Curating your wedding guest numbers for a micro wedding can be a difficult task, but there are a few things you can consider to make the process easier.

Culling or “curating”, “trimming” or what we like to say “streamlining”


Start by making a list of the most important people to you and your partner. This might include immediate family members and close friends. These are the people who should be at the top of your guest list.

Size of Venue:

Consider the size of your venue and how many people it can comfortably accommodate. This will give you an idea of how many guests you can invite.


A micro wedding usually means a smaller budget, so you may need to limit the number of guests you invite to stay within your budget.


Consider the distance that your guests will need to travel. If you are planning a destination wedding, it may be more difficult for some guests to attend, so you may need to limit the number of guests you invite.

Recent Interactions:

Think about how recently you have interacted with each person on your list. If you haven’t seen someone in a while, they may be less of a priority to invite.


It’s important to remember that a micro wedding doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice the people you love, it’s about finding the perfect balance between the number of guests you want and the number that fits within your budget and venue. It’s also important to keep in mind that it’s your wedding, your day and you should celebrate it with the ones you love the most.

A nicer word for “culling” when it comes to reducing the number of guests on a wedding list might be “curating.” This implies that you are carefully selecting and choosing whom to invite, rather than just cutting down the list. Another word that may work is “trimming” which implies that you are making adjustments to the guest list to make it perfect, or “streamlining” which implies that you are making the list more efficient and effective.

Curating your wedding guest numbers