Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding location
When it comes to planning your micro wedding or elopement, choosing the perfect location is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
After all, your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire day and can make or break the ambience and overall feel of your celebration.
Consider Your Style and Preferences
The location you choose should reflect your style and preferences as a couple. Are you more drawn to natural settings like parks, forests, and beaches? Or do you prefer the urban vibe of a cityscape or industrial space?
Consider what kind of backdrop and setting will make you feel most comfortable and happy on your big day.
Think About the Size of Your Guest List
Opting for a micro wedding or elopement offers the advantage of selecting a smaller, more intimate venue that may not be suitable for a larger guest list.
It’s essential to consider the number of guests you plan to invite and ensure that the chosen location can comfortably accommodate your group without feeling crowded or overwhelming.
This flexibility allows you to think outside the box, with endless possibilities for unique and memorable locations. While micro weddings or elopements may not be for everyone, they offer the opportunity to break away from traditional settings.
Think outside the box
In the past, we’ve held ceremonies in cliff-top caves, tattoo parlours, WWII bunkers, creek beds, backyards, on multiple cliff-top walks, showcasing the wide range of unconventional options available.
These locations would not be possible with larger guest numbers, emphasizing the exclusivity and intimacy of micro weddings and elopements.
Consider the Time of the Year
- Cozy atmosphere with crackling fireplaces
- Indoor venues with soft lighting
- Rustic decor creates warmth and intimacy
- Breathtaking views of colourful landscapes
- Vineyards showcasing rich autumnal tones
- Walking amidst the beauty of changing foliage
- Enjoying the coziness of rustic settings
- Outdoor venues bursting with blooming flowers
- Natural light casts a romantic glow
- Exchanging vows amidst lush greenery
- Garden ceremonies with fresh floral scents
- Picturesque settings like vineyards and outdoor terraces
- Celebrating under clear blue skies
- Beach weddings with the sound of waves
- Gardens filled with vibrant summer blooms
- Countryside estates offering a serene backdrop
- Dancing under the stars on warm summer nights
Research Local Regulations and Permits
Depending on where you live, there may be local regulations and permits you need to obtain to hold your wedding in a certain location. Some councils require beach permits, while others don’t; some operate on a “first in, best dressed” concept.
For large weddings, we definitely recommend securing a site, while for smaller weddings, you can get away with not doing so.
Other locations like botanical gardens may require a photography permit, which, after years of experience, can work to your advantage. I might write another blog on this topic.
Be sure to do your research and make sure you have all the necessary paperwork and approvals before you book your venue. We can help you with this.
Choose a Location with Meaning and Significance
Finally, consider choosing a location with personal meaning and significance to you as a couple. Maybe it’s the park where you had your first date, the beach where you got engaged, your family property, or even your backyard. Incorporating these personal touches into your wedding venue can make your day even more special and memorable.
Choosing Your Elopement or Micro Wedding Location can be a daunting task, but with these tips and advice from our team at KISS Package, you’ll be on your way to finding the ideal setting for your special day. Happy planning!