While most people dream of a beautiful white wedding in a castle, there are more and more couples who don’t want all the fuss of a wedding party. They just want to celebrate their love with simplicity. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a minimalist wedding is no wedding at all. On the contrary! It’s one of the most important celebrations as every detail matters. Of course, you want to focus on the essential, but you need to get your essential absolutely right – okay, as right as possible, you need to be ready for a few mishaps on the way. SO what does a minimalist wedding party looks like and who is it for?
Do you still want a dress?
If you are wondering whether you want a dress or not to celebrate your big day, you need to put things into perspectives. True, you may not want to spend all your budget on a princess-like dress that would make you feel uncomfortable. But similarly, this is your once in a lifetime – hopefully – chance to dress up. Don’t ditch the dress for the sake of minimalism, as you may regret it afterward. Take a look at the selection of dresses from Fairytale Brides to find out your style, whether traditional but simple or somewhat modern and stylish. It’s best to decide with your partner on your fashion budget before hands.
No need to break the bank on your party planning
One of the most substantial costs of a wedding party refers to your catering invoice. In reality, there is no need to go fancy if you can get something simple and equally delicious. A rustic buffet, for instance, can keep your guests satisfied without getting over budget. Additionally it also fits with your minimalist approach. Who needs lobster and caviar when you’ve got each other?
It’s a celebration of love
You might be surprised by this perception of a wedding, but Catherine Deveny believes in love more than she does in the marriage ceremony. As a result, she and her partner prepared a celebration of love with their friends and relatives. While you might still want an official document that states you and your partner are united in front of God or in front of the law, you can’t help but admire Catherine’s idea. Of course what matters in any wedding party is to be in love. So, bring your heart to the party, and remember that it doesn’t matter if things don’t go as planned. As long as you love each other, it’ll still be your day.
I don’t need presents
If, like most couples, you’ve been living together for a while, it’s fair to say that you probably don’t need wedding presents. You might even struggle to put anything on the list. So, in respect of a minimalist strategy, you could follow the example of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by asking your guests to make a donation to the charity of your choice. Their kind gesture can replace the purchase of a wedding present.
How minimalist should your wedding preps be? Ultimately, you are in charge. You can keep it low-key by inviting a few close friends only, or you can throw a simple party with your relatives and circles of friends. But one thing is for sure: Do dress up for the occasion, you’ll regret it forever if you don’t.