8 Things To Love About Having A Small Wedding

By Neha Garg Ahuja .

Overwhelmed by the thought of having a micro wedding with your nearest and dearest guests? Well, it could be the right choice if you are looking for an affordable alternative that’s more intimate and personalized.

A micro wedding, also known as a small wedding or a quaint wedding is a ceremony with no more than 50 guests. The traditions remain the same, but on a smaller scale. 

The trend for having a micro wedding is growing fast with the guest list ranging anywhere from 5-50 guests, and there’s more time you can spend with everyone who became a part of your most special day. 

In the future, even after the lockdown, weddings may experience unexpected limitations on the guest count to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to experience something more personalized.

If you are also planning a small wedding, we’re here to help answer the questions regarding this trend that’s making its way into the wedding scene.

1. Be Selective With Your Guest List

The first rule of a micro-wedding is the short guest list. You won’t be able to invite all of your dad’s business friends, your long lost relatives, your never-ending list of neighbors, but only your immediate family and closest of friends you’d like to be a part of your wedding festivities. 

2. Spend More Time With Your Guests

At a big wedding, couples could hardly spend more than five minutes or sometimes lesser with each guest. With a smaller number, you can interact with each and every guest, have longer chats, and make your guests feel more comfortable.

Smaller weddings are inherently more intimate.

3. You Can Save Money

When you reduce the number of guests at your wedding, the cost naturally goes down. If the budget is something that concerns you, then an intimate wedding with only your absolute nearest and dearest might be the best choice.

4. It's Easier To Personalize Your Event

Megha & Tusshar’s intimate wedding in Delhi is a great example of how the couple personalized their event.

From Megha’s vintage saree to the decor done with ever-blooming flowers everything was personalized.

That’s the beauty of micro weddings, where brides and grooms can make their wedding all about themselves.

5. You’ll Enjoy a More Relaxed Day

A small wedding is much less stressful for couples than a big fat wedding. A micro wedding will be very personal and meaningful to you, and you can focus on enjoying your special day, rather than pleasing your guests. 

There is something very relaxed and wonderful about small weddings – more time to chat, more time to just enjoy the spaces and time together.

Bride: Smiti Mittal

Image: Sam & Ekta

6. Quality over Quantity

In a small wedding, you could focus more on quality, rather than quantity. For example, you can opt for a destination wedding in Bali with 50 people, then having a local wedding with 1000 people.

7. There Are Less Eyes on You

Some people do not like to be in the spotlight or its anxiety-inducing for them, thus, they prefer to have a quaint wedding with just the people you love around you.

Event Designer: Designer Events Inc.

8. Flexibility To Decide Your Wedding Date

Considering the availability of all your guests on the same day is really tough, but if you have a trimmed guest list, you can be flexible with when and where you want to marry.

About The Author

Neha Garg Ahuja

Director, Content and Marketing I The Crimson Bride I From the latest trends to the hottest styles, she pens all things viral and trending collateral to weddings, allowing you to cherry-pick the best ones that will add a special touch to your big day. When she’s not scrolling through the wedding inspirations or chatting with the brides, she’s off to exploring exotic locales with her husband, Sufi Ahuja. Follow her on Instagram @Nehagarg29