Is it Time to Consider a Micro Wedding?

If you are considering a micro wedding in the Bay Area, now may be your time. Right now couples are scrambling to make their 2020 weddings happen. Some will be able to maintain their current plans others need to postpone or make it a smaller affair. In all cases it is truly a challenge right now to plan an event. But, if you have entertained a smaller wedding or even an elopement, now might be the perfect time to make it happen. Venues are looking to fill up their calendars, and are flexible especially on weekdays. Caterers, musicians, photographers, makeup and all the other wedding industry professionals are eager to end this year with a bang. Also, small weddings provide a bit more wiggle room with the budget, which allows ample opportunity to get creative. Take a look at some of these reasons why a smaller celebration might be a good choice.

Less Planning

Some people genuinely love planning their wedding but not all. Executing such a large event is basically a full-time job, which can be hard when you already have a full-time job. A tiny wedding means tinier problems, which means tinier heart palpitations when something goes wrong. Having to think about moving 14 people inside if it rains? Not a big deal. Two hundred people? That’s a different story.

Less Overwhelming

So many brides say that their wedding day was a blur. With a large wedding, from coordinating with your planner to making sure you greet every guest, it’s super hard to step back and take it all in. A tiny wedding means you can talk to everyone and still escape with your partner every now and then to experience it as just the two of you.

Smaller Guest List

It’s hard not to feel pressure when it comes to the guest list, especially since every list has a cutoff number. While there always will be someone who is bound to be upset they didn’t get an invite, when you only invite your closest circle — “No, really, it’s a tiny wedding!” — it feels a lot less personal for those who didn’t make the cut.

Take a look at a few Bay Area wedding venues that work beautifully for smaller weddings. As a San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, I love helping couples with all stages of their planning. Please contact me if you have any questions at all, I love sharing ideas!

UC Botanical Garden Wedding

romantic black and white photo of couple at their berkeley wedding at uc berkeley botanical gardens
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden wedding photos
a crowd gathers around a small wedding at the UC botanical gardens
bay area small wedding venue photos

Bernardus Lodge Wedding in Carmel Valley

carmel valley elopement photos for micro weddings
photo of cute kids dancing at outdoor northern california wedding venue
fuschia and blush wedding colors from photos at carmel valley wedding
gorgeous wedding photo of couple in the garden at Bernardus Lodge outdoor venue in Carmel Valley< california

San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photos

Cute San Francisco City Hall wedding photo of groom picking up bride on the street
Couple exits San Francisco City  Hall after their ceremony
wedding ceremony photos on the Mayor's Balcony at SF City Hall
Photo of couple on the streets of San Francisco after their SF City Hall elopement

Wente Vineyards Cave Wedding In Livermore, Ca

Rustic wine cave wedding in northern california at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Ca
wine cave reception photo ideas from northern california winery
Bay Area micro wedding venue ideas

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