The beauty of the micro-wedding!

Jun 29, 2022
Cleaver St.

Endless arguments over second cousins, ever-changing dietary requirements, the battle of who sits next to who? No thank you. Micro-weddings and small intimate wedding affairs are all the rage right now, and it just happens that our warehouse space is the perfect unique space to help build a drama-free day you’ll never forget. We’ve compiled a list of just some of the many reasons why we love a micro-wedding to get you thinking!

A boutique styled wedding at cleaver street event space

A boutique styled wedding setting at Cleaver Street Event Space. Styling by Bertie Does, Photography by The Beautiful Strange, Florals by Rose + Bud, Lighting by Festoon Lighting Perth, Tableware by Sideserve, Stationery by Paper Fusion Boutique, Furniture by Hire Society

1. Bulk up the honeymoon fund!

The average Australian guest list lies around 94 people – now we’re not math experts, but when you multiply that by $100 a head for food, $50 for alcohol, plus all the extra furniture, linenware, cutlery and all of those other forgetables, you’re looking at a massive price tag before you’ve even considered a photographer or florist. And while it’s beautiful to have a whole army celebrating you, keeping numbers small means you can invest on bigger future dreams – whether that be that dream trip to Tuscany, or purchasing your first home, your hard earned dollars can be put towards another incredibly exciting part of your future to keep those great times going!

2. More quality time with your most importants

Anyone who’s had their big day will agree that you feel like you’re being pulled in a multitude of directions without ever really getting enough time to spend with your new husband or wife, let alone your brides crew or family. The beauty of a micro-wedding means that you can really relax and indulge into the day, spending those precious memorable moments with the people who matter most.

boutique wedding at cleaver street event space

3. Choosing quality over quantity

Cutting the numbers doesn’t mean skimping on quality – quite the opposite! Tiny celebrations mean fine champagne, spectacular dishes and more room for that dream videographer you always thought would be out of your budget. Check out our list of divine luxe vendors we love on the blog to kickstart your styling here!

4. Get personalising!

There’s nothing more meaningful than little personalised treasures for your guests to keep. We recommend speaking to the gorgeous experts at Starfish Lane about gorgeous personalised menus and signage, or going wild on Etsy and Pinterest to find the perfect party favours your little crew can take home – we love little embroidered fluffy slippers for the ladies via Etsy, or some mini handcrafted cocktail bottles to take home from the brilliant Three Foxes.

Intimate table scape at cleaver street event space

Styling by Bertie Does, Florals By Rose + Bud, Stationery by Paper Fusion, Tableware by Sideserve, Photography by The Beautiful Strange.

5. No need to watch the clock

Between the first dance, cake-cutting, photos and all the other formalities in between, time can be tight – however if your whole party is with you, then you can dance to the beat of your own drum and create your own more relaxed timeline without the rush and fuss. So many couples speak about ‘missing the day’ between the madness, so why not slow things down and just truly sink into each beautiful moment of the day?!

A long table dinner at cleaver street event space

6. Less attention on our introverts

For those who can’t think of anything worse than a million cameras and pairs of eyes on you, then micro-weddings and elopements are a no brainer. Rather than shaky knees and nervous sweats, you can take off the pressure and know that no one but your very nearest and dearest are around you, shifting the focus and panic a little off our more shy brides and grooms. Phew.

So if you’re thinking that an intimate occasion is your cup of tea, consider our glorious blank canvas for your unforgettable day. With plenty of experience with all sorts of festivities and affordable discounted rates for your intimate mid-week event bookings, feel free to reach out to our expert team to start the ball rolling. We can’t wait to work with you.

Looking for an event space or venue to hire in Perth?

Cleaver Street & Co’s unique warehouse events venue space can accommodate anything from birthday parties, engagement parties or weddings to exhibitions and workshops. Our fully BYO venue is ready to hire for your next event in Perth.

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