In so many ways the world has been changed as we have moved through this pandemic, for brides and grooms it has made them ponder an important question; to have a smaller intimate wedding or wait for some level of normalcy to return to have a big celebration? In accordance with wedding traditions, there would be many reasons to wait for the big event; however, there can be several reasons as to why a small intimate wedding can be just as memorable as having a larger scale wedding day.
With smaller, or micro, weddings there are specific benefits where photography is considered.
With a smaller number of guests, there will be more time to coordinate the bridal party and/or guests to ensure you get the memories that you want. Larger events require a little more coordination with members of the bridal party and can involve assistance from family members to get the photos the couples want, so in a more intimate setting this will certainly give couples an elevated level of relaxation.
Another bonus for photography is location. With fewer guests, there may be locations that are important to the couple, places where the guests may be able to gather in for photos. In having a micro wedding this likely could include a venue that would be well-suited for intimate events, like a restaurant or bar. The location may have areas that make for creative photography, like a garden or rooftop, that make it easy for events with a smaller number of guests.
A big bonus for intimate affairs is that it comes with extraordinarily little pressure. A smaller guest list likely only includes your closest friends and family, people you are super comfortable with and with whom you will not feel overwhelmed as they watch you get married and interact with you during your reception. This sense of calm certainly leads to more fun and relaxed photos with those closest to you.
Whether a wedding is a traditional large event or smaller, intimate wedding the key focus should still be the beginning of the couples lives together as one. Jigar and Suhagi decided to have a low-key traditional affair with their city hall nuptials in Toronto. For many reasons, sometimes smaller is not always an option; however, if you are planning and have considered it there are certainly some amazing moments that can come these intimate affairs.
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it has taught us to be present, do not delay. Live in the now, if you have found the one person with whom you will spend your life then there is never a more perfect time than the present to declare that love and to begin the journey together.
Your story is being written each day when we wake to begin a new day, together with those closest to us, in each moment that we experience love. Your story continues to be written, grab your partners hand and take that first step in the rest your lives now.