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Top 10 Black Wedding Decor Ideas
Forget what you think you know about black weddings. Although they may have been associated with black tie affairs and Halloween weddings in the past, that definitely isn’t the case anymore. From boho to glam, rustic to modern, black can help you create the perfect wedding day vibe.
First, take the time to choose the right elegant black wedding color palette that’s right for you. Then, check out our top ten black wedding ideas below. They are sure to inspire you to create the perfect décor for your ceremony and reception.
Black Wedding Chairs: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Many brides and grooms make due with white folding chairs and whatever tables are available on-site. If you have the means and the budget, source black furniture for your wedding instead.
Glossy black reception tables look very modern, while black velvet chairs can give your wedding day a gothic Victorian vibe. If you can’t go all-out with black furniture, decorate with black bar carts or sit at a wooden sweetheart table that has been stained black.
Small Reception Table Covered With a Black Velvet Table Cloth: Molly Carr Photography
Sumptuous Black Fabrics
Using black fabric is a great alternative to renting or buying expensive black furniture. You can cover tables in black velvet or glittery black tablecloths, but you can also incorporate sumptuous black fabrics throughout your wedding day in other ways.
Create a black wedding aesthetic with black chiffon that flows down from your ceremony arch or bring out your boho side with black cheesecloth table runners.
Reception Table With Baby’s Breath and Black Candles: Stone House Weddings
If you’re searching for black wedding centerpieces, traditional white candles just won’t do. Elevate your wedding by setting tables with black taper and pillar candles instead.
Black candle holders work too! Candlesticks can be chosen to complement any color palette when you use black taper candle holders at a modern wedding, while black hurricane candle holders look great if you want to inject geometric elements into your décor.
Black Sesame Macarons: Twigg Studios
Black Wedding Cake and Treats
Black wedding cakes are gorgeous. They can be decorated to match your theme, whether you want a design with glitter and glamour or details that are simple and modern.
Don’t forget about other wedding day treats! Black macarons, dark chocolate donuts with black icing, and black velvet croissants add dark decadence to any dessert table.
Dark Wedding Bouquet Featuring Roses and Dark Blue Anemones: Root and Gather Events
Keep Florals Deep and Dark
By all means, incorporate black flowers into your décor, but don’t assume they are your only option at a black wedding. Florals that are deep and dark are stunning, whether they are technically black or not.
A few flowers to consider in your bouquets and arrangements include:
- Dark blue anemones
- Deep burgundy dahlias
- Dark green leaves of any kind
- Midnight calla lilies
Table Set With Black Plates and Black Wine Glasses: Elsa Eileen Photography
Black Plates, Cutlery, and Glasses
Most guests will expect their plates to be white, their cutlery to be silver, and their wine glasses to be made of crystal. They will certainly be surprised if their tables are set with black instead!
Don’t feel like you have to make everything black. Instead, highlight just one or two items in this inky hue. For example, set the tables with black acrylic charger plates and clear hobnail glasses. Or, you could opt for modern black cutlery and wine glasses, while choosing a different color for plates and napkins.
Black Glass Goblet With Black Candles in the Background: Tie the Knot Santorini
Gothic Vases and Goblets
Sometimes it’s not always about the color. Gothic wedding decorations can provide your wedding day with a dark feel, whether they are black or not.
For example, trumpet vases can give your wedding gothic vibes, whether you choose them in black or gold. Black or dark brown glass goblets are stunning, especially if they feature a design, like a hobnail pattern.
White Cane Chair With Black Lace Tied With a Crystal Brooch on the Back: Style Me Pretty
If you want an old-fashioned or Victorian feel at your wedding, consider finding ways to incorporate lacy black wedding ideas throughout your ceremony and reception.
Black lace can be used to decorate a ceremony arch, it can be draped across the backs of chairs, and you could even lay down a black lace aisle runner. At the reception, place black lace over table cloths or trim pieces of lace to layer over glass votive candle holders.
Bride Wearing Black Standing in Front of a Triangular Altar Covered in Black Macrame: Deer Pearl Flowers
Macrame is popular with bohemian brides, but not all bohemian brides are into neutral shades of blush and tan. If your boho style leans to the dark side, consider black wedding decorations that feature macrame.
Black macrame designs can hang behind the altar, behind the cake table, or in a photo booth. They can also be draped from the ceiling above reception tables.
Black and Crystal Chandeliers With Disco Balls Above A Bride and Groom on the Dance Floor: Hope Weis Consulting
Nothing is more opulent than black chandeliers at a gothic wedding. Black chandeliers can be hung above tables, above the dance floor, and even above an arch in your ceremony space. Buy them new or find old chandeliers and spray paint them black.
If you want black wedding décor that looks more modern, consider black floral chandeliers. They can give you the dark look you want while enabling you to incorporate other details, like candles and flowers, into the design.
No matter what your style, there are many black wedding decorations to choose from. Let this list guide you when deciding on your décor and you’re sure to craft an unforgettable wedding day for you and your loved ones.