Micro Wedding in Greece: 9 Reasons to invite a few guests

Mykonos Micro Wedding Santorini

Micro Wedding in Greece: 9 Reasons to invite a few guests

Mykonos Micro Wedding Santorini

Micro Wedding in Greece: 9 Reasons to invite a few guests, but what exactly is it? How much does it cost?

What is the difference between a traditional wedding?

These and many questions I will try to analyze below based on my experience as a wedding photographer.


Greece, Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, and all the Greek islands can host a superb micro wedding

so that you have an unforgettable wedding experience. ‘Unlock the feeling.”

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Let’s start from the beginning. By definition, micro-wedding, how much it costs, and if it is morally correct.


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1. Planning

Usually, a micro wedding does not involve that much planning.

There is only a couple or a small number of guests.

Many small weddings are scheduled for 2-3 months or, in some cases, 2-3 weeks.

On the contrary, a wedding with many guests is very demanding due to its size.

It takes a lot of planning, at least 6 months to 2 years from the wedding day.



2. It is flexible

It is flexible, and a micro wedding takes place everywhere.

Suppose you want to have a destination wedding with 20 guests.

In Santorini, Mykonos, or on any other beautiful Greek island.

You will easily find airplane tickets the same day, where you will stay, and the reception area.



2. It is stress-free

During the planning earlier, but also on the wedding day you will have much less stress.

In design because it will be relatively easy to plan everything, so less stress.

On the wedding day, you feel very comfortable with your guests a family.



3. It only has people you love

Forget the necessary time-consuming greeting from the guests’ tables.

It often lasts more than an hour. Quite tedious for the couple.

Many times due to the many guests, you may not have the opportunity to speak again.


Unlike in micro wedding, everything is more family and warm.

People you love really love you, and they only love you.

And you will always be together, maybe at a common table. Is there anything better?



4. Invest in quality

With fewer guests, you can greatly enhance your wedding experience.

Upgrade the menu, stay, have a nice pre-wedding dinner, or some other activities.

For example, a mini cruise with them before the wedding or a short getaway to an island for 2-3 days.



5. Wedding Timeline

Things are more controlled, and there is no problem if you get out of the program.

Unlike a wedding with lots of guests and a lot of planning, if you get away with it.

And there will be a significant delay, everything will go back, and many people will wait.

It is impossible to inform them all.



6. Investing in photography

With fewer guests, the photographer will focus on you and your loved ones,

and not to those you will see again in another marriage after months or years.

You will also have the opportunity to have plenty of time for your portraits in different locations.

But also the calm so that in the photography everything flows perfectly.



7. Escape from the established

Live your big day differently, as it deserves away from the ordinary.

What would you say to the idea of ​​renting a neoclassical building overlooking the Acropolis for your preparation?

A picturesque room in Plaka, and let’s stay in Attica or a boutique hotel in Nafplio?


Their decoration and careful aesthetics will make your psychology. It is definitely something different. It is a given that we will have wonderful images.


To take it one step further, do the following: Athenian Riviera! Villa!

Rent a villa with a pool, sauna, etc., and accommodate all your guests for 1-2 days.

The party has already started! Do not forget to call me, so you have nice pictures.


My couple, although they lived in Psyrri, rented a four-story maisonette in the same area.

They stayed upstairs themselves and hosted parents, best men, and guests.

Bride’s & groom’s made all the preparations there. It was really amazing for all of us!


Houses can find the above very easily and economically for rent here.

Must Read: ”5 Amazing Boutique Hotels in Athens



8. Luxurious dinner

As mentioned before, fewer people more flexibility, more opportunities.

Book your day at a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant.

The culinary experience will be as special as your wedding.

You will definitely eat something much better than the usual wedding catering.


Indicatively I mention some:

  • Simu
    63 Ypsilandou, Kolonaki
  • Spondi
    Pyrronos 5, Pagrati
  • Nolan
    Voulis 31-33, Constitution
  • Varoulko
    Akti Koumoundourou 54, Piraeus



8. Dinner with those who were not at the wedding

The benefits of a wedding with few guests are really many!

I try to find something negative, and I have a hard time.

The only thing is what will happen to those who are not invited.


Organize a dinner – party at a later date, simpler. That way everyone will be happy.

At this dinner, you can share photos and videos from your wedding.



9. Economy

I left the most important thing for the end. The biggest outing at a wedding is the reception.

When we have many guests, things can easily getaway.

I refer in more detail to the article “5 Ways to cut down 70%c all wedding costs“.




A micro wedding with few guests has many advantages.

But a traditional one with many again has its own pluses.

There is no right or wrong, but a different approach.


Do what your heart tells you, and you will feel more comfortable.

With few or many guests, the important thing is that you will be together forever!

The big day has arrived!


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