Elegant black and white wedding ideas await! But first, you’re on the list, right? Oh, good! :)
What is your color palette? Oh gosh, I know, that’s a tough one at the beginning.
That might be the first question someone asks you when you’re meeting with wedding vendors, chatting with your family, or asking yourself in the late hours of the night as you’re sweating, trying to figure it out: yeah, what IS my color palette?!
Here is a little-known secret: black and white wedding ideas are one of the easiest ways to plan a wedding from start to finish, even if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.
And p.s. we’ve all been there, at one time or another, planning a wedding and having no clue. But don’t worry, it’s actually really easy, and picking out a color palette is a dramatically awesome way to start.
Black and white wedding color palettes make it easy — more like, ridiculously simple — to plan. It is simply black or white. There’s no slight hint of grey, or a bluish-green when it should be more of a mint. And if you choose colors that are all over the place on the color wheel — looking at you, dusty rose or burnt orange, although I love ya! — it can be tough to order things online and then in person realize they are not exactly what you need for a perfect match.
So, if you’re struggling with picking out a color palette, these classic wedding colors are coming to the rescue! It is a classic, elegant palette; you can’t go wrong. And if you do want to toss in an infusion of color, it’s easy to do that, too.
A palette of black and white pairs elegantly with any other base color of your choice. Toss in a hint of gold, navy, hot pink, mint, green — anything you’d like! — as one accent color across your decor.
Just make sure that color matches throughout. :)
Today you’ll see thirty-two of our favorite black and white wedding ideas with things you’ll need like invitations, place cards, programs, a guest book, card box, ring box, and so much more.
And guess what also makes black and white weddings so incredibly lovable? Your wedding party will love you for choosing black bridesmaid dresses — um, easy to find, affordable, and they look flattering! — and the guys can get renting their tuxes or suits quickly, thanks to a simple black and white palette.
Okay, let’s get started: you’re going to do great! Good luck!
Black and White Wedding Theme Ideas
1. Black and White Invitations
A classic, elegant wedding color palette deserves these stylish invites! By LabelsRUs.
2. And These Invites
This modern style is another option: I love when you add belly bands to add a fun, personalized touch. By Jessica Williams.
2. Black and White Wedding Guest Book
Check out these black and white guest books and photo albums we spotted at Daisyblu. There are dozens of guest books and photo albums out there, but these stand out because they are so lovingly handmade and designed using high-quality materials. You can use them as a guest book, or turn it into a photo album and give it to your parents after the big day, filled with favorite snapshots from the wedding. (You can see even more designs in their shop.
3. Welcome Bags
Greet guests with these classy welcome boxes at their hotel room when they arrive at your wedding. Great for out-of-town guests. By Labels R Us.
4. Wedding Menu with Matching Wine Stems
Cute! These stylish wedding menus have a black-and-white color palette and come with FREE matching wine stems. By LabelsRUs.
5. Wedding Favor Tags
Add these sweet, personalized favor tags to your wedding take-home gifts. By LabelsRUs.
6. Cake Servers
Use these cake servers during your cake cutting! By MrandMrsWeddingShop.
7. Peony Bouquet
Carry this black and white wedding bouquet! As a bonus, since it is faux, it lasts forever. By HandcraftsInStudio.
8. Black and White Wedding Hair Comb
Gorgeous! By Serenity, photo by Katerina Svetikova.
9. Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Give your bridesmaids the option to wear this dress, anyway they’d like! As a bonus, they’ll definitely wear this dress again, as it goes with everything! By RadiantRooster.
10. Wedding Favor Boxes
These are so stylish. By LeoAnaArt.
11. Lollipop Favors
Personalized! These look like tasty take-home treats for your guests. By Sweet Caroline Confections.
12. Black and White Hand Sanitizer Favors
Cute labels to put on your hand sanitizer favors for guests. By ZipDesignsCo.
13. Lip Balm Favor
Give guests these functional favors with a personalized label in your black and white color palette. By Labels R Us.
14. Black and White Bridesmaid Socks
Give these popular socks to your bridesmaids with their gifts! They are cozy for getting ready and they have ‘bridesmaid’, ‘maid of honor’, or ‘bride’ written on the bottom in grippy material. By BlissfulSocks.
Pair them with these…
15. Bridesmaid Robes
15. Acrylic Wedding Sign
Seat guests in style with this acrylic sign in a black and white design. By LabelsR Us.
Pass out these charming black and white programs at your ceremony for guests to read the order of events. By SideStreetDesigns.
17. Table Numbers
Add these to your tables so guests can find their seating assignments quickly and easily. By SideStreetDesigns.
18. Place Cards
Seat guests in elegant style with these place cards by Jessica Williams.
This pretty ‘at last’ signage makes a nice addition to your head table. By ZCreateDesign.
20. Cake Topper
Adorn your cake in style with this beautiful black and white wedding cake topper by ZCreateDesign.
21. Gauze Table Runner
Use black or white gauze table runners to decorate your reception. Find them in any color by LovelyHeartThings.
Or use this lace table runner instead! Another beautiful style. By Letjolt.
22. Black and White Wedding Face Masks
If you need ’em, For Your Party has them! Shown in black and white wedding colors, but available in any color you can imagine (plus you can customize the text!)
23. Mason Jar Centerpiece
Use black and white painted mason jars to hold bouquets of flowers as your centerpieces. By AimeeLynneCreations.
24. Wood Lantern Centerpiece
Or this wood lantern centerpiece, painted in black. By GFTWoodcraft.
25. Black Clutch
Carry this black and white clutch purse by ANGEE W.
26. Faux Fur Wrap
Snuggle up for photos during cold temps with this faux fur wrap in black. By SissilyDesigns.
These black and white wedding boutonnieres will look handsome on the groom and groomsmen. By FlowersForThought.
28. Lighted Curtain
Set the scene for a romantic evening with these twinkly white lights for a wall at your reception. By TorchStarStore.
29. Black and White Napkins
Dress up your bar with these stylish zebra black and white wedding napkins by For Your Party.
30. Favor Bags
Send guests home with these decorative black and white wedding favor bags filled with candy. By LBSisiLife.
30. Card Box
This card box can lock! Stylish and practical. By SaveTheDateDesignsCo.
Add this stylish confetti to your wedding tables or the entry table at your reception. By ForYourParty.
32. Ring Boxes
Carry the rings down the aisle in these charming black and white wedding ring boxes by PerryHillRustics.
Black and White Wedding Ideas: What do you think?
Which of these black and white theme ideas is your favorite? I’m obsessing over the ring boxes, they’re so adorable! Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!
And by the way, you’re never alone in this: need wedding advice? Just ask! We’re here to help!
P.S. Want more inspiration? Burgundy is another great choice!