What is a micro wedding?

Not 100% sure what a Micro wedding is? Let’s simplify things for you. A micro wedding is that happy-medium space between a big white wedding and a full-blown elopement. With guest lists ranging between 15 to 50 people, Micro weddings allow couples the traditions of a classic wedding day with the benefits of a flexible timeline and finances.

What’s not to love about that!

With smaller than usual guest numbers, going Micro means flexibility when it comes to venue hunting. Many couples opt for non-traditional spaces to give their day that unique feel. For ideas look for national parks, beaches, unique airbnb's or venues that offer either ceremony or reception only options in their packages.

The other great advantage is being able to choose what time of day you’d love to host your celebration. Imagine gearing up for your wedding in the dark, walking the aisle during sunrise and having the first rays of sunshine hit as you say your vows on your wedding day. Check out ellie & Hayden's wedding, a couple who chose to do just that! If you're a morning person, why not say I do at sunrise and join your guests for brunch! or you can absolutely opt for an afternoon and take in all that sunset glow!

Bonus tip! Be sure to keep lighting in mind when selecting your location, how much light will the area get during your ceremony time? Here in Queensland, if you’re planning to get married anytime other than winter, shade will be your best friend. Not only will your guests thank you for it, but no doubt your photo/video team will too!

Getting ready for your micro wedding can also bring opportunity to do things a little differently. Have you thought about getting ready with your partner? Why not indulge a little and hire a gorgeous Airbnb for the occasion! The two of you can spend the morning relaxing together in the lead up to the celebration. It also means you’re going to have some amazing accommodation ready for your wedding night!

Or give your guests the ultimate excuse for a weekend getaway, and maximise the quality time with your loved ones. Why not go that extra mile, book a Thursday or Friday wedding, giving you a whole weekend after the big day to spend time with your crew!

Lastly, our juicy tips on how to tackle that ever-growing guest list!

Step 1 - Pour yourself a glass!

Step 2 - Take turns discussing with your partner who are your absolute ‘must attend’ guests when it comes to saying I do.

Step 3 - Create an alternative list of guests who you would love to celebrate with but don’t necessarily feel you need at your official ceremony.

Step 4 - Get excited! Because choosing a Micro wedding means there’s a little extra coin in the bank so why not host a ‘We got hitched’ party as well?

Opting for a smaller, intimate wedding day, gives you the opportunity to scale back on traditional inclusions and focus that money where it means the most!

Looking for micro wedding inspo?
Check out these featured weddings for couples who chose to do things their way!

Ellie & Hayden - ceremony at sunrise

Kim & guy - backyard tipi celebration

Katie & Linc - Maleny elopement with a first look

Ellie & Matt - Farm style elopement & picnic

Claire & Carl - First look & bridal party lunch

Image credits: Photographer: Angela Cannavo photography, Florals: oh honey florals Location: Shelly Beach