A wedding is a monumental undertaking that makes couples question how they can possibly have one. There is a solution. What is a Micro Wedding?

With big weddings averaging over $30,000, it is now a good time to ask what is a micro wedding? Well, it’s the same as any wedding, only smaller without the fuss or high costs. You can still have the dress, the ceremony, the reception – just on a smaller scale.

What is a micro wedding?

A micro wedding is an intimate affair, usually with no more than 50 guests. They still centre around the same traditions and everything that makes a wedding, well, a wedding. It has all the trademarks of a wedding, just with fewer guests. It is an appealing option for many couples because of the more reasonable price-tag. That aside though, there is something very meaningful about sharing your special day with only a small group of your closest family and friends.

Remember the basics

Regardless of size, all weddings have food, music, and alcohol. This is a celebration and getting together with people to eat, drink and dance is the ultimate way to celebrate. Once you have those basics, you can think about décor, flowers, stationery and all the little extras that make this even more special.

What is a Micro Wedding

A photographer is essential

It doesn’t matter how big or small your wedding is – a photographer is a must. You will want to document this day. With a lighter guest list, photo sessions can be smaller. Some photographers will create a custom package for a shorter time. You can even ask a favour of a friend or family member for whom photography is an interest.

Help small businesses

Fewer guests means a smaller event to cater for, which is great for smaller businesses. Help them out. Your local florist may be able to create smaller arrangements for smaller tables. The bakery down the road could get creative with smaller cakes or other sweets. Your favourite restaurant might come up with a gourmet menu suitable for a smaller guest list.

Make it a personal for your guests

With fewer guests, it’s the perfect chance for you to add some meaningful touches. Handwriting invitations is much easier for 30 guests than for 200. Perhaps even add a personal note for each guest at their table. Go the extra step and give a little personalised gift for each person to thank them for being a part of this joyous occasion. Be creative and thoughtful, and your guests will appreciate your efforts!


A micro wedding is perfect for couples who want to say “I do” without the hassle and expense of a big event. Are you looking for some micro wedding inspo? Check out the online directory at Melbourne Bridal Expos for local wedding suppliers and future industry events and expos.