Probably the most dramatic way to incorporate black into wedding invitations is to put the striking shade in the background...literally! If you are looking for ways to add black for a dash of drama, you may want to consider choosing a black backing layer by selecting a cardstock slightly larger than your printed layer. This easy step will create a "frame" for your invitations and will really make them stand out in a unique way. For a truly fashionable fix, try a black printed layer. This means that your custom wording will be printed directly onto dramatic black cardstock. Choose a light or metallic ink and you'll be creating an elegant yet eye-popping canvas for the wording of your wedding invitations. It's the opposite of traditional black type on white cardstock and will be sure to make instant impact. From black licorice to ebony, from onyx to charcoal, in various weights and in different finishes, you'll be surprised at how many variations of black cardstock you can choose from for your wedding invitations.
Black Wedding Invitation Accents
For a little extra drama, wedding invitations can be accented with bold black details. When it comes to wording, black type is a traditional yet striking option for your invitation printing. Pair a dramatic script with bold black for a stylish effect, or pair a simple font with classic black for understated appeal. A black grosgrain or black satin ribbon might be the perfect finishing touch for otherwise simple wedding invitations. Don't forget that feathers, rhinestones, and even flowers can make great black accents. If you choose to DIY, an easy step is to add an additional black backing layer to your invitations for a luxe feel and a design that will really pop. With or without black accents, an attention-grabbing option is to "wrap up" your wedding invitations in an unexpected black envelope.
Color Combinations for Black Wedding Invitations
The beautiful thing about black is that it not only complements but also makes most colors "pop" in a way that they don't when they stand on their own. A very popular color with many brides is the combination of black and pink. From bubble gum to hot pink to magenta, a black and pink pairing is girly, sophisticated, and glamorous all at the same time. Black and red wedding invitations create a very romantic effect. Try black with shades of blue or green for a striking yet soothing look, or consider black and white for a completely classic look. Black is the ideal partner for dramatic metallic shades like silver, gold, and bronze if you are going for a more elegant wedding theme. The truth of the matter is that with black, you really can't go wrong. Pretty much any color you pair it with will be guaranteed to stand out. Adding a dose of black to your wedding invitations will infuse a dose of drama and complement any colors you choose.