Cut through all of the chaos and level out your stress. If you’re overwhelmed by all of the options and details that you have to sift through while creating the perfect wedding celebration, why not just stick with something simple?
Have the attention of the event be completely pointed to the bride and groom, instead of the extra-large centerpieces or flowing flowers in every corner.
Take everyone’s focus and make it about the people and the moment, instead of all of the things.
Don’t worry, though, you can still create a day that’s filled with fashion-forward energy and gorgeous visions. And that’s why we’ve compiled 15 ideas for a minimalist wedding. Let’s have a look!
What Exactly is Minimalist?
Minimalistic style is all about simplicity. In fact, the phrase “less is more,” is the perfect slogan for the genre. Clean lines, neutral shades, and no fuss makes these kinds of celebrations unique.
Following a more modern theme, these event designs are for those that don’t want a lot of “stuff.” Instead, there’s a more artistic stance that’s taken on each piece and accent. Shapes, tones, textures, and more, are at the forefront and become the focus as individual elements of the party.
15 Ideas for a Minimalist Wedding
Subtle Geometric Elements
Add some edge and contemporary appeal by choosing plates, vases, and other accents that hold a geometric shape. These elements will help to create an event with a vision and not one that’s just built on boredom or functionality. This is where the subtle artistry of a minimalistic style comes into play.
Mixed Material on the Tables
You don’t need a lot of pieces to create a beautiful centerpiece or tablescape. Instead, just adding varying textures can do the trick. Go with mixed materials and watch as your reception comes to life. Woods and metals make a great pairing.
Bare Arches or Chuppahs
A beautiful arch or chuppah can be key to the ceremony’s vision. But, that doesn’t mean to be beautiful it has to be filled with florals, crystals, or other pieces of chunky decor. Instead, a bare piece can be just as stunning in photos and still create the right kind of scene.
Wooden Furniture Pieces
From bare wooden chairs to benches, it’s always a good idea to go with pieces that have texture attached when there isn’t a lot of decor to play with. When you limit your spread, it’s important that you go with function that plays both roles well – usability and style. And the organic and edgy nature of these designs will add personality to the minimal event.
Marble is on the rise right now in all style niches. From interior design to weddings, it’s a trending idea. But we think it’s quite a good idea to mix into more minimal themes as well because of it’s subtle delicacy. It adds contrast and texture without becoming too abrasive or bold on tables (or even on the cake!).
Votives for Lighting
Think soft and think muted. Using simple votives as your reception or ceremony’s extra lighting can be key as well. Keep the chandeliers at bay and go with choices that makes less of a bold and vibrant statement. From the tables to the aisle, have these easy options light the way.
Instead of metallic or colored vases, choose glass. This will allow the petals or the candles to stand out on their own. The organic nature of those greens or the flame will act as the centerpiece to the design instead of everything around it – coinciding with a minimalistic theme beautifully.
Yes, there is a such thing and we’re in love. These acrylic invitations are the perfect way to set the stage to your minimalist and chic celebration. This not only keeps the tone of the event simple but it’s also romantic and completely personalizable.
Easy Food Bars
From hot chocolate to donuts, you can set up a food bar with all the necessities in a minimalistic way that makes it a stunning photo and easy access for the guests. Just take this snapshot as inspiration. White dishes, no fuss, and everything looks good enough to dive right into.
Contemporary Wedding Gown
Nix traditional in the gown department. Go with silk, chiffons, or other fabrics that have a less-fuss nature. Tulle or ball gowns won’t give you that sleek finish, instead go with contemporary designs that will stay true to the day’s theme.
Artisanal Ceramic Plateware
Not only do they look crisp and clean in photographs but that’s how they’ll set the table. These pieces will lay the foundation for a stunning, minimalist-inspired tablescape. Pair with gold flatware, simple votives, and a bit of greens. Just find a set that fits your vision (extra sleek or a bit funky).
Blow Up Some Balloons
Some white or clear, extra-large balloons could really add a lot to the event. These are really easy decorations to find and implement – but they’ll also add a surprising element to the wedding as well. Used as a photo-op or as a highlight to the outdoor dance floor, it’s a unique idea that minimalists will love.
From the invites to the place cards and signs around the venue, go with a chic, black calligraphy as your go-to theme for the event. Not only is this a beautiful option but it’s a classic one as well with a timeless appeal. Again, it focuses on the art and not the fuss.
There’s no simpler or more minimalistic way to furnish your ceremony or reception than to go with a classic, ghost chair. They blend in with any venue or vision. They’re not bulky so space isn’t an issue either. In fact, they will only add to the slick, crisp scene that you’ll be building.
Monochromatic White Schemes with Only Pops of Green
Set the tone of the event by going with an all-white or all-cream theme. This creates a simple, clean vision without fuss and the focus can be on the textures and shapes of your choices. Just make sure to add some simple pops of green – think vines made into an easy photo backdrop. This will add contrast and an organic element.