Pros and Cons of a Covid Safe Micro Wedding

What is a Micro Wedding? Well, the short version is, it is smaller and more intimate wedding with no more that 30-50 guests. It is still a full wedding just scaled down on the guests. For a more detailed version of what a micro wedding is have a look at our latest blog on Micro Weddings.

Here we are going to look at all the pros and cons of a Micro wedding to help you decide whether this is something you would decide to go ahead with or not.



  • With there being a drastic drop in guest numbers this will result in a much cheaper day. The food will only be for 15-30 people instead of around 100-200 people.
  • The price of the venue may be a lot cheaper with less guests and less time needed.
  • Less numbers means less food needed which means lower prices for food and drinks.
  • Bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits may not be needed or not as many.
  • Which relates to this point of not having any of the drama that is normally included in planning your wedding and your wedding guests and who you should and should not invite etc.
  • Sometimes you need to just say ‘Let’s do it’, Forget about the not knowing! Lose the worry and stress and make it the most incredible day of your lives. One that you will never forget.
  • With the day having less people it will make your wedding so much more intimate and personal, with the people closest to you there to share it.
  • You only get to invite the guests you want there and not have to worry about all the family politics.
  • After the guest list, the table plan can be one of the most stressful things to try and organise, however with having less people and everyone having to be in their own bubbles, there is no stress and not much organising as it is pretty much already done for you.
  • You will not need half as much stationary as before, save the dates/ wedding invites will be halved if not even more, which may make you consider online invites instead of paper ones.
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  • One of the main cons of having a micro wedding is of course, your guests. Especially if you planned on having a large head count. Having to cut down from 100-200 average guests to now 15 people is a major thing to have to do and pretty hard to do as well. This is the best way to decide if a micro wedding is for you or not. If you physically cannot get your numbers down to 15 or would be devastated if the rest of your guests were not there, then it may be worth looking into postponing.
  • The government are in control for the rules and regulations, not you and this can be stressful for the run up to your day. The last-minute unknown of what is going on. Will there be new rules given before your big day comes around? Will they alter the number of guests again? Will there still be food allowed?? Will I need to postpone? This is something you need to consider.

After all the pros and cons, if you are deciding to go ahead with a covid safe micro wedding, keep going with your plans no matter what. Make sure everything is organised because even if something happens you can change things, but if they don’t and your wedding can go ahead as you planned for 15 people, then everything is in  place and you wont have any last minute worries or stress. Venues are making sure they are all covid secure and are there to help you every step of the way.

And Finally! ENJOY IT, this is your day no matter what is going on! Make it the best day possible and make it your own. With everything going on in the world, it is important to have all the love and positivity spread around each other!


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