Say ‘I Do’ to the Micro-Wedding

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Say ‘I Do’ to the Micro-Wedding

Bride and groom strolling through the Casanova gardens of Hotel Cipriani

With the rise of the boutique wedding and minimony, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a day full of luxury and tradition. Here's why smaller celebrations at Belmond are having their moment.

Fiancés still want to celebrate with their loved ones – that hasn’t changed. But when large gatherings were off the table in recent years, more options for the big day began to emerge... and the trend stuck. Gone are the days where a wedding had to mean hundreds of guests seated together in a busy ballroom, dancing cheek-to-cheek and bustling to catch the bouquet.

Enter the micro-wedding – a wedding with less than 20 guests, that is. In contrast to elopements, which tend to be off-the-cuff ceremonies with just a couple of witnesses, those who still want to meticulously plan their big day still can with this new style of ceremony. At micro-weddings, a couple can spend cherished time interacting with their guests. Some argue that this is better than a quick ‘hello, thank you for coming!’ you might manage at weddings with a hundred guests. There’s no distant relative sat in a far corner, craning to listen to speeches or squinting to steal a glimpse at the cake-cutting. Each guest has a premium ticket, sat front and center.

Even before the pandemic made us re-evaluate how to celebrate these occasions, the micro-wedding, or minimony, was a fast-growing trend. It’s not hard to see why. Bid adieu to that ‘package wedding’ feel. With less space and less guests, couples often have free reign to alter the layout and décor of their venue. They can shape the atmosphere to their own exacting requirements.

Just because your boutique wedding is smaller, that doesn’t have to mean a quick trip to the registrar’s office. It can be an opportunity to eschew tradition and opt for a day that’s more daring, more uniquely you. With our fully adaptable micro-wedding offerings, we prove that big isn’t always better. Your dream destination wedding awaits.

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