Frequently asked questions
What is a Micro Wedding?
Many people make the mistake of equating micro wedding with an elopement wedding. A Micro Wedding involves up to a maximum of about 20 guests, usually including close family members and a select few friends. This is different from an elopement, which involves only the couple and wedding official. Generally micro weddings will include features of a larger traditional wedding day only organised on a smaller scale typically with a more relaxed vibe.
Why are Micro Weddings becoming more popular?
The world pandemic Covid-19, safety restrictions have significantly reduced wedding numbers and therefore the popularity of micro weddings has increased dramatically.
Currently in Canada, only weddings of up to 10 people can take place and people still want to say ‘I Do’ to the ones they love so their micro wedding ensues.
Instead of providing for hundreds of guests a micro wedding instead lets you provide for a limited number, reducing your financial outgoings. In some cases inviting less than 20 costs significantly less than 100 especially when you are looking at a price per head basis, so budget can of course be a strong reason to choose a micro wedding.
However, as of the last decade a new trend is emerging in micro weddings where in fact couples are deciding to increase their price per head budget hugely for a select few and spoiling their special guests to indulgent wedding celebrations.
Micro weddings as with any type of wedding can be as indulgent or tight-budgeted as you want it to be and less guests does not necessarily mean less cost unless you ultimately want it to.
Some couples feel a micro wedding allows them to enjoy the true meaning of the day, marrying the one they are completely in love with and beginning their marriage together. Standing up in front of a huge group of people and declaring their love can seem unnecessary to some. A micro wedding allows for you to be surrounded by the people you love and gives you the space to enjoy each other at this exciting time.
What is an Elopement?
To elope means to get married without telling anyone, especially the parents and families.
While the technical definition of eloping is "running away," it has a slightly more nuanced definition in wedding parlance. To elope may also suggest that you forgo a formal wedding and elope for the ceremony instead. In modern times, eloping does not necessarily mean running away, and some couples who choose to elope will inform their families before their ceremony (though not always invite them to attend).
There are many reasons why couples decide to elope. One of the more common is because their parents or families don't approve of the union. Typically, weddings are an occasion when the family comes together. If genuine approval is not received from parents on either side of the family, a couple may decide to not have a wedding at all and elope instead.
Another possible reason is that the couple may feel that they don't have enough money for a traditional wedding. Weddings can be stressful and expensive to plan. If a couple does not have the funds, they may choose to elope to reduce the stress and financial burden. Other couples may decide that they'd rather save the money for their future instead of spending it on a lavish wedding.