By Alice Prendergast

Description: Planning on embracing the minimalist wedding style? Here are a few decor ideas to help you out.

If you and your S.O. prefer to keep things sweet and simple when it comes to style, the minimalist wedding decor trend may be perfect for you. Instead of decking out your venue with vintage tchotchkes, yards of bunting and every type of linen known to mankind, you’ll be keeping things barebones and basic (but no less stylish). We’ve got a few ideas for you if you don’t know where to start.

Here are a few chic wedding decor ideas for the minimalist couple.

Industrial venue

An industrial wedding venue is the way to go if you’re head-over-heels for the minimalist look. This style of space is typically a blank canvas with high ceilings, massive windows, exposed brick and beams and plenty of space for your friends and family to party. It doesn’t have many bells and whistles, and doesn’t need them to look amazing. P.S. a glass house (or conservatory) venue is also a great option for those who don’t want to add extra decor.

Geometric accents

One of the biggest wedding decor trends right now? Geometric design accents! And, good news, they pair perfectly with a minimalist style. There are plenty of ways to work them in – go with a hexagonal altar, hoop bridal bouquet, or geometric design on your signage. You can use it sparingly or embrace it full-on and infuse all aspects of your celebration’s decor with it.

Low-key floral arrangements

You don’t need dramatic cascading bouquets and oversized centrepieces for your big day! Keep your floral arrangements on the simpler side by opting for single flower designs and greenery-based arrangements. Not only will these look stunning and stylish, but they’ll also save you a fortune on your florist bill (a real win-win).

Bare tables

Don’t go crazy with luxurious linens, elaborate runners and other bits and bobs – bare tables are the way to go if you’re trying to nail the minimalist look. Top them with itty bitty centerpieces, a few candles and you’ll be good to go. P.S. you’ll to splurge and rent fancier tables than the standard folding variety if you go this route – rustic trestle tables and wooden dining tables are a touch more stylish.

Simple place settings

Instead of opting for Delft pottery or using some other bold designs for your plates and/or chargers, embrace the alternative metallics and simple white dinnerware. Accent them with copper or gold flatware and some simple yet stylish place cards – calligraphy on white car stock, leaves or laser cut names are all great choices.

Undressed chairs

Skip the chair covers and bows and go for a seating style that requires minimal or no added decor, like ghost chairs or mid-century modern Eames style chairs. These designs are typically a little pricier to rent, but they may be just what your minimalist wedding needs to take it to the next level.

Modern lighting

Forget about chandeliers and candelabras, choose neon signage to add a dash of contemporary cool style to your events. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can have one custom-made with your names or initials (you can totally hang it in your home after the big day). P.S. if you prefer something a little more romantic, edison bulbs, simple tea lights and neutral scented candles never fail.

Sleek monogram

Creating a wedding monogram to stamp on signs, napkins, stationery and more is an awesome way to add an extra dash of personality to your celebration. Instead of going crazy with graphics and flowery fonts, choose a sweet and simple block text that suits your minimalist style.

Unembellished dessert table

You don’t need to go crazy with your dessert display decor. Let your sweet treats steal the spotlight and keep the rest of your table fuss-free. We recommend using a bare table or a simple white linen as your base and topping it with sleek cake stands of various heights and trays filled with sweets. You don’t need flowers, bunting, candles and more to make this space drop dead gorgeous.