There’s no denying that planning a micro-wedding or elopement is becoming increasingly popular. But just because you’re opting for a smaller wedding doesn’t mean you still can’t make it elaborate or beautiful! Today I’m sharing some insight on this trending topic along with some planning advice in hopes of helping you feel confident in making the best decision for you!

Is a small wedding right for you?

Whether you are willingly wanting a small wedding or on the fence about sizing down, this may be a loaded question. And really the only person who can make the decision is you! However, when figuring out what’s best, I suggest weighing out the benefits with what you value most of your wedding day.


Believe it or not, having a small wedding can in fact be beneficial. For starters it’s less stress. You don’t have to complicate the day or the timeline with details. Also by having less (decor, guests, etc.) it can be helpful for those with a lower budget. On the flip side by having less guests means you could also invest more into the details you hoped for, like a stunning ceremony backdrop that you otherwise would have opted against. Or maybe even splurge a little more of the flowers you had your heart set on, but didn’t know how you’d work it into your budget.

Planning Advice

It’s always an option to hold a small ceremony/reception now and host a vow renewal party a year later.

If you had to cut your guest list, set up a video call for those that you wish could be there, but can’t be in attendance.

With a smaller guest size, there’s opportunity for a more luxurious experience for guests — for example you can upgrade your menu, bar package, etc.

Big or small, your wedding vendors are there to help.

Now is the time to invest in a great photography and videography so you can forever share those special moments from your day!

No matter what option you choose, don’t forget to have your marriage license!

Don’t lose sight of what this day is truly about — getting married to the love of your life!

Are you planning a micro-wedding or elopement? What helped you make the jump for a smaller wedding?

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