or the finest champagne. Just because few guests is more affordable, it doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on quality. Cost is a big advantage when planning a micro wedding.
3. You’ll have more time to chat to your guests
getting married can seem to go by in the blink of an eye and with a larger guest list couples are lucky to have five minutes with each guest. With micro weddings it’s much easier to interact with your guests and this will help to make them feel more valued.
4. Personalising the details can be easier
Micro weddings are really the opposite of a package deal and will usually be held in venues offering exclusive use. This mean they will likely have free rein to create the decor they want, along with the running order for the day. This in turn enables couples to create a certain vibe or atmosphere to really make their micro wedding their own.
5. You’ll find the timings less restrictive
Trying to organise 100 people to all be available on the same day will usually require a weekend date. However with a smaller guest list it’s much easier to be flexible on the date and locations. Tying the knot midweek means that there is more flexibility with timings. Couples could get married at a time to suit them in a location that they’ve always dreamed of. These elements will be easier to orchestrate with a micro wedding.
6. There will be fewer people watching you
For some couples, having hundreds of eyes watching them walk down the aisle can make them feel very nervous. When there’s fewer people, couples may feel more at ease and ultimately enjoy their big day in their own way.
See my Micro Wedding Photography
Here are some recent micro weddings that I’ve had the pleasure of capturing. Please click below…..