There are combinations of wedding colors that can lend themselves to being more formal than others. Really, if your wedding colors are hot pink and blue, then the first thought that comes to mind is that its going to be a pretty laid back style of wedding. Black and white weddings are the perfect example of formal wedding colors that you can use to create a truly classy event. Black and white weddings can be super easy to pull off, and just a little bit of color can really make your wedding beautiful. As I’ve mentioned before with wedding invitations, your invitations are the first detail of your wedding that your wedding guests will see. It lets people know what your wedding colors are, if your wedding is going to be formal or more laid back, as well as letting everybody know the date and time of your wedding. So if you’re planning a black and white wedding, here are some great ideas for black and white wedding invitations that you can do yourself to get the perfect look you’re going for, but also to help you save a chunk of change.
DIY Black and White Wedding Invitations
For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, DIY means do it yourself!
You can create some beautiful black and white wedding invitations with just a little bit of effort, and a little bit of money. Go find some inexpensive plain white wedding invitations that you can print off of your computer. You can buy a pack of 50 or more for about $20 at office supply stores, Wal-Mart, or other stationary shops. Next come up with an idea of what you’d like your black and white wedding invitations to look like. One easy idea is to make the margins of your wedding invitations very large, and then cut out the invitations and use glue (or double sided tape) to attach your white invitation onto a black or black and white decorated piece of craft paper. You can also use black and white ribbons in various widths and designs to create a look truly unique to you.
Black and White Wedding Invitations from a Photo
If you’ve gone to get engagement photos done before your wedding, and have a particular favorite, then why not use it for your black and white wedding invitations? If your photograph isn’t already in black and white, talk to your photographer or go to a kiosk and get it done yourself. Then, scan it into your computer, and use a program like Microsoft publisher to create your perfect black and white wedding invitation. Buy yourself some high quality paper or take it to a local printer if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. There are some basic computer programs that you can use to create your perfect black and white wedding invitation.
It’s always important to remember that no matter what kind of wedding colors you want to use for your wedding, you can create some truly beautiful and classy wedding invitations for a fraction of the cost as you would buy them in a store. So many brides choose the easy route and purchase everything so they don’t have to deal with the hassle of doing anything themselves. If you’ve got plenty of money, and money to burn, maybe doing that wouldn’t be so bad. But with the economy the way that it is, and people looking for ways to save money not only in every day living, but also in weddings, it’s best to look around and do the things you can that will make a difference in the long run.