Colors have profound impact in your life yet you never had a clue. They are helpful in expressing yourself better. By choosing a black and white themed wedding, you are making a statement of simplicity, elegance and power. It is a timeless classic that works both with traditionalists and modernists. All you have to do is to add some patterns or a tinge of colors like red, pink, fuchsia or gold as an accent. Some ideas for planning a black and white themed wedding are listed below.
1. Wedding invitations
The black and white invitations are very simple yet very trendy. You can go for either a Do It Yourself Kit or you can hire a professional in order to save your time. Wedding invitation cards come in ways like black polka dots, a Rue Saint Jean Black card with a classic chic design in black along with a Reception card, a Response and Return (RSVP) card, Wedding Save the Date card and a Thank You card.
2. Bridal dress
Go for a white dress with black embroidery. It will look gorgeous and will also blend in with the theme. You can also go for an off-white or an ivory gown but also keep in mind to have a warm lighting and candle warmth at the venue to accent and compliment your warmer dress. For a much classic and vintage look you can also try the mermaid wedding dresses that look great.
3. Groom's dress
A simple black tuxedo is all you need. If this is too fancy for your taste, go for a simple black business suit with white shirt and black tie. Don’t overdo the suit with extra accessories. Keep the attire simple and classy.
4. Bridesmaid dresses
A simple black dress will look absolutely beautiful and classy. A silk dress or a satin dress in black will add sheen and luster. Also you can go for a white dress with a slight tinge of black color in any form like a slight embroidery, a black belt or black polka dots.
5. Reception decor
It is very easy to attain an upscale sophisticated look in a black and white themed wedding. Either go for a white table and add black to it or a black table with whites.
For a white satin table cloth, add a black runner with white chairs and vice-versa. For the centerpiece, go for a black and white flower arrangement with flowers like white lilies and burgundy black dahlia flowers or go for a fish bowl with black and white floating candles or go for a candelabra with tall candles sitting on a mirror base, which will reflect the candle light and create a warm glow and also accentuate the light effect around the table. Add candle votives around the centerpiece.
For the place setting, go for a silver plate charger or a black plate charger with a white dish on a white table cloth. Use black napkins and highlight with diamond napkin rings or a white rose and silverware.
6. Wedding cake
The black and white multi-tier cakes look fabulous. There are various designs available to choose from. Either you can go for a plain white cake with black icing or a plain black cake with white stencil work. It's up to you but both looks elegant.
7. Wedding flowers
Flowers are important in any occasion and if it’s a wedding, you want them everywhere to add softness and femininity. Some flowers that can be used in this theme to make bouquets or centerpieces are white lollies, white roses, tulips, burgundy lily, Burgundy dahlia, burgundy black orchids, etc.
8. Wedding stationary
To direct guests to the table, you can use black and white escort cards in which we can mention the name and table number for the guest. You can also give the paintings as the wedding gifts to the wedding guests. Hire a sketch artist, if you like the idea. He can well prepare the sketches of the couples together in no time.
9. Wedding photo
Photos are the way to revisit a memory. And what more is apt for this theme than a collection of black and white pictures. Get a good professional wedding photographer who knows the art of black and white photography. The pictures look elegant as well as dramatic in black and white color. You can also create the black and white photographs from the normal colored pictures by some good editing and effects.
10. Wedding cocktails
You can go for Black and White Russians representing bride and groom but its cliche. So go for Blavod (black vodka) and make a cocktail like heart of heart or love birds. And for white bride drink, go for a white martini cocktail.
11. Wedding favors
As a small gift from bride and groom, you can go for bonbonniere like black and white candies or chocolates in a black box, black/white candles, black/white coasters, bride and groom sugar almonds bags, black/white cakes, etc.