December 27, 2017
The term “microwedding” is relatively new within the wedding industry. Essentially, it is a term used to describe an event in between an elopement and a traditional wedding. A micro-wedding often retains some of the structure of a traditional wedding but on a much smaller scale, catering for a maximum of 50 guests.
According to Easy Weddings, the average wedding cost of Australian couples in 2016 was $30,985.
I don’t know about you, but for a 6-hour event, that is A LOT of money!
The beauty of a micro-wedding is that it not only allows you to save money but most importantly, it allows you to focus on the aspects that mean the most to you (without the overwhelming stress factor).
For instance, one of the most dreaded aspects of wedding planning is… the guest list. When you have a micro-wedding, there’s no need to agonise over whether you should invite that second or third cousin you’ve hardly spoken to or the repercussions of implementing a “no kids policy”. When you have an extremely limited guest list, most people will understand if they didn’t make the cut.
Another advantage of the micro-wedding is that it allows you to prioritise some elements over others. Found an incredibly talented floral designer on Instagram or a swoon-worthy table-scape on Pinterest? When you’ve only got a small space to decorate, you’re less likely to be completely restricted by a tiny budget. The pressure is off and you can make decisions based on what you truly want rather than what you’ve been forced to “settle for”.
Ultimately, a micro-wedding doesn’t mean having to compromise on the details you’ve been dreaming about. In fact, the wedding you’ve been dreaming about may be more within reach if you choose to go down the option of a micro-wedding.
The point is that you and your fiancé remain in control of your big day so it becomes a genuine reflection of who you are as a couple and what you love.
Now I want to know what you think! What are your thoughts on microweddings? Would you ever consider one for yourself?