By now, you’re probably well-versed in the minimalist wedding dress trend. Layers of tulle and crinoline have (mercifully) been stripped away so the structure of the dress is edited, gorgeous, and simple without being fussy (and, in some cases, kind of sort of naked).
While it’s important to make sure you’ve said yes to the right dress, we think it’s just as important to have stationery that speaks to your style and aesthetic. And if you’re a die-hard minimalist, good news: we’ve got lots of wedding invitation ideas for you.
Not every bride wants or needs calligraphy script dripping with flora and fauna (us included). Sometimes the focus should be on the raw materials—the weight of the paper, the quality of the ink, the negative space where there’s no design at all.
But even though the wedding industry tends to favor over-the-top frills and fonts instead of edited and easy invites, there is hope! We’ve shown you the cool-girl secrets behind modern wedding cake toppers, and now, behold: We’ve rounded up some of our favorite minimalist invitations that prove that sometimes, even in one of the girliest of industries, less is more.
For the bride whose home is filled with white marble and gold furniture.
Custom Letterpress Invitations, price upon request; at Strawberry Sorbet
Photography: M&J Photography
This invite is to weddings what the Manhattan is to cocktails: classic and understated.
Letterpress Monogram on Embassy Wedding Invitation, $12 each; at Crane & Co.
Perfect for a wedding in a loft or an art museum.
Irving Letterpress Invites, price upon request; at Bella Figura
For couples who get straight to the point.
Krafted Love Wedding Invitations by Magnolia Press, starting at $2.94 each; at Wedding Paper Divas
Add an air of sophistication with gray and white marble. The gold embossed initials keep it from feeling too stuffy.
Custom Marble Invitations with Gold Embossing, price upon request; at Cocorrina
Don’t overthink it; sometimes all you need is a simple logo and the crucial information.
Textured card stock with gold foiled stamping, price upon request; at The Wondery
Photo: via The Bride’s Tree
For the bride that wants a little rustic twist on minimal.
August and White Design Vintage Typewriter Wedding Invitations, $4 per card; at Etsy
For couples who love to connect the dots.
Dot Dot Dot Foil-Pressed Wedding Invites, starting at $2.60 each; at Minted
If you can't stand flowers but want something beyond just white space, why not give gold foil a try?
Lucaya Letterpress Invitation with Gold Matte Foil, price upon request; at Bella Figura
Not every wedding invite needs a logo, crest, or a bird on it.
Invitations, price upon request; at PS Paper; calligraphy by Mara Zepada of Neither Snow
Photography: Jose Villa
For the NARS-issists.
Custom-designed stationery by Dan Mouradian; more information at demou.com
This is the invite for the stationery snob who wants the weight and stock of the paper to trump all else.
Kansas City invitations, price upon request; at Greenwich Letterpress
For the city slickers.
Sprout letterpress card, $882 for 100 invites; at Parklife Press