How To Plan The Best Micro Wedding


The wedding planning process changed significantly in 2020. 

I’m here to share some good news and give you the tips that I’ve learned over the past few months.

Who am I? I’m Paul and I’ve been a wedding photographer for 11 years in the North West of England.

I’ve been working with my couples since March to re-plan their weddings. Along the way, I’ve learned a number of things.


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why you should consider a micro wedding



For the past number of years, I’ve watched wedding guest counts (and price tags!) get really out of hand when planning. In my experience, this is usually due to family pressure. At some point, a lot of my couples have started to feel like it’s not even their wedding any longer. That they’re along for the ride.


You now have full control over the guest list. You get to invite the most important people in your life to be there, and you actually have time to be with them.



    • Traditionally, it’s actually rare for my couples to actually talk to everyone that attends their wedding.
    • With a smaller wedding, you can now spend time with everyone you’ve invited.



    • Couples this year are saving so much money on weddings. Prices really have gotten out of control, and now you can spend the money you save in other places.




    • This is one of the most exciting things with micro weddings – you can get married anywhere.
    • You no longer have to look for hall to accommodate a certain guest count, while also meeting the budget.
    • Now you get to be creative. Some of my couples are getting married in forests, in front of waterfalls, and at restaurants that would not have been possible with a larger guest count.


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Ashfield House
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As a wedding photographer, this is the most exciting part of micro weddings for me.

Weddings have become much simpler overall. Which means, less stress for you on the day. No problems to troubleshoot, you just get to enjoy the day.

This lack of stress on the wedding day, really comes through in the photos. 

We have all the time we need for photos, and we’re in control of the time of day we take them. At a traditional wedding, the photo session just kind of fits wherever it fits – which means non-ideal lighting conditions where you might not look your best.

Micro weddings, we can schedule at the best time of day for photos.

To add to that, you can now use the budget you saved to spend a little more on the details you’d really like to have.

Melanie and Darren’s Micro Wedding


My suggestions:


Pick your dream location.

    • There are no longer any rules to where you should have your ceremony.
      Parks, locations, and businesses are all really going out of their way to be super accommodating these days, and that makes your life a lot easier.


Spend some of the money you’re saving on bringing in great vendors.

    • Budgets usually get stretched really thin because of the number of guests at the wedding. This is your excuse to involve all of the vendors you would want to have for your dream wedding.


Set up an on-location dinner or move to a restaurant.


    • With smaller guest counts, it’s now possible to set up a small reception wherever you’d like. Again, whatever your dream location is for this, this is probably the only year that it will be possible to do.
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Schedule your ceremony when it’s good for photos. 

  • 2 hours before sunset will give us the best light for photos.

Hire a photographer (me!) for 2-3 hours.


  • That will cover a little of the getting ready, the ceremony, family photos and photos of the two of you. (There are also packages if you’d like me to come to the reception)
  •  My photography is primarily candid, so it’ll be a more relaxing experience than you might think right now. 
  •  Safety in this time is a priority for me. I will respect all current local rules.
  •  If you’re interested in working together, please send me a note in the contact form below, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
  •  Thanks for reading and if you have any other questions, feel free to reach out!
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More Information and how to get in touch

As you are still here, I’m going to assume that you are considering me as your wedding photographer but you’ve still got's just a few......

  • Will you like me? 
  • What are my wedding albums like? 
  • Questions about planning your wedding?
  • Will your wedding day timeline run smoothly?

So let me help you answer them so that you can decide whether or not I am the right photographer for your wedding and pick my brains so that you can plan your perfect wedding day.

Fill in the form below and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Alternatively hit me up on Whats App link WhatsApp or if you prefer,  Messenger and I can let you know if your date is free.

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Lancashire Wedding Photographer

The day was fantastic and made all the more special by having an amazing album to remember it by. Paul made us feel so at ease and made everyone feel happy to have their photos taken.

Thanks for everything,

Mr and Mrs Leone

Paul is a very pleasant, knowledgeable and professional photographer who has a very relaxed and flexible manner. He worked around what we needed which made us relaxed and worry free. The planning meetings we had went smoothly and Paul was able to offer good suggestions on top of what we wanted. He certainly was not one of these regimented photographers who barked orders at everyone.

Darren and Joanna

What can I say about working with Paul? He was fantastic from start to finish! I had struggled to find a photographer I felt comfortable with as neither myself or my husband are keen on photos. Paul made us both feel completely at ease throughout the day. He even managed to calm my husband down during a moment of panic whilst I was getting ready - I didn't even find out about this until later!!

Paul just ran with the flow throughout the day, ensuring that we got mostly candid pictures of us and the guests and even worked with the Simon from All Star Disco to achieve some very unusual outdoors first dance pictures!

Just as he had packed up to leave Paul noticed the most beautiful moon and grabbed Dave and I for one last photo which we appreciate so much!

Dani and Dave

Palm House, Sefton Park

Liverpool Wedding Photography

30 James Street

We used Paul for our pre wedding shoot, wedding and more recently a couple’s portrait shoot. All times we have met with Paul it has been fun filled and easy-going without any fuss. The wedding pictures we had done where amazing and so natural we have lots of pictures to look at and relive the magical day.

We can’t thank Paul enough for the hard work he put in on the day itself and then putting the sideshow together the finished albums we chose from a great selection of images are fantastic. Once again, thanks Paul.


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