Microwedding help!

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Have you checked out Thumbtack.com or Taskrabbit.com? You can hire professionals and people who do jobs on the side. I hired my florist and driver from Thumbtack for my wedding. I’ve used Taskrabbit many times for other jobs such as setting up and cleaning up for events. You can find caterers, bakers, drivers, event staff, etc on these sites. 

Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I guess my recent wedding was a “microwedding” though I’d never heard that until now! We had 21 people total.  We had ours at a B&B that does weddings–look into that in the area you want.  No decorating was necessary,  it was beautiful already.  They provided cake and punch for a little reception afterwards. And i definitely walked down the aisle! I was just a short aisle 😀 THEN we went to dinner at a restaurant.  It wasn’t completely private but we did have one end of one of the dining rooms. 

 

I loved it,  wouldn’t change a thing. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Oh, i also looked into booking a private home from Airbnb and doing it that way, then I’d have more control over time,  etc,  but the way we did it was a bit easier

 By that’s something to consider too!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Second the suggestion to look into B&B’s. I had my microwedding at one and it was great. They also catered so we were able to stay there for the ceremony and reception. While we didn’t do it ourselves, we were given the option to rent the whole place for the weekend. That could give you maximum privacy of you were to do something like that. As far as decorating, the inn was pretty well decorated, and my planner filled in any decoration gaps she saw.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Airbnb. Then have a restaurant cater. I’ve never known them not to cater for 20 but if they won’t, then door dash?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

We had 17 guests at our wedding. We got married at a state park in Florida, and then had a catered dinner at the Airbnb we rented. We decorated the house with flowers,  fairy lights, and candles.

Before booking, I asked the owner of the Airbnb if she was okay with us having extra family members over for a dinner party, and she  had no problem with that. Some people get weird when they hear the word wedding, but really how is a small reception different then a dinner party?

I’ve never had a problem with Airbnb canceling last minute. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Unless you’re getting married in a small town, you should be able to find a restaurant that has semi-private dining…especially on the water! I’d go through Yelp and email every last one of the places on the water. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - Somewhere in Texas

Hi bee, I am having a similar size wedding. We are doing it in our backyard and having Buca di Beppo cater it. It’s a gorgeous backyard so we’ve made peace with not being able to have it at a venue. 

 

As as far as logistics and set up, do you have any local friends that might want to help? My friends husband is going to be our “bartender.” Things like that help a lot.

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Post # 13
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Blushing bee

We are also looking into having a microwedding with 10-12 guests MAX, if even that. Currently we are looking at tiny local museums, zoos, and restaurants. I agree it seems to be so much harder because when people hear the word “wedding” they think of a huge group coming in and taking over. And then if you are too small, they don’t want something being a distraction in their establishment that won’t be paying top dollar, so they charge you the same as they would a large wedding anyways (like a flat fee to make it even). Maybe we can keep this thread going to get updates from other people who are having a microwedding to share tips and tricks. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I had a small wedding, 25 people. We got married at a local park gazebo and had a “reception” in a local restaurant. They did have a private room, so that was nice. A friend of mine was kind enough to set up, otherwise, I would have.

And I walked down an “aisle”. Just a short walk on a sidewalk with my dad. It was important to him.

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