Don’t Forget To Plan This! A Micro Wedding Checklist Just For You.
Here at The Centre, we’re passionate about weddings. And fortunately for us, we get to plan and host weddings of all sizes year-round. While the media focuses a lot on huge, extravagant weddings, we feel that it is important to talk about smaller micro weddings as well. We are seeing a huge rise in micro weddings and we don’t see that going away anytime soon.
What’s a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is characterized by its guest count of 50 attendees or less. Anything larger would then be categorized as a small wedding. Not to be confused with elopements, a micro wedding involves a handful of guests and typically some sort of celebratory party.
While you are planning a micro wedding, there are some macro-sized logistics involved in the process. This is where a micro wedding checklist comes in handy. Look no further, we’ve done the work for you. Here is our micro wedding checklist just for you:
Choosing a wedding theme should be one of the first things you check off of this list. Doing so will immediately narrow down and align your decision-making process, taking some pressure off of your shoulders.
This step can be done in the early stages of the wedding planning process, even before you’re face-to-face with your wedding planner, family members, and friends. There are an endless amount of wedding themes to choose from—get as creative as you want!
For some, a specific wedding theme could decide the location of your wedding venue. For others, the theme doesn’t impose on potential venue space. What should you look for in your micro wedding venue? The answer will change from couple to couple, however, it’s always important to take your guest list size into consideration, as well as your budget.
Here at The Centre, we offer both indoor and outdoor wedding venues, from micro wedding-sized spaces all the way to large-scale banquet halls. Reach out to us if you’re considering a San Diego wedding, we are here to help you throughout the planning process.
This is another item that can be checked off in the early stages of wedding planning and should be finished with enough time to send out a save the date a couple of months before the wedding.
Having invites or save-the-dates out early allows for all of your guests to plan ahead and figure out any travel plans with enough time to still have good rates and availability. Plus, micro-weddings require a fair bit of exclusivity in terms of invites, so having this out of the way early encourages a strong turn-out.
Transportation and Hotels
If any of your guests are coming from out of town, it’s important to have options for them to stay. Additionally, figuring out transportation to and from your venue, as well as from your ceremony to your reception venue (if they’re different), is a logistical puzzle that will be extremely useful to have figured out beforehand.
Decorations are a creative way to enhance your theme and elevate your aesthetic—they’re an important part of all weddings, regardless of size. Finding decorations that fit your personality will help make the big day even more special. Not sure where to start? We recommend choosing a color palette that ties together all aspects of your wedding, from save-the-date mailers to flowers and the wedding cake.
Pinterest is another extremely useful tool for pulling together small wedding ideas as well as decoration inspo. Create a board specifically for your wedding decorations so that you can share it with whoever else is helping you plan so that you all can be on the same page.
Music or DJ
Music truly sets the tone of any event, so having music that speaks to your dream wedding should not be overlooked. Consider a live band to walk you down the aisle, or ask your friend about the DJ they had at their wedding if you had a great time there.
Food and Beverage Catering
As we mention in this blog, one of the many benefits of having fewer guests is the opportunity to spend more per head when it comes to food to make your wedding extra special. Give your guests a night to remember with unforgettable food. At many small wedding venues, catering is a breeze. At The Centre, you can even enjoy free upgrades if you choose to work with our partner, Vintana Wine + Dine.
Photographer and videographer
Having a photographer or videographer at your wedding takes off any stress of capturing your big day. These memorabilia will last a lifetime and are sure to always take you back to the magic. This is also a great option if you prefer a phone-free ceremony because you’ll still be able to look back and relive the day.
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Ultimately, your wedding day is a celebration of you and your partner. The most important thing is that you spend the day in an environment that makes you both feel happy, excited, and supported. Please keep this in mind as you work your way through this checklist. And if this all sounds overwhelming, we have a team of experts if you need planning help along the way. We’ll see you at The Centre!