Colors can sometimes make for the simplest, yet most striking statements at a wedding. A classical black and white wedding theme is still a very popular choice among couples. Simple, yet sophisticated, this theme is fairly simple to plan.
However, if you would like to waver a bit from the strictly black and white wedding color scheme, consider adding the slightest hints of one other color as contrast, such as bright red, bright pink, emerald green or a hint of gold. (See our Black & Gold Wedding Theme too).
Don't go overboard though... add just a hint here and there. For example, white roses with the tips tinted red and nestled in a black vase sitting on a table covered in a white tablecloth. Use black napkins secured with white napkin rings and a hint of some other color. These are simple accents that you could try which won't overpower the black and white theme.
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Keep your wedding attire simple. A black & white wedding doesn't go well with ruffles and frills. For the bride, dress in a sleek straight cut white gown. Some raised embroidered details near the hem would look lovely. Add a long chiffon scarf draped around the front of the neck, over the shoulders and hanging down the back of the dress.
Have your bridesmaid's dress in black. Here is a good place to add that accent color if you wish. On the bridesmaid's outfits add a colored chiffon accent scarf or have them carry a single, accent colored flower.
The groom and groomsmen should dress in black tuxedos with white shirts. Again, you can incorporate an accent color here on the Cummerbunds. Very smart!
Invitations that are black and white look very sharp and elegant. Many couples like the idea of creating their own wedding stationary designs, so the do-it-yourself option is the best way to go (and it can save money too). If this appeals to you, click here for a variety of DIY wedding kits available through Amazon.com.
On the other hand, if you would rather order your invitations, here are a few samples of the top selling black & white invitations available from Invitation Consultants. Just click on the graphics below to learn more about each invitation featured. Additionally, you can also order matching seals and address labels for most of their wedding invites. To see more black and white invitations, click here. They also offer Free Shipping on orders over $150.
Zoe Style Black
Zoe Style White
Compact in Black
Love is Bold
Decorating your ceremony and wedding reception locations should be a snap. Remember to keep it simple and uncluttered.
Note: You can find some beautiful black and white wedding decorations and bridal accessories at Amazon.com.
There are a tremendous amount of ideas of what would serve as lovely favors for your guests. Here are just a few suggestions:
Small candies, delicate soaps or delectable chocolates always make lovely favors. The beauty of these treats is that they can easily be nestled within a pretty black and white favor box, which you can decorate to fit your theme.
For example, these 2 inch square wedding boxes by Hortense B. Hewitt are the perfect option. Each of these white boxes have reversible wraps that feature a black and white flourish pattern, along with black 5/8-inch pre-cut satin ribbon and double-sided tape.
If you are planning to add a contrasting color to your black and white wedding scheme, you could easily swap out the black ribbon for your own color preference.
A bottle opener is something everyone can use, so as a favor gift it's a lovely, yet practical choice to present to your guests.
This delightful Heart Accented Key Bottle Opener Favor (set of 50 - available from Amazon.com) is a token that your guests will be able to use and enjoy for years to come.
Each favor is delivered in a clear topped deluxe black box finished with a white organza bow and a thank you tag - all ready for you to set at each place setting.
Now that's convenience, especially since it eliminates a lot of additional work of putting your own favors together!
Everyone loves lollipops! This set of 36 gourmet personalized damask lollipops are a delicious favor pick.
The lollipops are 2 inches in size and are white with a strawberry flavor. They come assembled with a satin bow and personalized satin gloss circle label. There will also be a back label with "Sweet of you to come" printed on it.
When ordering, you just need to enter your colors and the personalization that you desire in the gift message section.
Also included is instructions on how to construct your own centerpiece bouquet with the lollipops, which can then serve as your table centerpieces as well!
A few other black and white wedding favors you may want to consider, are
The type of arrangement you'd like to have is best discussed with your florist. However, here are some flower suggestions that you may want to consider for your flower arrangements and table centerpieces, as well as bouquets. Keep in mind, a single flower can often make more of an elegant statement than an overflowing bouquet, especially with a black and white wedding theme.
Alcohol wise...Black Russians and White Russians, of course!
Looking for some cake designs to suit your color scheme? Take a look at these three beautiful selections:
Black and White Wedding Theme by Rose Smith © 2005-2011
Article updated: November 30, 2011
Wedding Color Scheme Ideas