How many hours of coverage will you require for your intimate micro wedding photography? In these uncertain times many couples are downsizing their wedding day plans to meet with their local area regulations. I have been fortunate enough to capture a few of these intimate mini weddings, so what exactly is an intimate micro wedding?
A micro wedding typically includes a smaller guest list (up to 50 guests). Even though the guest count is smaller, this type of wedding is often planned. Many couples choose choose to spend their full wedding budget – just on fewer people. Think: beautiful wedding dresses, elegant florals, candlelight dinners and open bars. Most couples choose 5-7 hours coverage for these kind of weddings as although they have smaller guest numbers, the length of their celebrations are not cut short.
A minimony is even smaller than a microwedding and typically includes no more than ten guests. Although smaller, minimonies typically include many of the traditions found at a larger wedding. Think: a commitment ceremony, florals, a catered meal, beautiful portraits. Many couples who plan minimonies are choosing to celebrate with a sequel wedding at a later time.
After a minimony, many couples are choosing to host the traditional wedding they were planning (pre-COVID). Think: a packed dance floor, a bridal party, a larger number of guests.
This is probably already a term you’re familiar with. A couple can’t wait to be married and they want to skip the traditional ceremony, so they find a witness and someone to conduct the ceremony. Think: Sunset mountain top. These days, elopements might be spur of the moment but they may also be planned. Romantic locations, beautiful attire and intimate images of the two of you.
One of the main benefits to reducing your guest list is that you have a bigger budget to play with. You can be really intentional and focus on your guest experience with plenty of attention to detail. Consider splashing out on items such as an exquisite 5 course meal, premium champagne or award winning floral design.
How about really spoiling your guests, perhaps hiring your venue exclusively. This is the perfect way to spend quality time with each and every one of your friends and family and many venues they organise a scrumptious post wedding day breakfast for you all to enjoy! My brides have bought two wedding dresses for their day, preferring a formal gown for the ceremony and changing into a relaxed dress for the reception. Oh, and of course that means two pairs of Jimmy Choos!!
Depending on where you are getting married your venue may have an in house wedding planner if not, investing in a planner/wedding stylist is a great option to help you execute your vision.
Once you have your ceremony time we can work out exactly what you would like captured and how many hours coverage you will require. You may decide to have some of your preparation captured before the ceremony. Do you want to do a first look? After the ceremony would you like family formals and bridal party images? When you have your couples portraits would you like some editorial images of your wedding dress? So many things to consider!
All images captured at a recent intimate micro wedding at Eastington Park
VENUE |Eastington Park
FLORAL DESIGN |Stephanie Saunders Flowers
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY |Bianco Blanc
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