How to Get the Most Out of Your Micro-Wedding
Updated: Sep 23
If you’re planning on getting married anytime in the near future, you’ve likely had your original plans for a big wedding with all of your friends and family altered. For those wanting to still get married in 2020, small, intimate micro-weddings appear to be the most viable option. You still get to have your event - the dress, the ceremony, exchanging vows, speeches - but in a more private setting. Less people, smaller-scale planning; just you, your partner, and your very closest family and friends.
Micro-Wedding /ˈmīkrō-ˈwediNG/ Noun A micro wedding is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests, featuring the typical traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.
When planning your micro-wedding, there are a few key points that will help make your day the best day ever - even if it’s not the day you’d originally planned:
With some indoor settings opening up for bookings again, it’s becoming possible to have your wedding at your favourite venue. However, you may find that with your reduced guest list, you simply don’t need the amount of space these places offer for your micro-wedding. With less guests comes less work, fewer opinions and people to please (and less budget required!). This greatly opens up the possibilities for locations to tie the knot. Choosing a location that’s meaningful to you is a great way to take advantage of your small guest list while making the day even more special for you and your partner. We’ve seen couples throw their mirco-weddings at their home, in backyards, cottages -- places that are significant to the couple and hold special meaning to them.
Less is More!
Opting for a simple, elegant feel is often the way to go when it comes to mirco-weddings. Keep in mind the location and environment you’ve chosen when considering the details of your day. If you’re having a small backyard wedding, choose decor and seating that fit your space as well as your style. Many couples also opt to keep their ceremony date for this year and move their party into 2021; allowing them to get married as they had originally planned but save their party for later.
No matter how small your wedding, there are always a few simple essentials that are required at a celebration. Food, drink and music are a good place to start! Hiring a photographer and videographer also top the list of ‘must-haves’ at your wedding. Documenting your special day is definitely something you shouldn’t skip out on.
Live-Streaming Your Wedding
One of the biggest concerns with small, intimate ceremonies is the limited amount of guests able to attend. Having to make some major cuts to your original invitee list isn’t ideal for the majority of couples. After all, having family there to witness your marriage and share in your joy is an integral part of the ceremony in the first place! This is why many couples are now live-streaming their Wedding ceremonies. Live-streaming is the perfect way to have all your friends and family there for your special day - from anywhere around the world! Even with a small ceremony, you can still share your special day with all the ones you love that couldn’t be there in person. With DMS LIVE! live-streaming, we take care of all the details, while you focus on enjoying your day with your family and friends - in person and virtually!
With DMS Live, you get your own personalized web page (URL) - completely private and password protected - that leads to the webpage your family and friends will access to watch you go down the aisle. Our discrete micro-team shoots your ceremony to the same DMS quality that you’ve come to expect, while a technical director works our video switcher; switching between camera angles in real time. The Director also ensures an audio tie in so viewers can clearly hear all that is going on. Those who received an invite to view your livestream simply follow the URL and click play! After the ceremony, you have the ability to interact and instant message your virtual guests.
With professional live-streaming, you get crystal clear picture and sound as well as multiple camera angles - all captured live and with the capability to be viewed as a recorded video afterwards. Virtual cocktails with instant messaging allows you to interact with your guests online; one of the many features of professional live-streaming that you won’t get from cell phone video through a social media platform.
Contact DMS Video today to find out more about professionally live-streaming your micro-wedding with DMS LIVE! We can’t wait to hear from you!