Everything you need to know about planning a micro wedding
Whilst little weddings have long been a preference for some couples, 2020 has forced many people to consider having something smaller if they wanted to go ahead and get married on their original date, thus bringing about the rise of the Micro Wedding. But if a giant guestlist was what you had had in mind, cutting it down to Micro Wedding capacity might at first seem a bit daunting and disappointing. Worry not! This is your full guide to Micro Weddings in Northern Ireland, telling you everything you need to know – apart from how to trim your list down!
What is considered a Micro Wedding?
Is a Micro Wedding less special?
For some people, limited guest numbers by law is a godsend. Whilst they might have previously felt obliged to invite everyone and their gran, they now have the perfect excuse to keep their list short without people being offended. Although it might be hard to decide who makes the cut, it has become common for people to get micro-married during Covid, and arrange a party with their full guest-list to celebrate their nuptials once life returns to normal. If you want to see the positive side, you get two days of celebrations, and your wedding day will likely be even more special with those closest to you. For a lot of couples, this has meant less stress and has allowed the day to be focused solely on the pair themselves. You can find a recent micro wedding here shot at the Culloden Estate by Tiffany.
Should I have a Micro wedding?
Where you choose to get married is largely up to you. With a smaller guestlist, you can get more creative with location. Fine dinning restaurants like
- Harry’s Shack in Portstewart
- Bert’s Jazz Bar in Belfast
- Cutters Wharf in Belfast
- Sleepy Hollow cottage in Baryclare
- The Ivory Pavilion at Galgorm Castle
are some great options. Or if unique views and garden venues are more your style, there’s
- Orange Treehouse
- Larchfield Greenhouse
- The Wool Tower
- Hillmount House
- The Taproom at Hilden Brewery
- Culloden Estate and Spa
to name a few. If you’d like an even more adventurous and personal day, why not pick a spot on the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route for your service, and then hire a marquee to transform your own back garden into an amazing micro wedding spot. You could even order restaurant takeaway to make the day as carefree and relaxing as possible!
View a back garden micro wedding here by Tiffany.
What style should I go for?
A smaller wedding doesn’t have to mean a smaller vibe. You can still style your day how you had in mind, and even save yourself a few bucks in the process! For a reduced space, why not get crafty yourself and make your own décor? How many “ideas” boards have you created on Pintrest? How many hashtags are you following on Instagram? Get creative and style your wedding day exactly how you’ve dreamed it. If you’re struggling with what style to go for, there are some amazing professionals in Northern Ireland who can help. Check out my recommended wedding planners, designers and stylists local to NI and Ireland
- Love and Gatherings
- This Old Home
- HML Studios
- Betty Williamson Planner
- House of Hannah Styling
- Indulgence NI for all the grazing table nibbles you will need, some bakeries are now offering take out afternoon tea.
How does photography work with a Micro Wedding?
Don’t panic; all the best moments of your day will still be captured just as they would have been. With less guests around, it is my job to focus on you and those closest to you, meaning your photos will reflect the more intimate and special aspects of your day.
And to make it easier for you, I am offering a Micro Wedding package with up to 5 hours of coverage! For more details or to book, click here.
Make your big day a huge deal, and book me now for your Micro Wedding!
Tips on how to plan your wedding in a week
Check out my other blog here, full of free helpful information, for my must have tips when planning your wedding with short notice. Written especially in the midst of covid. Did I mention live video streaming to all your friends is on the list?