How to Have a Minimalist Wedding
By Eivan’s Photo & Video Editors
Planning and Organizing a Minimalist Wedding
Now that you have decided on having a minimalist wedding let’s start with the planning process. With proper organization skills, any minimalist wedding can create a significant impact on you, your spouse, friends and family. Here are some ideas you can consider going minimal.
- Plan a Guest List
One of the first things you need to think about when planning your wedding with a minimalistic approach in mind is to create a guest list. Remember to keep it small by inviting only your close friends and immediate family.
Choose a fixed number of guests you want at your wedding and narrow it down to those who are really important to you. Just make sure that your budget for the wedding is proportional to the number of people who will attend.
- Get Rid of Unnecessary Props
When it comes to wedding crafts and props, there are endless possibilities. If you have a long list of props in mind and cannot decide which one’s are the most essential, go back to the mental list you’ve created about what’s matter to your relationship and start from there.
Choose the most cost-effective options without jeopardizing the meaning and beauty of your event. No rules say you have to have matching outfits for the bridesmaids, buy your wedding outfit, or the flowers needing to be real. Consider the many alternatives to flowers like candles and potted plants can be used as inexpensive centerpieces. Beautiful wedding gowns can also be rented, bought on sale, or second-hand at a fraction of the cost. You can always work with something that is not expensive but still looks fabulous.
- Delegate Duties
Organizing your wedding does not have to be done solely by you and your future spouse. There will always be a lot of people in your family and friend circle who would love to help. Don’t take the entire burden yourselves and allow others to make your life easier.
Employ everyone’s DIY skills. Remember, creating and styling your wedding venue does not have to fall in the hands of a professional designer if you or any of your friends and family members can work together and decorate it. Let them use their creativity in making personal décor items and gifts. It’s a great time for everyone to get together before the big day.
If it makes it easier, opt for a wedding venue that does not need any fancy styling or decorating. Choose an outdoor wedding in a sprawling meadow or a forest clearing. The raw space creates its unique drama that does not require any additional embellishment to complement your wedding. There are plenty of options you can choose from as long as you make sure that everyone’s focus is not on the backdrop but you and your partner.
- Choose a Minimalistic Portrait Photography
Just because you prefer minimalism does not mean you have to leave out a professional photographer. You want those special moments of your wedding day to be captured so that you can preserve the magical memories forever.
Minimalistic portrait photography is what you want if you believe that less is more powerful. It uses a few elements to construct the perfect image of you and your future spouse. It also highlights what is most important, so you can have pictures that will immortalize the beauty of your minimalistic wedding.
A minimalistic wedding brings a refreshing approach to one of the most special days of a person’s life. For some couples, you can be more by being minimal and including only the things that spark joy. Learning how to have a minimalist wedding is a great option for budget-friendly couples. If this is the case, then remember that weddings are all about you.