This year the hottest combination of colors is red and black. Couples are using this in a variety of ways from invitations to bridesmaids dresses. Here are tips to incorporate these colors in to your wedding planning.
1. Wedding Invitations: There are a number of ways to use these two colors in your invitations. You can choose red pocket folders and embellish them with black ribbons or the opposite, black pocket folders with red ribbons. You can use a layered look with a black or red backer cards, red ink and black or red ribbons. Or a combination of red or black pocket folders for the wedding invite and red or black layered kits for the rehearsal dinner and groom and bridal showers.
2. Wedding Attire: Here again, creativity is the key. For the winter bride, a red dress with black shoes is an elegant combination. Or, a white dress with a red sash and black accented jewelry is a stunning combination. The bridesmaids can also have dresses of red with black accents. And by the way, the latest trend is to have the bridesmaids dresses be the same color but different styles to compliment any body shape. The groom and groomsmen can wear black suits with red ties. And finally, let’s not forget the little people. Both the ring bearer and flower girls’ outfits can be accented with these colors.
3. Wedding Reception: Jazz up your reception hall with a dramatic table setting of table clothes and table runners contrasting these two colors. You can also feature centerpieces with contrasting flowers and ribbons in ruby and onyx.
Whatever you choose, using red and black in your wedding makes a dramatic and elegant statement.