Invitations for Your Minimalist Wedding

Here are 10 of our favorite minimalist invitation designs for your wedding.

By Janina Villanueva

Invitations for Your Minimalist Wedding
Photo by Zola

The First Look ✨

  • Whatever theme you’re going for, your invitation will set the tone for your wedding and is the first impression of your guests.
  • A minimalist invitation focuses on simple language and modern typography that sends out the message less is more.
  • Zola has a wide variety of invitations for your minimalist wedding to choose from, which you can customize according to your style and budget.

Classy and elegant, colorful and whimsical, fun and informal—whatever wedding theme you’re going for, your invitation will set the tone for your wedding and is your guests’ first glimpse into the wedding style.

While you might get tempted to go over the top and spend countless hours and thousands of dollars working with a designer for a custom wedding invitation suite, you can also go minimal with a pared-down, sophisticated invitation design that has little to no embellishments. A minimalist invitation focuses on simple language and modern typography that sends out the message less is more. The understated invite works, whether you’re planning to hold a super formal grand ballroom event or a relaxed backyard wedding.

Invitations for Your Minimalist Wedding Photo Credit // Achong Photography

Thankfully, Zola has a wide variety of minimalist invitations to choose from, and they can all be customized according to your style and budget. You can change the colors, add foil stamping or letterpress, and even upgrade the paper type and silhouette. The best thing? You get shipping and guest addressing for free, and with COVID-19 still causing interruptions, you can also get change the dates for free with any save the date and invitation purchases.

Here are 10 of our favorite minimalist invitation designs for your wedding:

1. Your Initials as a Focal Point (Zola design: Cooper Classic)

Make your initials the star of your invitation in timeless typography. Have the most pertinent information about your wedding in bold text, with the overall design saying that your marriage celebration will be simple and elegant.

2. Script Calligraphy on a Washed Watercolor (Zola design: Violin Stroke)

The combination of calligraphy and typography with its splash of color adds a little drama while still maintaining the features of a simple wedding invitation. This design works perfectly for every wedding ceremony location or theme.

3. An Olive Branch or Greenery (Zola design: Eastwick)

A minimalist wedding often replaces blooms with greenery, and having a single olive branch on your wedding invite conveys what guests will expect at your wedding: simple, fresh, and clean.

4. Single-Colored Font (Zola design: Powell Stamp)

Consider showcasing your names and the infinity symbol in a single-colored font on a bold background. This wedding invitation screams no-fuss, minimalist, and brave.

5. Bold and Italicized (Zola design: Weyers)

What do you get when you put together a simple, sleek border and the right mix of timeless typography in bold and italics? A classic wedding invitation that works for any type of celebration, from a formal, intimate gathering to a grand ballroom reception.

6. Spell Everything Out (Zola design: Valdino Bloom)

Nothing is more straightforward than an invitation where each word is spelled out. Combine this invitation wording format with abstract hand-sketched flowers, and you’ll have a beautiful minimalist invitation for a laid-back affair.

7. Details Only (Zola design: Cardinell Stamp)

A minimalist invitation with only the pertinent details—couple’s names, date and time, location, and purpose of the gathering—along with an interesting use of blank space creates a fascinating layout that’s perfect for modern celebrations held in an urban setting (think: rooftops, penthouses, or NYC galleries).

8. Soft Florals (Zola design: Geneva Portrait)

Minimalism doesn’t mean letting go of your romantic and feminine side. A small floral element on the side or background can create a dreamy invitation that’s perfect for formal, outdoor, or garden weddings.

9. A Single Photo With Your Names (Zola design: Lyons)

The most important element of your wedding invitation is you. Upload your cutest couple photo, and use it to send the message about your upcoming wedding celebration. Both chic and candid, this minimalist invitation is the perfect choice for fun and intimate gatherings.

Invitations for Your Minimalist Wedding Photo Credit // Achong Photography

10. Make a Bold Statement

“We do,” “Love Wins,” “True love,” and “To have and to hold” are just some of the words that best describe your wedding day. Make sure you highlight a single, bold statement on your wedding invitation in brush font on a rich background color. This is your wedding theme and will be what your guests will remember as they happily wait with you for your best day ever.

Your wedding invitation is the first impression that your guests will have. It will most likely be seen by your guests every single day, for months, as it’ll be displayed on their fridge. Make sure your invitation’s overall aesthetics resonates with who you are as a couple, what the guests can anticipate from your wedding, and most of all, how much you care for those you’re inviting. Going minimalist, when done right, is far from boring and will have a timeless elegance that everyone loves.

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