Micro Wedding & Elopement Planning: 70 Tips for a Memorable Day

Micro Wedding & Elopement Planning: 70 Tips for a Memorable Day

Discover 70 invaluable tips to plan a memorable micro wedding or elopement. From intimate venues to personalized vows, create a day that reflects your love.

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, a day that marks the beginning of a new chapter in your journey together. While grand, lavish weddings have their allure, there’s a special charm in opting for a micro wedding or elopement. These intimate gatherings allow you to focus on what truly matters – your commitment to each other. To help you plan a memorable and stress-free micro wedding or elopement, we’ve put together a list of 70 invaluable tips that cover everything from planning to post-wedding bliss.

Planning and Preparation:


  1. Budgeting Brilliance: Start with a clear budget to guide your planning process.
  2. Intimate Guest List: Embrace the beauty of a small guest count, surrounded by your closest loved ones.
  3. Location Love: Choose a meaningful location that resonates with your personalities.
  4. Local Regulations: Research local marriage requirements and secure necessary permits.
  5. Guiding Hand: Consider hiring a wedding planner to streamline your preparations.
  6. Time is Essence: Create a realistic timeline for your planning tasks.
  7. Priority Check: Identify your top wedding priorities and focus on them.
  8. Digital Invitations: Save costs and trees with elegant digital invitations.
  9. Off-Peak Advantage: Consider a weekday or off-season date to save on costs.
  10. Checklist Champion: Keep track of your tasks with a well-organized checklist.
Marion hotel weddings

Venue and Decor:


  1. Nature’s Embrace: Let outdoor settings provide a stunning backdrop for your day.
  2. Venue’s Natural Beauty: Choose a venue that requires minimal decoration.
  3. Intimate Spaces: Opt for cozy venues that suit your guest count perfectly.
  4. Magical Lighting: Create a cozy atmosphere with candles and fairy lights.
  5. Personal Touches: Infuse your personality into the decor with meaningful mementos.
  6. Local Blooms: Choose local, seasonal flowers for eco-friendly and cost-effective decor.
  7. DIY Delights: Add a personal touch with DIY decorations that reflect your style.
  8. Less is More: Focus on a few standout decor pieces for an elegant touch.
  9. Eco-Chic Choices: Opt for eco-friendly and reusable decor elements.
  10. Surroundings Speak: Let the venue’s natural charm shine through, keeping decor simple.


Beach Elopement Weddings South Australia



  1. Comfort Comes First: Opt for comfortable attire that lets you enjoy every moment.
  2. Thrifty Chic: Consider renting or buying second-hand outfits for sustainable style.
  3. Location-Appropriate Attire: Choose outfits that resonate with your venue’s ambiance.
  4. Accessorize with Care: Thoughtful accessories can elevate your ensemble.
  5. Weather Wisdom: Be prepared for the weather by selecting suitable attire.


Marion hotel weddings



  1. Heartfelt Vows: Craft personal vows that speak to your journey together.
  2. Familiar Face: Choose an officiant who knows you well and can personalize the ceremony.
  3. Short and Sweet: Keep the ceremony concise to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
  4. Cultural Charms: Incorporate cultural or religious elements that hold meaning.
  5. Beloved Witness: Invite a close friend to officiate or be the witness.
  6. Weather Wonders: Have a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.
  7. Guest Comfort: Provide blankets or fans depending on the weather for guest comfort.

Stay tuned for Part 2,

where we’ll delve into the world of photography, food and drinks, entertainment, guest experience, technology, sustainability, health and safety, and post-wedding memories in this blog about micro weddings and elopements. Your dream wedding is within reach, and these tips will help you craft an intimate celebration that leaves a lasting impression.

The Rise of Wedding Content Creators

As weddings take on new forms, from elopements to micro weddings, a trend is emerging that adds a unique and positive dimension to these intimate celebrations—the presence of wedding content creators. Beyond the conventional roles of planners, photographers, and...

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Meet Peta and Lee, the stars of our enchanting forest elopement story. Their love story was one of simplicity and beauty, a tale of two souls finding each other in the midst of life’s adventures. For their wedding, they decided to let nature be their witness and chose the serene Kuitpo Forest as their backdrop.

In the heart of this lush forest, nestled within the embrace of nature, stood the CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast. This charming, rustic abode became their sanctuary, a place where their dreams would come to life.

Their ceremony was a heartfelt and intimate affair, with the forest providing the perfect soundtrack to their vows. Surrounded by the majestic trees, Peta and Lee pledged their love for one another, promising to cherish each other for a lifetime.

Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Planning your wedding should be a joyful experience, but it’s common to encounter wedding anxiety along the way. Whether you’re envisioning a grand traditional ceremony, an intimate elopement, or a cozy micro wedding, this blog offers valuable insights to help you and your partner navigate the emotional ups and downs. From open communication and setting realistic expectations to prioritizing self-care and seeking professional help when necessary, these strategies will ensure that wedding anxiety doesn’t overshadow the excitement of starting your lifelong journey together.

Michaela made the ceremony planning and paperwork a breeze, even all the way from Canada! From our initial video chats to meeting her in person once we arrived, she made it fun! Providing samples and examples for our ceremony and helping us tailor it to our taste. It was everything we could have dreamed of!

MARRIED COUPLE – Isabelle & Daniel

Michaela was an absolute treasure! Michaela was so easy to work with and understanding of what we wanted on our special day. The communication in the lead up to our wedding day was perfect and she was happy to match our schedules for meetings. Michaela performed so well on the day, being a ray of sunshine

Emily & Tam