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It’s A Nice Day For A White (& Black) Wedding

I don't know about you, but I believe that wedding should be stylish occasions, and what is more stylish than pulling off a monochrome themed wedding? Black and white will never let you down. But how can you make it work for your big day? Read on to find out more.


As the bride, your dress is probably the first thing that you are going to start thinking about when you are getting married. But if you are going for a monochrome wedding you do need to be careful about the colour of dress you pick.

If you are going for true white and black theme, then it's advisable that you go for a true white dress. Otherwise, your dress might end up looking dirty, when really it’s just off white!

However, if you are going for an ivory and black theme, which can look very 1940s film star and quite classy, then you can go for an ivory dress.

Bridesmaids dresses

In monochrome weddings, you really only have a limited choice of colours that you are going to dress your bridesmaid in.

If you want to be super popular with them all and make their day, then put them in black dresses, short or long. Who doesn't look and feel their best in a black dress? They will even be able to get wear out of them afterward!

However, you shouldn't discount dressing them in the same colour as you. You can accessorise them with black sashes or headpieces if you like. This can look very striking, and it clearly delineates the wedding party from any of the other guest on the day.


Picking the right venue for a black and white wedding is essential. It no good having a strong colour theme, if the room you are using is decorating in bold reds and blues.

That is why you need to choose somewhere like The Wood Norton, which offers neutral wood panelled room for a more vintage vibe, or a white-curtained backdrop like a blank canvas that you can choose to dress as you will.


Of course, you will be adding your own decorations to the venue as well, and in particular paper pom-poms in black and white can look very classy. Flowers will, of course, need to be in tones of white, but you can add some black accents in, with dried or silk flowers, or even the odd ostrich feather for texture.


One of the biggest advantages of having a black and white wedding is that it makes the invitation so easy to do! You can quickly, and reality cheaply makes your own. Buy some that are ready made, or even get a professional printer to create some for you.

The benefit here is that whichever route you choose there are bound to be loads of options in this colourway. So you won't have to spend a lot of time trying to get the shades and tones of everything to match properly!

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