How the big day got smaller: the rise of the micro wedding

Rather than postpone (again), many couples are opting to get married now but with tiny guest lists, a lot less fuss – and, in many cases, a lot more intimacy and relaxation

Michael Byrne and Sarina Conway, pictured here with their children Sophia and Luca, were married earlier this month and had a guest list of six people

Sarina Conway and her partner were about two weeks away from their wedding day earlier this month when it became clear that some difficult calls would have to be made.

Level 5 restrictions had just been extended into March, meaning that only six guests would be allowed at the February event. The couple now faced the challenge of whittling down their 25-person invitation list – a list that included both of their immediate families.

Conway ...