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Why You Should Consider Planning A Micro-Wedding

  |   By Kimberly Aglipay

Photography by Hello Inspira. Design, florals and planning by Dukes & Daisies. Photo as seen in this styled shoot.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been more and more options being offered by venues and vendors for couples to plan more appropriately intimate wedding celebrations. There are many reasons why a micro-wedding is a great idea, and choosing one of these packaged options on offer doesn't mean you lose out on personalized details. In fact, a micro-wedding can give you the opportunity to have your dream wedding features that you may not be able to have with a bigger guest list.

"I think all wedding planners have witnessed how special petite, intimate weddings can be," says Marianne Noh, owner and founder of event design agency Dukes & Daisies. "The room is filled with so much genuine love; small in size doesn't mean it can't be luxurious." To help couples out during the pandemic, Noh has put together the Petite Wedding Collective with a group of vendors who are offering a package that includes all of the essential details couples could want for their wedding, including the venue, an officiant, ceremony music, photography, videography, and flowers, cake and decor, among other details. The first Petite Wedding day will be on August 22nd at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.

"These packages ensure that the important details are covered as you have a professional wedding planner putting it together for you," Noh shares. "They're mindful of the times we're in and that large investments and long timelines may not be best for everyone, but that doesn't mean you can't have an amazing wedding to celebrate your marriage."

The day allows couples who wish to get married in coming months share the costs and have details they may not have otherwise been able to afford. And it also gives couples the opportunity to have some very special details they may not have access to otherwise. "With my petite weddings packages, each couple will have their portrait session in the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto's Presidential Suite, which is not open to the public or offered to couples outside of these times."

Even though couples will be getting married on the same day, there will be many personalized details they'll need to choose. For Noh's package, the couple will have a customized bridal bouquet and boutonniere designed to fit their attire, floor plans to decide on depending on guests and their households, music for their ceremony and first dance, signature cocktails and any additional services such as hair and makeup.

Organizing a smaller wedding in a shorter period of time can be in some ways just as stressful as planning a wedding on a longer timeline. Having a smaller guest list doesn't mean you can't avail of wedding planning services. "With a petite wedding package, you can focus on the purpose and meaning of the wedding and rest assured that all the important elements will be there," Noh explains. "There is very little stress involved and the burden of planning a wedding is removed—this really is the biggest benefit to couples."

At the end of the day, it's important to couples to know that there are still options when it comes to getting married during the COVID-19 pandemic. "While the world has been put on pause, life still goes on—getting married and starting a new chapter in your life is a huge moment that doesn't have to be postponed," Noh says. "This has really been about the venues and vendors wanting to help couples have a beautiful wedding during these times; I think people would still like to celebrate this meaningful commitment while being respectful and mindful of the times we are in."


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