Some couples opted for a small wedding in the past but not like today's trend. The trend is rising in popularity so much lately that it's got a few names, like micro or tiny weddings. The good thing about this popularity is that you can plan the perfect small wedding with a bit of help.
Most people dream about a huge wedding venue, and that's what they hope for. Something about a large venue makes the event feel royal, which is ultimately what people want. They want the fairytale. The problem is that a large venue won't work if you're trying to create a small wedding. A large venue will make your wedding party look even smaller. The good thing is there are many venues to choose from that'll accommodate your small group of guests, such as a boutique restaurant, a small beach wedding, or maybe a rooftop venue. Something small and cute will make your gathering feel cozy.
Rethink the Registry
Trying to fill that list with everything you can imagine is almost like an unspoken rule, but you're going to have to break that rule. When you're planning a small wedding, you're inviting a select amount of guests. As a result, create a small bridal registry of wedding gift ideas. Focus on building an essential list. Put the things you need and nothing else.
A typical wedding guest list has plenty of people. It's full of friends and family members from both sides that you want your partner to meet. The micro wedding takes all of that away because you're trying to keep the list down to a bare minimum. The idea of cutting the wedding guest list down scares people. All your friends will make the list, and not every family member is going to make the list. This is going to be hard to swallow, but you're going to have to do it. The good thing is that the pandemic made it easier for folks to understand why you're not inviting everyone. If you feel a little better, you might want to message your friends explaining why you're choosing a smaller wedding. And hopefully, everyone will understand.
An ordinary wedding usually means you have to stick to something relatively traditional. Even if you stray a little from what people expect, you still can't get too creative. You have to figure out a way to make everyone at your wedding happy, so you should stick to what everyone expects. With a smaller wedding, you can get a bit more creative. For example, you can choose a foodie-friendly meal because you'll have more cash to splurge on something more unique for your guests. You can choose a unique venue, like a destination wedding, just to name one idea. Creating a more memorable wedding for your guests should make the event much more memorable.
Using the Planner
A smaller wedding feels less stressful. The idea that you won't have to throw such an elaborate event can feel good. It can make you feel like you've got a good handle on everything. A lot of couples feel that way until they start planning that small wedding. You don't want to make the mistake of thinking a small wedding will come with less stress or work. The good thing is you don't have to take all of this on your own. You can work with a wedding planner to help you deal with some of the details of the event. Be sure to interview a few planners until you find one that speaks your language and understands your vision. Alternatively, couples can use tools and resources to handle wedding planning themselves.
Planning the perfect tiny wedding using these tips should make the journey easier. Try to start the planning process as early as possible so that you're prepared for the day when it finally arrives.