Micro-weddings have always been on the scene but with the current pandemic over the last year or so, it’s thrown smaller celebrations into the spotlight. However, while the headcount may be reduced, there are still plenty of ways to have the wedding day you’ve been dreaming of. A smaller guest list doesn’t mean your celebration has to be anything but glamorous, luxurious and unforgettably stylish! As Luxury Wedding Planners in the Cotswolds, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting multiple micro-weddings in the last year, so we thought we’d put together a few helpful hints and tips for throwing the ultimate luxury micro-wedding…
A smaller guest list means you can really focus on the food and drinks element of your intimate celebration. Create an exquisite dining experience for your guests so that the wedding breakfast is one to remember. You could opt for a foodie theme or perhaps you could go all out with five courses! We love the idea of creating personalised cocktails for each guest – the ultimate luxury! It’s not just about the taste either, consider how you’ll style your reception tables. As your budget won’t be covering a head count of 100+, you can really get creative with extravagant wedding florals, centrepieces and atmospheric lighting.
A reduced guest list means you can opt for a wedding venue that you may not have been able to consider before, and you can even make use of one of their more unusual spaces! Whether you choose to have a decadent wedding dinner in the Ballroom of a country house wedding venue, or you opt to say, ‘I Do’ in a flower-adorned gazebo outdoors, you can choose a setting that is incredibly beautiful. If you need a hand putting together a venue checklist, we’ve got lots of helpful advice on the blog.
Designing a wedding day filled with thoughtful details, stunning florals and a romantic ambience are an effortless way to add a luxurious element to your micro-wedding. We’ve created jaw-droppingly beautiful archways for our couples to say, ‘I Do’ under, executed elaborate balloon displays to use as photograph backdrops and lined the aisle with more candles than you could ever imagine. The smaller number of guests attending allows for the opportunity to prioritise elements that may have once been overlooked, with couples instead focusing on the styling aspect of their special day.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – hiring a reputable photographer is one of the most important things you can do when planning your wedding day. Take the time to do your research and book a photographer who will effortlessly be able to capture your micro-wedding as it unfolds. As it’s a smaller celebration, there will be scope for lots of gorgeous detail and styling shots, not to mention some rather lovely guest shots of your closest friends and family.
A smaller celebration can still be visually stunning, while the chance for even more human connection is what will make it utterly special. We invite you to browse through some of our recent weddings so that you can get an insight into some of the prettiest intimate wedding inspiration!