Weddings sure have changed this year. From big weddings with 100 or more people to small intimate weddings with 10 people. Micro weddings are now the way many people are planning and having weddings. From backyards to parks to city hall, small weddings are happening a lot more than they used to.
Here are some tips to help you with your small wedding:
1. Be selective about your guest list. Due to things like Covid, some states are limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. Consider the 10 people who should be there. Best friends, siblings, parents and grandparents (if they are able). Remember your Officiant and photographer will count in that number.
2. Set up a Zoom for guests who cannot attend. We have seen this work really well for several of the small weddings we have photographed. This will allow you to share you day with many people.
3. Skip the wedding party. It is hard to choose just one or two people to be your attendants during the wedding so why choose at all. It may be a long standing tradition but there isn't much traditional happening at the moment.
4. Have a small one now, have a big one later. We have worked with several couples that have had the smaller weddings and then a big one at a later date. This may relieve the pressure of deposits already made. Lots of venues are allowing people to reschedule, talk to yours first before giving up on that dream wedding.
5. Services are less expensive. Yup, I said it. Services will be more cost effective including your photographers. We have 3 micro wedding packages that are perfect for a small wedding. Venues will also be more cost effective and sometimes free.
Small weddings will never feel small on love, laughter, and making special memories.
It was not that long that I was a bride and planning our wedding. It can be a daunting task. So much to remember, plan, pay for, and keep track off all things that are important to you both.
Photography often leaves couples and possibly their parents wondering how to make that final decision on who is going to capture the day. Photos are the one thing about weddings that is not tangible. You get to taste the food, see the venue, see the flowers, try on the dress, and eat all those yummy cake samples. The photography is always up in the air until you actually see the photos.
For us, as photographers ourselves, photography was a HUGE part of our wedding. We had the best photographer we know shoot our wedding. In fact, we asked her to shoot our wedding before my husband asked her husband to be his best man. It was big deal for us, and it may be for you too.
Here are some of our tips for hiring a photographer for your wedding.