Planning a Minimalist Wedding Reception

Planning a Minimalist Wedding Reception

Over-the-top decor, intricate styling, and flamboyant color palettes can be amazing, but they aren’t the right wedding choice for every couple. Maybe you have budget concerns, or maybe you’re not ready for the stress of planning a complex wedding. After all, you have work, hobbies, and your relationship to think of! Why stress yourself out planning an ornate, intricately detailed wedding, when a streamlined, minimalist wedding can be just as beautiful? Check out these tips for planning a minimalist wedding reception.

Choose a Beautiful Venue

The prettier the reception venue is on its own, the less decorating you’ll have to do to make it look good for the event! Take a 3D tour of Nanina’s in the Park, which has fabulous ballrooms and indoor spaces along with splendid gardens and grounds.

Keep in mind that a premium wedding venue like Nanina’s will book up fast. As soon as you’re sure about your choice of location, reserve the space for your wedding date.

Select Simple Wedding Favors

Choose inexpensive wedding favors that you can purchase in bulk, like tins of mints, candles, coasters, tiny jars of jam, or drinkware imprinted with your wedding info.

Or, in lieu of traditional wedding favors, have a photo station where guests can get Polaroids taken and have them printed right away as favors to take home. This option is a fun activity as well as a memory-making experience, and it yields a tangible souvenir.

Limit Alcoholic Drink Choices

Are you planning a minimalist wedding reception out of concern for your budget? Rather than having an open bar with a broad selection, limit guests’ drink choices to a specialty cocktail or two, beer, and wine. Then have plenty of other options, including ice water, lemonade, a delicious non-alcoholic punch, coffee, and tea.

 Keep the Decor Simple

As previously mentioned, a beautiful venue doesn’t need much dressing up in order to be ready for your wedding reception. Keep the decor basic, using lots of white and glassware in the table settings for a fresh, simple look.

When it comes to flowers, go heavy on the greenery, which is usually less expensive and has a big visual impact. Limit your florals to select blooms in light colors, in keeping with the clean, classic aesthetic of a minimalist reception.

Use Hand-Lettered Cards and Signs

If you have a friend or acquaintance who excels at calligraphy, commission that person to do all your place-cards and signage. Simple, beautiful lettering on a plain board or white paper has a lovely effect, and it will communicate the minimalist style you’re going for.

 Streamline the Menu

At Nanina’s in the Park, we offer five-star in-house catering. If you’re planning a minimalist wedding reception, you can review our menu options and choose the one that best suits your wedding’s simplified aesthetic. Talk to our chefs if you have questions about customizing any of the menus to your needs.

We’re here to help your special day go smoothly! Contact us anytime, and we’ll be happy to offer options, advice, suggestions, and more.

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