What’s the difference?
Think of white as a stark white – the color of a traditional wedding gown, a piece of notebook paper or snowflakes. It has a stunningly bright quality. Ecru, on the other hand, has a subtle touch of creamy color. Let’s compare the invitations above: the invites on the left are bright white and vibrant while the invitations on the right are slightly darker with an ivory tone. You’ll notice that the paper texture can change but the colors remain true. As you begin shopping, you’ll see that Invitations by Dawn offers some invitation designs in both white and ecru. The Letter Love Invitation from the Signature Collection is a great example. (See below for links to each invitation featured above.)
How to choose which shade is right for you
If you’re looking to turn some heads with your classic wedding style, we highly recommend bright white. However, if you’re more interested in simple elegance that warms the heart, ecru is a wonderful choice. Look at your favorite invitation design in both colors (if the option is available) and see which color grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. It really all comes down to personal taste. If one shade speaks to you more, go with that one! You can’t go wrong since both are gorgeous colors suited for a wedding.
White Invitations Shown (Left Column): Ethereal Garden Foil Invitation, Pearl Vines Invitation, Modern Style Invitation; Ecru Invitations Shown (Right Column): All that Sparkle Invitation, Demure Damask Invitation, Letter Love Invitation