Evening Wedding Ideas For An Understated & Elegant Couple

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Get your wedding preparations and planning underway for an understated evening wedding ceremony suitable for 30 – 50 selective guests. It’s a romantic way to get married under a moonlit sky and a shower of stars. However, weddings cost a massive amount of money.  How do you arrange it without stress?

Where do you start? Well, the smaller and simpler the better, it means a lot less can go wrong if you plan a private gathering later in the day. There’s no need to worry about making concessions. Perhaps you’ve cut the celestial wedding guest list, reduced your budget, postponed the venue and cancelled the celebrant, due to the pandemic.

But, get on the right track to planning something extra special for your night time affair. Ready to get your small private wedding underway? Do you want to celebrate with a smaller amount of guests watching you say, “I do”?  I’ve done the groundwork, so you can blissfully glide through your evening micro wedding planning to a happily ever after!

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Evening Wedding Ceremony elegantly dressed couple posing and smiling

Quintessential evening minimony ceremonies made in heaven for over the moon couples!  www.kristaphoto.com

Tip 1• Micro wedding planning itinerary

Firstly, let’s start at the very beginning. You’ll need to sort out timings, a budget and a schedule for your micro wedding. Due to the pandemic, preparations for your late evening marriage celebration has become even tougher. So, get ahead of the race with a wedding planning itinerary. So, explore simple wedding budget friendly ideas.

Tip 2• Evening micro wedding at 6pm

Secondly, from 6pm onwards is the best time to solidify your relationship with a late evening marriage celebration. It gives you the opportunity to plan something uniquely yours. Although money talks and the more you invest in your wedding the better it is. Decide, how many people can share a stunning sunset wedding day with you.

Tip 2• Evening  minimony weddings

What about some more inspiration to plot out the happiest intimate nighttime party of an exquisite brides life. Go ahead with inexpensive and stress-free evening micro wedding. Don’t brush off the dream of getting married under a dark sky full of twinkle stars. Just make sure to prioritise the atmospheric wedding lighting.

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Organising a less is more dream wedding still has it’s ups and downs but it can work. image credit www.kristaphoto.com


Tip 3• No compromise on the photographer.

Thirdly, don’t compromise on the wedding photos. Let a photographer capture the essence of who you truly are as a loving couple. Although you’ve chosen for an evening micro wedding doesn’t mean the pictures have to be dark. Ensure you film the celebration for the best lightning effect. TIP: capture your first look, family and friends  portraits at the beginning of the evening.

Tip 4• Coronavirus-proof micro wedding

Celebrate your love in a unique style that you’re accustomed to. Whether you are conservative, socially conscious, fashion-forward, or have a more liberal approach to luxurious minimal weddings. You can invite less than 50 guests to your private bash. Basically, whatever you’re personal taste, design a blissful and coronavirus-proof micro wedding.


Tip 5• Modern bride’s tale

Whether you plan a garden ceremony in the setting of a historic museum or a fairy tale wedding at a regal castle. Have you nailed your wedding style? Did you know that impatience can cause you stress? So, why not distress by looking for the best small wedding ideas for your micro wedding venue.

Tip 6• Set money aside

Be wise. In the Covid-19 era many of you brides might have more to spend. Otherwise, solve your problems by setting money aside for the high-end and extra special touches. And what about those trendy items you saw at the online wedding fayres. Be clever stay on the internet and discover the best bargains. Buy what you want [within reason].

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Intimate micro weddings solidify relationships. www.kristaphoto.com

Tip 7•  Venue, florist and catering

And there’s more, stagger unnecessary outgoings to host a ceremonial micro wedding in the evening at a luxury hotel. Think about the special wedding venue, fancy florist and fine dining you will enjoy. But, be realistic about your cash flow. Perhaps, it’s better to conjure up a dazzling wedding at home?

Tip 8•  Big ticket items

Unfortunately, you must adhere to the social distancing measures. But, it shouldn’t stop you from getting excited. Have fun planning your elegant micro wedding. Don’t go crazy and feel overwhelmed. Map out the finer details. What about putting the big ticket wedding items on your credit card? You won’t have to refinance your mortgage.

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Evening micro wedding newlyweds kissing under a sparkler sendoff

Evening micro wedding for a small, intimate and elegant night time ceremony. image credit www.sparklersonline.com

Tip 9• Evening micro wedding reception

Planning an elegant wedding reception can be thrilling, right? Stay fully and firmly in control with a credit card to get a lot out of your cash. Opt to maximize on your extravagant wedding theme to fund a  private dining room. In other words don’t hold back on your dreams.

Tip 10• Personalized relaxed wedding

Coupled with that a credit card helps you take control of your outgoings. How does that sound? It’s a secure way of keeping on top of things. By the same token you’ll transform your day into a relaxed and personalized wedding.


micro wedding ideas elegant couple embraced standing at the bottom of staircase

Micro wedding is super easy to plan and you stay in total control of the planning.  All wedding photographs courtesy of www.kristaphoto.com

Tip 11•  Minimony surprise weddings

How do you break with regular customs, parents’ expectations and old-fashioned marriage traditions? Arrange your legal paperwork and statutory license first (possible in NL, UK & USA). Afterwards, plan a minimony surprise wedding, tell friends it’s a party and amaze them with a marriage celebration. Hire a colourful celebrant to tell your love story with panache & pizzazz!

Tip 12• Arm yourself with witnesses

Additionally, armed with 2 witnesses arrange a 5 – 10 minute minimony at the municipality where you reside. Then allocate the funds saved and splurge out on high end Ritz wedding party with delicious drinks & food. Enjoy tasty titbits whilst guests chatter.

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Tip 13• Micro wedding planning app

And there’s more to do, are you at home with the digital world? Well, check out wedding apps,  tech-savvy tools and social media resources for your micro wedding planning. Next, look for a celebrant to carry out your ceremony.

Tip 14• 30 to 50 evening guests

Lastly, your 30 to 50 evening guests are an indispensable part of your wedding. So, invite everybody – within reason, have the mini marriage celebration you want. Wow guests from the early evening to the late evening and night time.  Ensure complete celestial wedding day bliss.

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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