If you’re an engaged couple in Wisconsin, micro wedding trends are perfectly tailored to the state’s lakeside landscape. An intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest will be an occasion to remember in a fantastic location.

Plan the romantic wedding of your dreams – surrounded by the love of family members and friends closest to you – at Heartwood Resort.

Why A Wisconsin Micro Wedding?

People can prefer smaller celebrations for a variety of reasons.

Perhaps you’ve always preferred a small ceremony followed by an intimate gathering. Maybe you’re facing the reality of a smaller wedding due to circumstances beyond your control. Either way, your special day has the potential to be a beautiful, impactful event for everyone involved.

What Is a Micro Wedding?

Now, before we can explain just what makes a Wisconsin micro wedding unique, let’s define the micro wedding. You may be wondering what makes it different from a small, informal affair.

Think of it as a capsule wedding. The micro version has all the trappings of a traditional wedding ceremony and reception – just on a smaller scale. Typically, the guest list at these occasions does not exceed 50 guests.

Just as bigger doesn’t always mean better, and good things come in small packages, these celebrations have their advantages.

Happy couple popping champaign

  • Personalization – Understated elegance reigns when the newlyweds are up close and personal with the guests from beginning to end. Save the time and effort it takes to personalize everything from the wedding favors to the napkin rings. When there’s a smaller guest list, everyone there knows one or more members of the couple well. 

This also allows you to add other personal touches that would be harder to accomplish with a longer guest list, such as hand-written notes to each guest at their table setting.

There are other added benefits, as well. You can skip the receiving line and get to celebrate with the people you love best!

  • Focus on What Matters – At a micro wedding, the couple getting married are front and center for the entire event. So is your love for each other and the beauty of the commitment you just made. 

At larger weddings, guests may go home that evening talking about the food, the favors, or the decor. On the other hand, at a true Wisconsin micro wedding, they will be talking about it for years. The difference: your love and your personalities are presented amidst a lush, breathtaking backdrop.

  • Budget for What Matters – A micro wedding allows your budget to go further. You can spend more money portraying your personality and enhance your guests’ experience by including them in your dynamic. For example, offer your guests a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ cocktail during the reception. One themed for the groom and one themed for the bride.
  • Freedom – When dealing with a smaller group of attendees, you have a little more flexibility. Your imagination is the limit! Think outside the box when you’re planning how to make the day memorable for your 50 or fewer guests.

wedding champaign bucket at lakeside wedding

Your Intimate Wedding

Now that we’ve covered the basics of a micro wedding, let’s drill down a little more. What makes holding your event in Wisconsin so unique?

Of course, if you’re a native, you don’t need a primer on what makes our state a beautiful wedding destination. On the other hand, maybe you’re so used to the scenery you’ve forgotten what a gem it is!

A Wisconsin Micro wedding will make you fall in love with the Badger State all over again.

For one thing, the woodlands of Northwest Wisconsin offer the perfect setting with their captivating wilderness views. Additionally, the 960 lakes of Washburn county makes for stunning waterside scenery.

Go Pack Go! (Getting Creative While Keeping Numbers Low)

Keeping reception numbers small, but want more friends and family around to witness the “I Do’s”? Why not bring a little Lambeau Field to your day?

Everyone loves a tailgate, so consider an upscale spin on a fan favorite immediately following the ceremony. Serve your ceremony guests hor’s d’oeuvres, cupcakes, and bubbly immediately following the big event. 

The newlyweds can mingle with these guests in the foyer or front lawn. Meanwhile, the finger food and informal nature of the space encourages meaningful conversations with your small group.  

Micro Wedding Do’s & Don’ts

Simple and small doesn’t have to mean casual. A lakeside micro wedding can channel all the style and rustic charm of glamping by combining natural beauty with elegance. 

The wedding party shouldn’t dress down simply because they aren’t on display for a cathedral full of guests. We dress up for important things. Formalwear makes it truly a special occasion and signals the couple’s sincerity. 

Since you’re looking your best, you’ll want a photographer on hand! Professional photos will document your wedding celebration with your closest family and friends. 

When it comes to hiring a photographer for a lakeside Wisconsin micro wedding, quality matters. Make sure your photographer has experience shooting in natural light and outdoor environments. 

Be thorough when you decide on a photographer. These pictures will be the heirlooms that your grandchildren display at their weddings someday. 

just married sign on a canoe

Choose Heartwood Resort For Your Wedding

If you’ve decided on an intimate lakeside ceremony and celebration, look no further than Heartwood Resort.

Heartwood Resort is centrally located in Trego, Wisconsin, near Danbury, Hayward, Spooner, and Webb Lake. We are nestled in the Northwoods with a beautiful setting for your wedding venue. You can exchange vows in front of our private lake, either outside or at our conference center overlooking it.

At Heartwood Resort, couples can customize their destination wedding celebration to suit their wishes. Our Eagle Lodge venue features a patio and deck you can use for an outdoor reception. Additionally, we offer various catering options: choose from an extensive menu, or ask for something just for you.

Enjoy your wedding day; minimize the stress of planning and interfacing with multiple vendors. A single facility fee includes setup, linens, chairs, bartending, and more. 

If you’re ready to dream your small wedding and reception, Heartwood Resort can make that vision a reality. Begin your happily ever after at a beautiful lakeside celebration you’ll remember fondly for the rest of your life.