So, you’re getting married! You have the guy, the ring and the date. Now you are faced with the challenge of selecting the perfect color scheme for your wedding. White isn’t the only option anymore, in fact, many weddings today are saturated with color. The colors you choose will set the whole tone of your wedding overall, so choose carefully. There’s no need to worry though, just consider these questions and you’ll be just fine.
The very first question you should ask yourself is what type of mood or setting would you like to create. Do you visualize an atmosphere of romance and sophistication, or perhaps you would prefer a fun and quirky party? Are you looking to create a winter wonderland or an island paradise? For example, if you decided that you wanted a peaceful, zen-like atmosphere; leafy greens, cool white, and earthy browns are excellent choices. But what if you are a little more country? Well, then sunflower yellow, leather brown, and sky blue could be your match. Another aspect of your wedding day to consider is the location. The colors for a beach side event in June may not work work for your barn yard wedding taking place in October. By defining your wedding, you will have much more success with choosing your color scheme.
Secondly, consider the accents and decoration. Even though it’s your day, your bridesmaids may not appreciate being clad to in bright lime-green dresses. So if you were to choose a color like lime-green, consider using it as an accent color to a neutral, which includes navy blue. Nowadays, navy blue is considered to be a neutral, so it may be exactly what your brights need. Unless you want your bridesmaid’s attire to scream “Lime-Green!” or “Hot Pink!, and some brides do, try giving them navy blue dresses with lime-green sashes, shoes, and bouquets. In my opinion this strategy also helps to accentuate your color choice by adding contrast. The same concept could also apply if your bridesmaids dislike wearing a color. Many of you know women don’t like to wear yellow, so you may want to use it as an accent color. Some other things to keep in mind with accents is to keep it as consistent as possible. The decorations, invitations, cake and flowers should all stay in tune with your theme. However, I should warn against overdoing it. If everything in your wedding is hot pink, your guests will get a headache. White is a safe color to break it up as well as other neutrals, and will help you avoid the matchy-matchy rut.
After all of this, the last and most important thing to remember is that your color choices should reflect you and your love. If you want to have an island wedding, turquoise and orange aren’t your only options. Your Valentines Day wedding doesn’t have to be pink or red and your winter wedding doesn’t have to be red and green either. I have seen just about every color made to fit just about any theme. If you want a purple island wedding, a champagne Valentines, or a gold and blue winter, those will all work beautifully, along with a plethora of different color schemes.