Micro-Weddings: Would You Get Married With No Guests?
Many couples spent the last 18 months postponing and rearranging their weddings as Covid restrictions changed. Fed up with waiting, many have opted for ‘micro-weddings’, with just a handful of friends or family present, or even opting to elope (as far as travel restrictions allow) as a couple. Less stress, a smaller budget, no family dramas, speeches and best of all, no seating plan; we think this is a trend that might catch on. With less travel, resources, materials and waste involved, smaller ceremonies are an eco-conscious choice, too.
As travel restrictions lift, destination weddings are back on the cards, so those that have been dreaming of getting married are finally able to do so. But the chances of getting everyone gathered in one place and one time in a far-flung destination still feels fairly unlikely, so how about leaving the guests behind? Some venues are creating packages to cater for mini weddings for exactly this purpose.
The Ritz-Carlton Abama in Tenerife has created a ‘Just The Two Of Us’ micro-wedding package with a maximum party size of 20 to make keeping to guidelines easier along and relieving the pressure of planning. Guests will be able to enjoy the ideal climate, picture-perfect setting, luxury resort facilities and the beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and volcanic landscape. A destination wedding in such an intimate setting might be the way to make sure your nuptials still feel extra special, without the crowds.
With intimate weddings looking to be the way forward for the foreseeable, and destination weddings very much still high on couples’ wish lists, villa wedding venues are also a popular choice for 2021 and 2022, with many destinations offering wedding packages that mean everything can take place in one setting.
What do you think; would you get married without the guests? Will the micro-wedding trend outlive social distancing mandates? An intimate eco-friendlier fuss-free ceremony in a beautiful far-flung (or not-so-far-flung) spot sounds like the perfect start to any happily-ever-after.
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Featured image: by Sofia Hernandez
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