If you’re looking for a wedding theme that’s stylish, classic and easy to put together, then you should definitely consider having a black and white wedding theme, particularly if you’re having a city wedding.

Other reasons to have a monochrome look on your big day

  • Black and white works perfectly if you’re having an evening wedding and marrying at 6pm and then want to have a chic party afterwards
  • Black and white wedding invitations – white card with black script is a timeless look
  • Black and white wedding cakes can look amazing
  • You can ask your male guests to wear black tie and the women to wear little black dresses, you could put black and white as the dress code on your invitations so everybody knows what to expect

Let’s look at these ideas further…

black and white wedding theme invitation

Classic black and white. Invitation by DoodleLove at Not On The High Street

Your wedding invitation can be black script on white but have a contemporary touch, as with these invitations from DoodleLove which would certainly grace any mantelpiece and mark your wedding out as stylish from the word go.

If you’re having an evening wedding, you could dress your bridesmaids in black and white dresses, white dresses with black sashes or vice versa. Have a look at bridesmaid frocks from places like Dessy, who allow you to mix and match colours up. Remember that having a different style for each bridesmaid is very on trend and allows each girl to focus on her good points and camouflage the not so good!

If you’re wearing a traditional white wedding dress, then maybe mix it up by having black satin wedding shoes. In fact, if you choose shoes in a practical colour like black, you’re more likely to wear them again and so you can justify spending a bit more on your dream pair.

As for your bridegroom and his party, they could wear black tie particularly perfect if it’s an evening wedding and have white buttonholes, white roses or gardenias would be very sophisticated.

And if you ask your guests to dress in black and white, the party will have an instant style about it. Dressing in black and white isn’t complicated or expensive and people don’t have to hire costumes. They are also colours that suit just about everybody.

black and white bridesmaid dress

Black and white bridesmaid dress by Dessy

Now what about your venue? Maybe you’ve picked out a location that’s perfect for you, but you think it’s rather lacking in terms of décor and ambience.

Well, that is exactly where one of our stylists can step in and help you. With props, room draping, clever lighting, chair sashes and table dressing they can transform your wedding reception into something completely stunning.

Just have a look at some of the black and white themed wedding days we’ve already organised.

black and white themed wedding reception

Our stylist transformed a room by draping the ceiling and adding a starlight curtain

Black & White wedding signs

Black & White wedding signs

We’ve certainly created the wow factor for a number of couples.

Other ways to incorporate black and white ideas to your theme could be in the food you serve, how about black and white canapés? Or black and white macaroons as wedding favours?

For your thank-you cards, you could have a black and white photograph of the pair of you on your wedding day.

How our wedding stylists can help you

As well as being talented, our stylists are extremely experienced and will work with you to help you make the best out of your wedding budget.

They have props at their disposal and can create and email to you inspiration boards with ideas, as well as photographs of other weddings that they have styled in a similar theme to yours.

For example, large ostrich feather plumes can look wonderful as table centerpieces and our stylists will be able to source these for you. The alternative is that you would have to spend time, money and effort sourcing your own feathers and what would you do with them afterwards anyway?

ostrich feather table centre

Snowy white ostrich feathers make a wonderful table centerpiece

Getting in touch with one of our stylists doesn’t commit you to anything and we have talented professionals all over the UK so there’s certain to be one near you.

Don’t feel that you’re going to have a cookie-cutter wedding , our stylists ensure that every wedding day looks different, so it’s unique to you and your partner. You can feel comfortable that you can talk your ideas through with a sympathetic ear so that you get the look you want for your special day.

So get in touch today and see how we can help you theme your perfect black and white wedding day.