• Steph & Tim

What is a Micro Wedding?

Updated: Jun 24

Well we are certainly celebrating after the latest announcement that weddings can return!

It's been a long slog for all of us and especially our lovely couples that have postponed their weddings until 2021. We send our love and best wishes to you and all your families.

So at last, weddings can return with up to 30 guests.

It poses a dilemma for many couples.

Do we wait until next year or choose a Micro Wedding this year?

Check out the pros and cons before deciding.

Just for info...A micro wedding is a wedding with less than 30 guests.

It differs from both an elopement and an ‘intimate’ wedding. An elopement is usually in secret, it will be attended by just the couple marrying and two witnesses, and is often a simple registry office ceremony – whereas a micro wedding is a full wedding day, just on a smaller scale.

The Pros...


Being smaller in size, it can be more relaxed than a traditional wedding day. If you are uncomfortable with being centre stage and the spotlight falling directly on you, then this could be your choice.


You are more likely to find wedding packages that provide everything you need, even exclusive use of smaller venues. Small doesn't have to mean sparse, you can spend more effort planning the lovely details and some areas such as beautiful and stylish wedding flower design could be even more lavish!

Guest experience

With a smaller number of guests, you can interact with each and every one for longer and make your guests feel special.

Some couples plan a "Weekend Experience", to extend the celebrations into the next morning for breakfast, so allowing your guests that have to travel, a lovely lie in!

Choices of day

When you have a smaller number of guests to juggle with, you could choose a weekday for your wedding. They are often less expensive and you can have greater choice of venue and other wedding suppliers. Saturdays are the very first dates to get booked for florists, and weekdays provide a bigger range of dates for you.


If you choose to have a celebrant (the legal part can be done before the wedding day), you open up even more opportunities for where you can have your wedding. A beach at sunset? A mystical wood? Your garden...all are possible, and you still have the joys of your own vows and exchanging of rings. Contact us if you are thinking of having a celebrant at your wedding - we know 2 lovely people! (us :)

The Cons...

Guest List

The biggest issue, let's be honest and face this head on - considering your family responsibities on both sides, having a wedding with less than 30 people will really restrict the number of friends you can invite. Can you write such a list?. If so go for it!


You may have planned a wedding reception at a large stately venue, changing to a micro wedding you may feel uncomforatble and lost in the space, because of the small number of guests, you need the venue staff to blend in and be unobtrusive. Visualise your day at your chosen venue - will it work? Talk to the staff at the venue and explain your worries.

The Dress

Planning to wear an amazing show-stopping dress? If you are concerned that you will look out of place at a smaller wedding - don't even consider it you will look fabulous - do what your heart tells you is right!

Photo Credit: Andy Kerr Photography


As you know many weddings have been delayed in 2020 - It means that wedding dates for 2021 are filling up fast, dont miss out - we have a few left, you can call 01273 951745, email us chirpeeflowers@gmail.com or fill out a contact form on https://www.chirpee.net/

We are now opening our diary for 2022 weddings. Please Please Book early the best suppliers get picked first!

Steph & Tim x

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