Gone are the days where virginal white is the only choice in the colour of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and decorations. These days, individuality is the key to having a special wedding. Most people have attended several weddings of friends and family members, and a wedding has to really stand out to wow them. Brides are also more mindful of the budget than ever before. While some women spend thousands on their dream day, others prefer to make different choices and save some money to start their married life with. Choosing black as their bridal party colour, or even for themselves, can help a bride to feel unique and save money at the same time.
Bridal Experts Recommend Black
Even the best-known designer of bridal couture, Vera Wang, now offers beautiful wedding gowns in black. In a testament to how popular bridal black is becoming, Wang now offers not just one or two but nine different wedding gowns that are mostly black. Martha Stewart – the standard of mass-marketed traditionalism –suggests “black and cameo” as a wedding theme, juxtaposing the severity of the colour against the softness of a classic cameo, the image of sophistication and femininity.
Décor and Photos are Easier with Black Accents
Decorating with black is likely to make a visual impact in any venue you choose, whether it’s a fancy traditional castle in the countryside or a modern hotel in the city centre. You don’t run the risk of your colour scheme clashing with the elements that are already in place, like curtains and carpeting. Plus, photos that feature black and white tones are likely to stand up to the test of time. Brides can look back at the wedding photos years later and still enjoy them, unlike those who might regret choosing a trendy colour that doesn’t age well.
Black Keeps Weddings Budget Friendly
For brides on a budget, black is an especially savvy colour choice. Black means that many of the most expensive wedding components do not need to be purchased at a specialty retailer. Little black dresses for bridesmaids can be purchased at nearly any department store instead of a bridal salon, and the ladies are almost guaranteed to wear them again. They can each choose a silhouette that works for them, and the colour will pull the whole look together.
The same goes for décor items like candles, vases, table linens, and trinket boxes. Wedding decoration items, which have to be purchased in speciality shops, can end up being quite expensive, but black decorations can be had at any party store for a reasonable price. They can be reused to decorate the marital home, or sent home with guests as a gift.
Opening up to the idea of an expanded colour palette that includes black for a wedding can help you throw an affordable, chic affair. With a little creativity and some bargain shopping, you can put on a fabulous look even in black.