The Holy Grail of Micro-Weddings From a Top Expert


The year 2020 saw a seismic shift from large gatherings to creative, socially distanced celebrations and the trend continues.

Las Vegas-based Micro-Wedding Planner, McKenzi Taylor, one of the top micro-wedding experts in the U.S. has been right there to help thousands of engaged couples tie the knot throughout the pandemic.


According to McKenzi, “What differentiates old-school elopements from micro-weddings is tradition, detail, luxury, glamour, and beauty… all of the things a larger wedding represents, but scaled down to the couple, or the couple and up to twenty or thirty handpicked guests.”

Through her company, Cactus Collective Weddings, McKenzi works with couples to obtain some of the most picturesque, lavish outdoor, remote settings through special location permitting.

Her couples get to take their vows amidst Nevada desert locations with names like Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Floyd Lamb Park, Dry Lake Bed, Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery, and Eldorado Canyon to name just a few.

The company has now started creating unforgettable picture-postcard micro-weddings throughout San Diego, CA and Black Hills, South Dakota as well.

From exclusive remote picture-postcard locations to lavish themes and florals, heavenly acoustic musical accompaniment, pod seating, and more, McKenzi Taylor can discuss how couples can through the ultimate socially distanced, romantic, luxe micro-wedding in 2021, offering couples amazing solutions to taking their vows with an unforgettable experience this year.


McKenzi Taylor’s COVID Wedding Safety Tips

Take advantage of the great outdoors

Keep it intimate with a low guest count (2-20, ideally)

Seat guests in pods where possible

Provide guests with hand sanitizer, masks, and individual tissue packets

Record and share a video with those who couldn’t attend

McKenzi Taylor’s Fabulous Micro-Wedding Tips

Take advantage of the stunning beauty of nature for fresh air and social distancing – work with a wedding planner who can obtain these remote location permits

You’ve got a great excuse to only invite your nearest and dearest


Rather than paying for 200-300 guests, use the extra budget to design your dream dress, show up in a sweet ride, and gift your handful of guests with something meaningful

Splurge on both digital and film photography. They each offer slightly different textures and you can mix and match

Go all out with florals. Rather than the standard tight wedding bouquet, opt for loose wildflowers or flowers with a striking rich color scheme

Choose a detailed wedding theme and ask guests to participate with a specified dress code

Don’t skip tradition just because you’ve gone “micro.”

Document getting ready for your wedding with photography and videography