Throwing A Micro Wedding? We’ve Got A Dress For That.

One of the biggest things in weddings right now is a micro wedding.  One part elopement ease,  one part everything you want for your wedding and nothing you don’t, micro weddings are a trend we can definitely get our heads around.

A micro wedding host about 25 guests (only those you literally could not get married without) and can be at a destination location or right in your hometown.  The key is that they are small, perfectly planned and incredibly meaningful.   And with only a small number of guests, the costs can be really manageable.  Even if you go all out.

With a micro wedding, the focus is on the experience you create for your wedding. Anything from a city hall ceremony followed by a gorgeous brunch to a romantic luxe event in villa in Tuscany. The only question  is what feels most right for you?  And your spouse to be.

A dress for a micro wedding is anything you want it to be.  But typically micro wedding brides skip the big ballgowns for something a little more sleek. Here are some of our favs…

If your micro wedding is on a beach

rue de seine wedding dress lover's society wedding dress

In a villa

berta wedding dress for sale marchesa daffodil wedding dress for sale

A Luxe Dinner Party

bhldn blake valentino wedding dress for sale

In a field

lilian west wedding dress rue de seine wedding dress for sale

Find the perfect dress for you by shopping all of our PreOwned listings here.

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All-White Wedding Inspiration

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Traditional, sophisticated and timeless, an all-white wedding palette is eternally fresh. Shades of ivory, eggshell, pearl and pure white play well with one another, adding luxurious layering to your decor. Opting to bring in embellishment or detailing with metal or mirrored accents multiple the crispness of the white without diminishing the chic layered effect.

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White drapes wrap a venue in softness, ensuring all eyes are on those incredible one-of-a-kind floating chandeliers made of orchids up above. Photos: Kevin Chin, Floral: Nancy Liu Chin, Planning: A Savvy Event

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Rustic farm tables and the courtyard setting offset the clean white florals perfectly. Photo: Michael + Anna Costa, Floral: Tenley Erin Young, Coordination: XOXO Bride Events

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Glowing candles are a beautiful, minimal touch for an all-white palette. Stylish, yet simple. Photo: Trent Bailey, Floral: Tantawan Bloom

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Several types of flowers in the centerpieces, including tulips, hydrangeas and snapdragons, complement the striking white linens and venue for this wedding.
Photography: Rebecca Yale

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The white accents on ceiling a reminscient of a modern art installation and create an inviting space. Metallic touches add flair without overwhelming. Photo: Abby Jiu, Floral: Edge Floral

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Tropical vibes do not always mean bright colors. All-white table settings in a garden are still seaside chic. Photo: Justin DeMutiis

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Frilly, feminine florals go upscale when everything is all-white. An opulent cake and massive chandeliers add additional dreamy touches to this romantic reception. {Via Wedluxe}

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Traditional warmth for this black tie wedding reception is imparted with the use of sky-high florals and candles as far as the eye can see. Photo: Ira Lippke Studios, Floral: Tantawan Bloom

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Dress up a ballroom setting with cozy white on white decor paired with gold detailing for a classic combination that will never go out of style. Photo: KingenSmith

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Fresh, crisp, clean. All-white decor from ceiling to floor bring a modern feel that brings a timeless vibe. Photo: The De Jaureguis, Floral: Bloompia

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Dive deep into a sea of white by incorporating low centerpieces of textured florals set on white linens. Photo: Aaron Delesie, Floral: Kehoe Designs, Planning: Birch Design Studio

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Amazing (Non-traditional) Wedding Reception Seating

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Recently we covered unique layouts and choices for ceremony seating, so why not receptions, too? It may seem impossible to shake up seating, especially when it comes to weddings with more than 200 guests, but don’t be scared to try something new. From new styles of chair to interesting table arrangements, today’s inspiration will provide plenty of ways to wow your guests.

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Long L
Delicate gold chairs at a never ending table create an amazing event space that hugs the venue and allows guests to chat easily. Photo: Lane Dittoe; Planning + Design: Thomas Bui Lifestyle

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Oval Tables
A shape somewhere between long rectangle and traditional round leaves you with dramatic tables, often with more room for centerpieces. Bold colour palettes will work very well with this shape. Photo: Collin Pierson; Photography Planning + Design: Michelle Durpetti

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Loveseat
A loveseat, vintage sofa or other charming vintage furniture instead of chairs can create intimacy … and gorgeous photos. Photo: Clayton Austin

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Square
Mixing square tables with rounds can completely change the look of your venue. Photo: Eternal Reflections

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Star-shaped
Make the focal point the head table in the center, with long tables radiating out. Not unlike an asterisk or star. Photo: Photography by Tay

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Roundback chairs
The versatile roundback chair gets new life with an open, airy space. We love this modern European look for wedding receptions. Photo: Rene Zadori; Event Design + Rentals: Glam Events

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Weaving through the forest, in and around trees, this single long table in an S-curve is jawdropping. Photo: Heather Waraksa, Planning: Heidzillas

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U-Shaped
Using a long but narrow space works well with a U-shape for guests to reach their seats easily while maintaining a grand feel. Photo: Marisa Holmes

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V-Shaped
This arrangement is achieved with a series of rustic picnic tables, creating an amazingly cool V-shape. Photo: Jenny Kim; Event design: Drew Bennet and  Sitting in a Tree

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X-Shaped
The criss-cross look is a stunning choice for dramatic and grand wedding venues, such as ballrooms or cathedrals. Photo: Milanés Photography; Planning + Design: Elly B Events

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Bar seating
Hightop tables or bar-style seating allows people who like to float about the reception to have a seat, without the formalness. Photo: Leah Lund and Megan Christine

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Upholstered
Elegant matching upholstered chairs take a romantic turn when used outside. So comfy! Photo: Daniel Kincaid, Furniture: Revelry Event Designers

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Mismatched 
Or, mix up the upholstery for a whimsical vintage-inspired look. Perfect for garden receptions. Photo: Michael and Anna Costa

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S-Shaped
For modern spaces with unusual shapes, use an unusual seating pattern to match. Chic shapes like this avant-garde S look amazing from above. Photo: Photography by Tay, Event Design: HMR Designs

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One long table
Guests sharing one incredible long table makes for a memorable reception and unstoppable conversations. Photo: Erich McVey

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Modern Ghost chairs are the perfect look when the background is so stunning, you don’t want to distract from it. Via: KT Merry Planning: Strawberry Milk Events

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Wonderful Winter Engagement Photo Ideas

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The period between November and February is a time when the largest proportion of couples get engaged in North America. If you are one of these couples, there is no need to wait and dream of a future spring or summer day to have your engagement photos done. Buck the trend and embrace the snowy scenes, get cuddly and hire a photographer to capture the seasonal beauty of winter. We’ve got loads of ideas perfect to incorporate into your own winter engagement session. So brew up your favorite hot beverage and get inspired.

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Head down the hill
It might be the deepest, darkest part of winter but that shouldn’t stop you from breaking out the sleds and toboggans for some thrilling engagement photos. Photo: Allison Hopperstad

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Scout the best location
Ice caves or manufactured ice castles can create incredible settings for engagement photos that look like they were taken in Antarctica. Look for winter festivals or ice caverns if you live near the mountains. Photo: Fragile Images

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Bundle up in a blanket
Take the comfort of Netflix and chill and translate it into chicness in your engagement session by bringing an oversized blanket to wrap around one another. It’s like a hug in a photo. Photo: Jacqueline Elizabeth

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Have fun
Maybe Mother Nature isn’t playing nicely and the weather isn’t quite what you expected for your pretty picture-perfect picnic in the woods, but you can be sure the photos will certainly be memorable if you embrace the cool weather. Photo: The McCartneys

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Dress up for the weather
Fuzzy vests, big boots and soft sweaters make choosing your photo shoot outfits easy, and communicate wintery weather even if there is not a snowflake to be found. Photo: Lisa Dolan Photography

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Pick the perfect scene 
Use the gorgeous fresh snow to your advantage and head out into nature. Everything looks more magical under a dusting of fluffy flakes…even you two. Photo: Mint Photography

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Bring in seasonal props
Merry mistletoe or fragrant pine wreaths will bring in a Christmas theme that perfectly captures the moment in time. Photos: Melina Wallisch

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Bury the bling
Setting the ring in pure white snow has elegant results and is a lovely way to get the detail. Photo: ToddG

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Throw the snow
Starting a snowball fight can have gorgeous results…and is a lot of fun! Don’t be afraid to get crazy in the snow. Photo: Jonathan David

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Get sporty
Whether it is hockey, snowshoeing or skiing, incorporate your favorite winter sport as a couple into the photos. Photo: Emily Steffen

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