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Whether you are a reserved person or simply enjoy being a minimalist, this blog is all about you and five things that you absolutely need to do if you are a minimalist bride.
With the popularity of decluttering and embracing minimalism, you might want a minimalist wedding to be on-trend or you may live a minimalistic lifestyle. Either way, here are the five things that every minimalist bride needs to know about getting married.
Getting married is such an amazing time to celebrate your love, bring friends and family members together from different parts of your life, and dance the night away (if you’re a dancer).
But did you know that your wedding and bridal style can match YOUR desires and wants? Yep, I will say that again:
You can create a wedding that makes you look forward to getting married.
As simple as that is to read, it cannot be overstated. Often, as soon as an engagement is announced, everyone begins to share their opinions and wishes for *your* wedding day and soon you can forget what you really wanted versus what was suggested to you.
First, minimalist bridal gowns are not boring.
Your bridal gown can feature your minimalist style without compromising glamour or beauty. The Vidushi gown set from Delana Muse is ultra-feminine and keeps the gown simple while maintaining modern tastes. This two-piece bridal gown features a sweetheart neckline, a two-foot train on the skirt, and buttoned cuffs.
And let me say, this gown is breathtaking.
With just a peek of skin at the waist, the Vidushi gown is an ideal gown for the minimalist bride.
The frills and appliqués are missing, allowing the bride in the Vidushi gown set.
One of the best things about this gown set is that the bride can accessorize the set to amp up the drama if they want. I think this set is perfect with a gorgeous bouquet or a signature lip, as shown here.
Second: Create a minimalist wedding website.
Wedding websites are important because they tell wedding guests where to find hotel blocks or where you are registered for wedding gifts. But everything else on the wedding website, can be skipped if you are a minimalist bride.
When I was engaged, I obsessed over our wedding website. Constantly adding pictures to it and trying to write our love story in the best way. And I was exhausted and have no idea if anyone read most of those words or enjoyed them.
Do you want to share the story about how you met your beloved? Great, include two sentences about it and move on. You do not need to feature how you met each person at the wedding party or give suggestions about where to find food in the city. All of that is extra.
Give the wedding guests the minimal details needed to attend the wedding and keep it moving.
The biggest importance of the wedding website is that when people have questions about the wedding, they can easily find it on your wedding website without having to contact you with those questions. Keep the details to a minimum.
Third: Find a supportive crew.
Whether you choose to have a wedding party full of bridesmaids and groomsmen, you need to find those who support your wedding and whom you can turn to when you need help with making decisions.
You do not need to crowdsource your wedding decisions.
Movies about weddings and brides often show the hoards of people that a bride takes with her when she is shopping for a bridal gown. The minimalist bride can skip this drama because you already found a gown you wanted (see Step one above).
Of you choose one or two people that you can contact if you have questions about your bridal gown, wedding venue, and other important details.
You could also choose to use a wedding planner who can keep really simple by hiring a wedding planner.
Whether you hire your crew or choose a few friends whom decisions you trust, skip the drama of aching a lot of people for help and determine a supportive crew.
Fourth: Skip the Save the Date cards.
These announcements of the wedding are cute and will decorate your refrigerator for the next five years. And these announcements are completely irrelevant.
I’m sure that you have already told your close friends about the engagement and everyone else will share the news about your wedding.
You can share text messages about the wedding website (if you created one) or email your friends and tell them about the date and time of the wedding. But the Save the Date cards are completely optional when you are a minimalist bride and trying to keep the decision-making to a minimum.
Fifth: Skip the wedding attendants to streamline the wedding decisions.
The wedding party is the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, ring bearer, maid of honor, or best man. Movies about weddings and brides always include a wedding party (and the chaos that they bring along) but these attendants are completely optional.
People bring opinions.
Opinions are good! Including a wedding party means that you will need to make more decisions about what the wedding party will wear, determine deadline for ordering the clothing, finding out who missed the deadlines, and etc.
But when you want a minimalist wedding, choosing not to have a wedding party is the easiest way to keep other opinions away. You can turn to your supportive crew if you have any decisions (see Find A Supportive Crew above).
Minimalist brides are not anti-decisions, but these five steps are a five things that a minimalist brides should know for their wedding.