Micro Weddings in The Bahamas
Micro weddings were trending even before Covid-19 became a reality. Couples drawn to a more minimalist lifestyle loved this scaled-down approach. But the concept has really gained traction with couples as they plan weddings that align with CDC guidelines for gatherings.
So what is a micro wedding? Basically, a micro wedding contains all elements of a traditional wedding – just on a much smaller scale. Typically, a micro wedding is 50 guests or less. Micro weddings are great for couples who favor the intimacy of exchanging vows in front of immediate family and their closest friends. Check out our post on destination wedding planning here.
With a Micro Wedding, Think Big!
If you opt for a micro wedding, keep in mind that just because you’re headcount is small, you can still think big as it relates to the overall experience. Some couples will pay for their guest’s lodging and transportation. Others will spring for a top-shelf bar or a four-course gourmet plated dinner. There are plenty of ways to maximize the experience of a micro wedding!
In addition to springing for upgrades that might not be possible with a larger gathering, many couples will also endeavor to create a truly personalized experience for their guests. A handwritten note to each guest is much more doable with a headcount of a few dozen! And personalized favors are more budget-friendly when you’re not talking about hundreds of people. A micro wedding presents countless opportunities to be creative and unique.
One benefit of having a micro wedding is that smaller headcounts may allow you to hold the wedding in places that wouldn’t otherwise work. Think of restaurants, cafes, or parks. In the Bahamas, we love to host these smaller weddings at Bahamas luxury villas, The Cove Eleuthera, Grand Isle Resort, The Island House, Rosewood Baha Mar, and The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort. The luxury villas that we love include The Exuma Outpost, The Reef House Exuma, Beachwood, Greystone, Shades of Blue, and Sea Escape, all located in Little Exuma, Bahamas. These venues offer a variety of options for small groups.
Micro Weddings in The Bahamas Bonus
Another bonus is that micro weddings are easier to coordinate! Vendors have adjusted accordingly to this new reality and many offer packages or hourly rates for couples who think small. You may not need a photographer with a second shooter for 8 hours because your shot list shrinks with a smaller crowd – but you still absolutely need a photographer! Many florists can provide beautiful arrangements for weddings that only need a table or two. A local baker will frequently offer lovely dessert options for couples who don’t need a four-tier wedding cake.
Most Destination Weddings Are Intimate Weddings!
Fun fact! Most destination weddings ARE micro weddings! Because our clients and their guests travel to the Bahamas from all over the world, their wedding parties tend to be on the smaller side. We’re experts at planning and designing weddings with smaller headcounts! And the Bahamas is an absolutely ideal destination for such weddings – our favorite venues offer gorgeous indoor/outdoor options that are well-ventilated with our famous Bahamas breezes (and those don’t cost extra!). Social distancing is not a problem when you have your wedding on one of our beautiful beaches! And our vendors have always taken sanitary guidelines very seriously – we can ensure that everyone has a stress-free experience on the best day of your life!
Does an intimate wedding sound like an amazing idea? Are you dreaming of exchanging vows with the one you love in the beautiful Bahamas? Don’t delay! We are already booking for Fall 2020 and 2021. We’re excited to guide you through the process! Reach out! We’re ready for you!