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Minimalist Wedding Ideas: How to Plan A Modern Minimal Wedding

Minimalist wedding invitations and On the Day Decor Are Growing In Popularity

"Less is more." With minimalism becoming a key trend within the homewares sector, it is also fast becoming an ever surging trend within the wedding industry. It's a way of de-cluttering and running with a simplistic and organised approach letting raw beauty shine through in it's clean, elegant splendour.

Many newly engaged couples really struggle with settling on a colour scheme for their wedding day, this is why the minimalist trend can be perfect for those confused couples. The beauty of the minimalism trend is that it can be paired with colourful florals and subtle metallic accents to add a bit of interest making it look strong. It doesn't mean every square inch of the wedding has to be bathed in black and white, it doesn't have to be lacklustre at all but in fact the experience means focussing on the essential details to really stand out.

Photography by Alicia Lucia Photography
Photography by Alicia Lucia Photography

It's a trend which looks here to stay for the forseeable and here's a few ways in which you can really plan a conceptually impactful minimal wedding by following some of these key steps. 

As highlighted on Martha Stewart's Wedding blog on the same topic wedding planner Courtney Nelson Lunsford adds "carefully pairing beautifully simple elements, each lovely in their own right, can create an exquisite minimalist effect". This is such a key point as first of all, consider your venue, the setting, the room, what you can do with it to really accomplish a simple effect. An old manor house with a vintage patterned carpet is instantly going to kill your modest theme and there's not much you can do to hide it. Think of a contemporary venue with clean lines, nothing overly fussy, a room which you can work with and add elements without having to fight with overpowering elements.

With the chosen venue it also wants to feel light and airy, where luxury can be added with texture and fabrics. This is also true of the wedding cake, steer clear of anything bold and bright, think modern with textures and something that oozes luxury. It doesn't have to be a boring white cake but the example below rings true of the trend and the kinds of themes to follow.

Cake Design by Butter Beautiful
Cake Design by Butter Beautiful

Even with the on the wedding day table decor, a simple name place card, mixed in with a plain colour contrast like the Parisian Collection. White ink printed onto grey Colorplan card, it's minimalism at it's best. Crisp font choices and clean lines but the grey and white combination adds depth without everything having to be monochrome and devoid of personality. 

Parisian Collection Name Place Card
Parisian Collection Name Place Card

With your bouquet choices, colour and minimalism does in fact go hand in hand, most default to greenery paired with white florals but this actually doesn't always have to be the case. Think about decorating the venue with something like a floral arch, greenery lining the aisle, florals on the table centrepieces, there are so many possibilities, here are a few to spark your imagination.

Floral Arch by Celsia Floral
Floral Arch by Celsia Floral

One of the key lessons to learn from conducting a minimalist wedding theme is that it involves less stress. By stripping everything right back you are focussing solely on the areas and details that will really bring out the sophistication and high-end feel of this trend. You now have a starting point and can begin planning your minimalist wedding with these easy steps.

Set up by The Faux Fernery
Set up by The Faux Fernery