Planning your big day can be so much fun, but it’s often a huge financial investment that requires a lot of time and effort too. If you’re like us, who wholeheartedly believe in celebrating love (just without the unnecessary stressors), why not consider something a little less big but no less intimate or special? Enter: The micro wedding – allowing you to indulge in some of the most beautiful and time-honoured traditions that make up a wedding while also granting more opportunities for creativity and personalisation because it’s on a much smaller scale.
Generally speaking, micro weddings involve anywhere between 5-50 guests. This means they’re much easier to plan and allow you to zero in on the little details that matter most to you as a couple (such as flowers!). Not having to hold back on these due to budget or time constraints means your special day can turn out like that Pinterest board you’ve been adding to in secret!
Inviting only your nearest and dearest also means you can be openly vulnerable. Your wedding will be a safe space to share personal words and promises with one another, surrounded by people who you trust and mean the absolute world to you. Getting married is so sacred and so significant, and having just a handful of loved ones present makes it extra special.
No matter the size of your celebration, however, it’s important to find a venue and then tailor your guest list accordingly. Imagine inviting everyone and then realising you can’t find the right space to fit them all! For micro weddings, we love The Woods at Pokolbin, which offers four all-inclusive packages for 2-30 guests. As the chosen florist for Pash & Dash weddings in the Hunter Valley, we also find it hard to go past the rolling vineyards of Chateau Elan and Spicer’s Estate that oozes romance and country charm.
At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong way to plan a wedding. If bucking the tradition isn’t for you but skipping the stress is, however, perhaps a micro wedding could be the way to go. We think it’s a wonderful way to say ‘I do'
Photography: Nathan Lapham