Meaningful ways to celebrate your small wedding

Bride and groom, smiling, face to face on their wedding day

Over the last several years, we’ve seen a huge change in wedding trends. A shift from traditional ballrooms and 200+ guests towards more intimate affairs. Think destination weddings, smaller gatherings in picturesque locations, or even courthouse nuptials!

This has only been amplified since the beginning of 2020, when COVID-19 changed the way we were able to gather with loved ones. Now, more than ever, couples are opting for a one-of-kind, intimate wedding day. Some are even choosing to elope with just a photographer and an officiant by their side!

Although a micro wedding might not need handwritten signs, a traditional guestbook, extensive catering, or many of the other usual requirements, there are still lots of other ways to personalize the day and share your joyful news.

Square photo print being used as a wedding place card

Make it personal  

With a more intimate wedding ceremony, there are lots of opportunities for personal touches. With a reduced guest list, you could opt for a fresh take on placecards for seating, such as using prints! Select your favorite photo of the guest with the bride, groom, or both and place it on their table setting to indicate their spot. It’s an easy way to make the day feel super warm + personal. Plus, this is a incredibly cost-effective option when you use the Snapfish app, since you can redeem 100 FREE prints every month.

Who doesn’t love weddings full of photos of the happy couple through the years? You could easily create a custom photo collage print (framed or unframed!) to put some of your sweetest moments on display. Your friends + family will love the chance to share in the joy of your relationship.

Photo canvas being used as a wedding guest book, covered in signatures

If you’re looking to create the ultimate cherished keepsake from your micro wedding or small ceremony, try a guest book photo canvas. Choose an engagement photo or another special moment from your relationship to put at the center. Prop your canvas up on an easel with markers nearby, then encourage your guests to write a sweet message + sign away! Pick a larger size (such as 20×24) to allow for plenty of room for each of your loved ones. Our Painted Border canvas design is an ideal option for this. Or you can always opt for a simple white canvas with your photo in the middle. 

A flat lay array of wedding announcements

Share the love

If you opt for an extra-small guest list, or even elope on your own, there are still lots of friends + family who would love to hear your good news. While you got to skip save the dates and wedding invitations, you can still send wedding announcements! This is a great way to share some of your wedding photos with those who matter most.

Our Field of Wheat announcement design is breathtakingly beautiful — perfect for those dreamy, ethereal vibes. Looking for something more classic? Can’t go wrong with the Just Married Script or Just Married Heart announcement! If you want to go for something a bit more bold + graphical, we love the Just Married Mr & Mrs design.

Acrylic prints featuring two wedding photos

Hold the memories close

You celebrated the day and did the thing… Don’t skip out on bringing those incredible photos to life in your home! If you’re the type to do an outdoor micro wedding or elopement, or have a non-traditional event in general, then you’ll certainly love our unique photo printing options.

We think an impactful elopement photo would look so cool as an acrylic print. Pick your favorite moment for an awesome piece of wall art! If your home décor style is a little more rustic, you can opt for a maple wall photo panel or a metal photo panel for a showstopping effect. These will make a great conversation piece for visitors who may not have been in attendance on your wedding day.

Wedding photo book including front cover and spread

Don’t forget to make your wedding book! A must-have for all newlyweds. If you had an extravagant outdoor elopement on a mountainside or near water, those photos are going to look just gorgeous splashed across the pages of one of our Premium Layflat Hardcover Photo Books. This is another great way to share your big day with family + friends later down the line. It’ll be like they were right there with you!

Framed prints, including a heart-shaped collage, showcasing wedding photos

At Snapfish, we believe in the importance of celebrating love every day. If you had a micro wedding or minimony recently, what did you do to make it feel extra special? If you created anything from Snapfish for your big day, make sure to share it with us on social media! You can tag us on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too.