Despite limitations on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wedding can still go on!

If you’re like many engaged couples who have spent the time, effort and care into planning the ultimate dream wedding only to have it postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t despair! The show can still go on, albeit with some limitations.

Introducing: the micro wedding.

Unlike an elopement, which is a clandestine ceremony just between the bride and groom, a micro wedding (or minimony) is basically a smaller version of a traditional wedding. Micro weddings typically host 20 guests or less, making it an intimate and memorable affair reserved for your closest friends and family that also allows for proper social distancing.

Here are 5 tips to having a micro wedding this year and always:

1. More Budget

If you’re trimming down the number of guests from your original list, perhaps that leaves some leftover budget to invest in other aspects of the wedding. Focus on details that matter, such as a stellar photographer/videographer, beautiful décor, or a dream wedding dress or groom’s tuxedo.

2. Embrace Tradition

Just because you’re sizing down doesn’t mean you need to forego tradition. Whether it’s wearing your original wedding dress or exchanging personal vows, be sure to maintain the elements of the wedding you were most looking forward to in your micro wedding.

3. Safe Seating

With social distancing top of mind, consider a ceremony in the round by dividing guests into pods. This way not only does everyone get a great view; the circular landscape will also photograph beautifully as you’re surrounded by your loved ones.

4. Single-Serve Dining

Instead of a buffet or bar, opt for pre-plated apps, single-serve desserts and mini beverage bottles for all to enjoy.

5. Make it an Event to Remember

Who says your wedding has to be one day only? Extend your micro wedding into a long weekend by renting a house or getaway for your closest circle.  

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