Wedding Ideas for the Minimalist Brides

With so many details and décor options, why not make it simple? We love how minimalism has become a major wedding trend, and rather than eliminating details, a clean & crisp look makes your decor look intentional. For the bride who thinks less is more, this article is for you! Scroll on and be inspired by these gorgeous weddings that have graced our Pinterest boards and Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes the Guide‘s awesome tips on how to pull off the ultimate wedding for the minimalist brides!

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Event Design: Feathered Arrow Events, Photography: Sisterlee Photography, Floral Design: Fern and Foxtail, Venue: Dos Pueblos Orchid Ranch, Rentals: Elan Rentals, Linens: La Tavola

1. Set the mood. 

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Event Design: Bridal Bliss, Photography: Dylan Howell Photography

Whether it be simple hand lettering that takes center stage, or abandoning all inserts in favor of one sleek, all-inclusive design, minimalist couples are opting for clean and contemporary wedding invitations. For a luxurious look, choose high-quality paper or even clear acrylic stock or vellum. Geometric lines and touches of marble or metallic will add the WOW factor to minimalist stationery—while digital invitations are the perfect way to go entirely paperless! 

2. Opt for an unadorned venue.

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Event Design: Tyler Speier Events, Photography: Jamie English Photography, Rentals: Theoni Event Rentals & The Tent Merchant, Catering: Pure Joy Catering, Venue: Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm

For a truly minimal backdrop, a “blank canvas” wedding venue is the way to go. Industrial spaces are a popular choice for minimalist weddings, since these venues are no-frills by nature (think a roof, four walls, and a floor!). A modern, raw-space venue is the ideal choice for a bare-bones aesthetic, but if your style is more organic than urban consider holding your wedding outdoors in a forest clearing, a sprawling meadow, or in front of an expansive view. 

3. Simplify your ceremony. 

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Photography: Volvoreta

Keep the focus on your I DOs by choosing a no-frills backdrop for your ceremony. For example, a grounded arch made of pampas grass or a simple geometric structure are both unfussy and elegant. Having an “unplugged” ceremony is also key to making your vows the focal point: kindly ask your guests to turn off and/or put away all of their tech devices so they can be fully present during your ceremony. 

4. Pare down the petals. 

Event Design: Amy Abbott Events, Photography: Ana Jerome Photography, Venue: Acre Baja, Floral Design: Cristina Gonzalez, Rentals: Bazaar Cabo

If flowers and/or foliage is one of your must-haves, we recommend choosing just one understated bloom—like white ranunculus arranged in large luxurious clusters—or even single-stem bouquets and centerpieces. And dried flowers go surprisingly well with the minimalist aesthetic! Or ditch the flowers entirely, replacing them with graceful greenery. Frame your ceremony with delicate strands of ivy or lay lush, leafy runners across the tables for a simple-yet-sophisticated look. 

5. Go naked. 

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Event Design & Venue: Allenbrooke Farms, Photography: Whitney Cadavid Photography, Floral Design: Rebecca’s Floral

Well, not you. But your wedding cake certainly can! Forego ornate decorations in favor of a naked cake (no icing!). However, if “naked” is a tad too minimalist for you, then consider a gorgeously geometric white wedding cake with marbled fondant or hints of metallic. Or, instead of a cake—or an over-the-top dessert table—stick to one type of confection like mini crème brûlée pots, some rustic apple pies, or a silver platter of cake donuts. 

We want to know, what was your favorite tip for the minimalist brides?! Also, if you like this article then be sure to check out this wedding and this wedding for the ultimate inspiration for minimalist brides!

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