How to Choose Wedding Invitations and Why Black And White Wedding Invitations Are Timeless?Are you planning your wedding for some time this year, or perhaps you’re booking it for the spring or summer of the coming year?If you are, congratulations from all of us here at Seize Your Life Today! We are thrilled for you – weddings are happy occasions that bring families and friends together to celebrate the love of two people.If you are just in the initial planning stages of your wedding, no doubt one of the first items on your to-do list is what kind of invitation you want. Much of this decision springs from several factors: the size of your wedding, your personal style, and how formal your wedding is going to be.We’ve been doing a deep dive into wedding trends for this year and next. And our research reveals something we’ve long suspected – black and white wedding invitations are incredibly popular. Why, because this colour duo is classic and timeless, and they look wonderful on just about every stock of paper you might choose for your invitations. (Some argue that black and white are not colours, but for our purposes here, they are!)In this article, we offer some reasons that black and white wedding invitations and invitation suites have stayed popular with wedding planners, brides and grooms for so long. This combination can look antique, modern or even futuristic. But every time, these invitations are elegant, timeless and oh so fabulous.Here Are Some Reasons You Should Consider This Duo When You’re Planning Your Nuptials.
1- Black & White Works On All Kinds Of Paper Stock
Whether you’ve chosen a heavy paper stock for your invitations or something lighter, black lettering looks amazing.This is equally true of the colour of your paper – is it ivory? Pure white? Off white? Ecru? No matter what shade you select, the black type looks wonderful set against it. And if you choose black invitations with white lettering, it looks unique and sets the words and numbers apart from the black background.An invitation in black and white is a choice that has endured for good reasons – they look fantastic together. And don’t forget that your envelopes must include wedding invitation suites – a directions guide, a response card, and perhaps information about hotel bookings you’re arranging for guests from out of town. Black and white work well for all these items.
2- All Fonts Look Good In Black & White
The invitation sets the mood and tone of your wedding. For example: let’s say you’ve chosen a Great Gatsby theme for your special day – very 1920s, complete with a martini bar, and a wedding dress straight out of the Roaring 20s.There are many fonts that reflect this time period, and your black and white wedding invitation maker can show you a large variety from which to choose the one you like best. This principle applies to weddings of all styles – formal, casual, intimate or designed with a particular period in mind.Black and white fonts are so stylistically varied and striking there is bound to be one that’s perfect for the style of your wedding. This goes for all your wedding invitation suites too.
3- Black & White Invitations May Be Less Costly
If you’re trying to save money in some areas of your wedding budget so you can splurge in others, black and white invitations can help. Every time you add a new colour to your colour scheme you add to the price.Sticking with black and white can help control the cost of wedding invitations, and that means you can indulge in other areas a little bit more.
4- Let Black & White Rule In The Overall Colour Scheme
Long gone are the days when wearing black to a wedding was considered a no-no for anyone but the groom and his groomsmen. Today, anything and everything goes for the bride and her bridal party too.Black and white are chic choices for the ladies; perhaps a bride in white and her maid of honour and bridesmaids in elegant black? That looks gorgeous, for all members of the bridal party, from the flower girl to the mother of the bride.Black and white also work well for second marriages of more mature partners. In that case, even the bride may consider wearing a black dress. Using black and white as the overall colour scheme and launching it with the invitations is classy and elegant.
5- Black & White Can Be Formal Or Casual
There are virtually no rules carved in stone anymore when it comes to appropriate colours for weddings. If you choose black and white, it doesn’t have to stop with the invitations and bridal party outfits.Decorations, flowers and even the wedding cake can all carry this colour pairing and look terrific. The same is true for tablecloths, plates, candles and other necessities for the head table and the guests’ dining tables.
6- Black & White Works For All Wedding Styles
Whether you want your wedding to reflect a vintage vibe, a formal tone or a modern look, black and white works perfectly in all of those aesthetics. It is a colour pairing that has been around for decades, so it’s suitable for any style of wedding.You can even have black and white photos taken to continue the theme as if the photographer is shooting a documentary. There is virtually no limit to the imaginative elements you can create for a black and white wedding.
7- Black & White Invitation Graphics Can Be Any Style
If you decide that your wedding invitation should have graphics, black and white looks amazing. For example, let’s say you put an illustration on the invitation of the well-known landmark building where you had your first date or the outline of the park where you two first went walking.Black and white make these drawings really stand out. Even simple line drawings look elegant when done in black on a white or ivory background. You don’t have to limit your invitation to words and numbers only. Putting a graphic on the front can make the date and lettering even more visually appealing. And that goes for your wedding invitation suites too.
8- Continue The Theme With The Guest Gift Bags
Start with the invitations and finish with the goody bags for guests, and let black and white rule! A stand-out gift bag might be all black with a white ribbon, chock full of dark chocolates, small white candles and anything else you think is appropriate for your loved ones. With a little imagination and effort, the gift bags can reflect who you are as a couple and can keep the black and white colour scheme flowing.A wedding that is designed from start to finish in black and white is an elegant colour palate for just about every bride and groom. From the moment you send out the invitations, with bold black lettering on an off-white stock, for example, you’ve announced to your guests how you’ve decided to design your wedding.The invitations are the first rung of this special, once-in-a-lifetime ladder. Make them unique, make them a reflection of who you are, and make them part of the wedding style you will remember for your whole lives. And don’t stop with the wedding invitations.Use a black and white colour scheme throughout your wedding and reception. Consider black for the bridesmaids if you’re wearing a white wedding gown. The contrast is timeless and elegant, and these colours are flattering to every shape. Your friends at the bridal party will thank you for thinking of them if you choose a simple, black design for those who are standing up beside you on the big day. And don’t forget to wear something in black and white when you change to leave on your honeymoon.
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