The minimalist lifestyle has been an emerging trend, with couples opting for their wedding theme to embrace the “less is more” philosophy. And we say, “Why not?”
Contrary to what others may think, a minimalist theme is far from being bare and boring. It is crisp yet chic, modern with a hint of traditional, and undoubtedly sophisticated. As with the lifestyle, this wedding theme removes the distractions and focuses on the to-be-weds significant things. Each detail is intentionally added as it is valued, and as Marie Kondo says it, it “sparks joy.”
If you’re planning a minimalist wedding (ideas), it could be interpreted in several ways, from trimming down the guest list, keeping the wedding party to the bare minimum, to choosing uncomplicated attires. However, for wedding décor, it could be trickier as people are used to going overboard, especially on styling their celebrations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming minimalist wedding, we’ve collected some ideas that may give you *a spark of joy*.
Modern and Organic Minimalist Wedding: Inspirations & Ideas. Let’s get started!
Think lush greenery but a cleaner take on the theme. This style consists of mostly white/grey or (any color of your choice actually!) elements with a touch of greenery and romantic candles!
The ceremony backdrop could be a simple layer of white sheer drapes or gorgeous calligraphy saying, surrounded with greenery that matches the centerpieces.
For centerpieces, we can go super modern, simple, and also something you can definitely DIY! Just pre-order these bad boys (foliage!), pick them 1-2 days before and then have someone lay them right smack center of the table. This works best with rectangular tables! Perfect for a modern minimalist wedding!
PRO TIP: To save on $$$, you can choose the same variety of greenery and order it from a flower shop, or if you have access to a flower market where you can pre-order a large number of bunches (ask them for the minimum number to get volume discount!), will definitely be helpful for you. Another option is bulk wholesale flower websites like Fifty Flowers and Bulk Wholesale Flowers.
✔️ : EXTRA PRO TIP: 2 of the most long-lasting greeneries you can purchase are salal and Italian Ruscus. These greenery bunches can last without being in the water! You have to keep them in a really cool place. What does this mean to you? This means you can pick up these babies 1-2 days before your wedding so that you can free up more time on your day!
DIY PRO TIP: If you are DIY-ing the greenery you bought to be laid out for your wedding, the best way to prep is to pre-cut the long stems (bottom part, see circled part on the above pic!). These stems are usually a telltale sign that you just literally laid the greenery on the table. I mean, you will, but this will elevate that.
DIY PRO TIP 2: Without these long stems, it will almost look like they are all connected like a garland; since the long bottom stems will no longer be visible, the “endpoint” will almost “disappear.” Yep. You just elevated a seemingly “ordinary” idea with this DIY design pro tip! We’ve done something similar to this here.
A clean white matte linen with a few candles inside tall clear vases surrounded by green garlands will also look lovely. Or you could do away with linen if you’re using beautiful wooden dining tables.
For bouquets, a bundle of greenery or a single-stemmed flower is all you need for a bridal bouquet—simple yet elegant. Adding some movement and extra depth to a bouquet will really be great so that it won’t be such a “harsh” green bundle. Adding other varieties that are a different shade of green, and some varieties have “movements.”
For the cake, an all-white icing (or naked cake) with a little touch of greenery would tie with your theme.
Modern Industrial & Geometric Minimalist Wedding Idea
This is a theme that combines urban and rustic—an old meets new kind of style.
We would say that your venue is important if you’re leaning towards this theme. You would want to choose a place that already has an industrial vibe *think exposed metal piping, brick, or bare concrete walls*.
For the dinner setting, wooden tables are your best bet (this adds to the rustic feel).
You can use geometric candle holders or cluster candles and place them on metallic trays with a few greenery accents to serve as your centerpiece. This centerpiece is a wonderful take on the industrial minimalist theme; plus, the candles adds romance to the ambiance. Nothing screams a modern minimalist wedding than these geometric candle holders.
Most of the elements you will be playing with include metal accents, lights (Edison bulbs, candles), wood, brick, and of course, you can always add some greenery and florals.
Nothing feels more industrial than exposed bulbs. Add a few Edison bulbs to your wedding arch, plus some touches of green, and you’ll have a chic backdrop for your vows.
A gorgeous marble wedding cake with gold accents would easily fit this theme. To add some geometric elements to it, you can add a few of the above geometric candle holders around it – to really tie everything together!
The key to a modern minimalist wedding is to stick to what is only truly necessary and valuable to you as a couple. Remember that at the end of the day, it’s not about how extravagant or simple your wedding is; it is your life-long commitment to your loved one that matters most.
There you are! Modern Minimalist Wedding Ideas!