Wedding Themes: Black and White Wedding

What could be more chic than a black and white wedding? Nothing. It’s the perfect color scheme! Simple, elegant and super stylish.  You really can’t go wrong with a wedding theme like black and white. Get with this glamorous trend and check out our list of the hottest black and white wedding accessories, stationery and decor.

Wedding Stationery

Your wedding will start with the stationery; so ensure yours is perfect by creating your custom wedding invitations on Personalize one of our beautiful black and white stationery sets — or start from scratch and design each piece of your wedding stationery yourself.

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Black Floral Monogram Wedding Stationery Set by Wedding Paperie

Add a pop of gold to your Black and White theme with these Chic Black and White Modern Wedding Invitations. The full set is available on Add your wedding details and your invitations are ready! Simple yet stunning!

Chic Black and White Modern Wedding Invitation by Wedding Paperie.

Black and White Bouquets

Although your choices may be limited as far as black and white wedding bouquets go — you can always part with your theme at this point and add a pop of color with bright red roses or cheerful yellow sunflowers.

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But if you want to keep things consistent, fill your wedding bouquet with white anemones and black ostrich feathers. If anemones are not for you, replace them with white roses, lilies, orchids or carnations.

Bridesmaids Dresses

Some worry that plain black and white bridesmaid dresses may be boring, but that’s simply not true. You can find plenty of solid black bridesmaid dresses that are very unique, interesting, and ultra stylish.

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You can use white accessories to add depth and detail to the outfits as well. Items such as umbrellas, bows, gloves, shoes, and jewelry will really kick your bridesmaids’ ensembles up to a whole new level of chic.

Groomsmen Attire

Whether you go with black suits, black tie, white shirt, and white boutonniere or black suits, white tie, black shirt, and white boutonniere — your groomsmen will sparkle with elegance and sophistication.

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Use accessories such as handkerchiefs, boutonnieres, and two-tone shoes (as shown in the photo above) to add a bit of flair to your groomsmen’s ensembles.

Black and White Wedding Decor

Start with a pure white or solid black aisle runner. Then move on to the table settings. Centerpieces with gorgeous white orchids, black branches, and mysterious species of black flowers will be sure to add to your weddings theme and atmosphere.

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Go with large, towering centerpieces if you’re into loud, flamboyant decor. Or, keep things clean and simple and go with small, tidy arrangements. The flowers, branches, and feathers can all be cut down and carefully arranged to fit inside a simple and compact, clear vase.

Add elegant candles or silver candelabras to your tables as well. These will add romantic lighting and classical vibes to your table setting.

Choose to go with black or white tablecloths. Or, for a super elegant look, combine the two. Cover your tables with solid black tablecloths — then, top the black coverings off with soft white chiffon tablecloths.

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Great lighting is really the icing on the cake when it comes to decorating your venue. Review this 5 Best Wedding Lighting Tips Ever article to get a feel for what great venue lighting consists of and how you can go about achieving it.

Wedding Dress and Accessories

A traditional white wedding dress will suit this black and white theme perfectly. Consider adding detail to your outfit with accessories such as white pearls, black bows, and delicate lace umbrellas.

Groom’s Attire

Picking out the groom’s attire isn’t as easy as one would think. You’ll firstly need to choose between suit or tux, a decision that will depend on how formal or informal your wedding will be. Formal weddings almost always call for the groom and groomsmen to wear tuxedos. Dark suits are fine for semi-casual ceremonies, while brown and khaki suits work well for summer or destination weddings.

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For this wedding theme you will of course want to go with a black suit or black tux. Although there isn’t much room for debate as far as color goes, you can have fun choosing between solid black or pin stripped, tie or bow tie, and whether to rent or purchase your garments.

Polish off your ensemble with a white orchid boutonniere, white cuff links, and an ivory handkerchief.

Good Luck!

Hopefully these suggestions gave you the inspiration you need to plan an unforgettable black and white wedding! Be creative; although this theme may at first appear limiting — there are truly a million different angles you can take with it. For more inspiration check out and start creating your black and white customizable wedding invitations.

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