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Could Micro-Weddings Become the New Normal?

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s pragmatism.

Forced into corners with very little wriggle room, everyone has had to re-examine aspects of life that have been taken for granted.

While COVID-19 can’t stand in the way of true love, it has definitely changed the way people are getting married.

While the pandemic is causing so much uncertainty when it comes to planning the big day, many lovebirds have decided to go smaller instead of postponing their wedding for another year.

The pandemic has prompted a radical downsizing and rethinking of nuptials. As couples discover the benefits of smaller ceremonies, the trend might outlast the virus.

Many couples who have tied the knot under Coivd-19 restrictions have spoken glowingly about the experience of more intimate nuptials.

Having a smaller celebration has allowed more time to focus on close family and friends, without the random guests that can take away from the feeling of intimacy. Not to mention the cost savings of having fewer guests to cater for.

So do smaller celebrations look set to stay? What are your views? Could Micro-wedding become the new normal? Would this work in your family for any future weddings? Have you attended a micro-wedding?

Could Micro-Weddings Become the New Normal?

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ginntonic
6 days ago
0
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My daughter got married 15 years ago. They could have had hundreds of guests and spent £thousands but they decided to keep it small and low key. They only had 12 guests which were made up of immediate family. This was definitely the right decision for them. No struggling with who to sit where, the cost and the stress. They still had a lovely day. We went to a local Michelin stared restaurant where we had a private dining room. My daughter still had a beautiful wedding dress and my other daughter a lovely bridesmaid dress. We all still got the chance to dress up but it was a comfortable relaxed day.
viking
15th Apr 2021
0
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Some of the figures that are quoted [ if they are to be believed ] are really mad £20,000- £30, 000 ++.
The more "guests" the merrier.
The pandemic may mean that some are being more frugal than previous.
CarmenV
7th Apr 2021
3
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I’ve always disliked the sentence ‘we can’t afford to get married’. No, you can afford to get married, what you can’t afford is a huge party with a lot of rubbish adorning walls and tables etc etc. Get married and if you want to celebrate with loads of friends go out and do it save your money for buying a house or whatever and forget the hen and stag dos they are a total waste of money. A hen or stag do was originally meant to signify the last night of ‘freedom’ but as couples continue to go out separately after marriage there is no necessity for these dos
soozy13
7th Apr 2021
3
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Maybe weddings can return to being a celebration of two people wanting to spend their lives together and not just an excuse for a massive party!!!
Bachan123
7th Apr 2021
3
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I truly hope so. The big weddings invite so much competition and true material ugliness. It has been my experience that The Bigger and more expensive the wedding, the sooner the divorce. It's very sad to see the intimacy of love of couple, their community, family and friends get so corrupted.
Marley444
6th Apr 2021
2
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I sincerely hope so! I have never been a fan of large weddings - too many people makes it impersonal so I would be very happy if this was the new way forward, and don't get me started on the ridiculous hen weeks that seem to be expected these days, too!
MrsPat
6th Apr 2021
4
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Mine was a micro wedding as we could not afford to have a big posh one. In the 1960s and 70s life was tough for most people and a big wedding only for the rich and famous.
Wilf
6th Apr 2021
4
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Great idea! The smaller the better as I will be paying for my daughters! Quick pub lunch for 20.. perfect!
Lionel
6th Apr 2021
2
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A whip-round to pay for their own food. Heaven is here!
Wilf
8th Apr 2021
1
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Well they are all earning now Lionel so yes why not?
Lionel
8th Apr 2021
2
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Could crowd fund them and make a profit! Now there's a thought.
Wilf
8th Apr 2021
1
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Great idea Lionel-there is crowd funding for everything else!
Lionel
8th Apr 2021
0
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Lesss go! Let's go and make some money.

Pity about my grand daughter - one baby and not a husband in sight. Never mind, you set up a crowd fund and a long time pal will help get it in the media. Could be a knighthood in it for you. Sir Wilf. Think about it a moment. Every comment on Surfers would be by Sir Wilf KCBE. OK we haven't got an empire anymore but we can dream.
Wilf
8th Apr 2021
0
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I like Sir Wilf of Worchester it sounds very regal...mind you Lord Lionel of Linconshire sounds very very posh! Moving in those sort of stratospheric social segments would ensure that riches would flow our way, Lionel!
ecarg
6th Apr 2021
2
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Good idea difficult though if both the bride and groom come from large families

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