If you are like me and have a difficult time making decisions, then this article is for you. Choosing your wedding colors isn’t always easy! You may love more than just one color. We get it, there is so much at stake and it requires careful consideration. After all this is what essentially helps create that vision for your big day. The good news is that you don’t have to stick to just one, find the palette that works for you and go for it. Here are 5 tips that can help steer you in the right direction.
1. Choose the main color
This is the color you want to be showcased throughout your wedding decor, the main color if you will. It can be on your wedding cake, stationery, linens, wedding party attire, the ideas are endless. Once you decide on your base color, then you can select complementing color palettes to accent for the rest of your wedding decor. These colors tend to be more neutral so that it can be used as accents throughout, such as the florals, plate settings, favors, and candles. The undertone for your wedding color needs to be bold, something that really helps stand out. You can display this on the accent florals on your wedding cake, centerpieces, maybe even the ribbon on your bouquet. Don’t overload with options, stick to 3-4 colors/tones at most. Consider this: Main color, neutral color(s) and statement color.
2. Consider your season
Need help choosing a palette? Feel inspired by your season. Select accent colors that enhance the season you’ll be getting married in. Lean towards warmer and bright tones during the summer, blush tones during the spring and use more bold statement and deep colors like orange, fuchsia, and copper tones during the fall. This is also something to discuss with your florist. You may have your eye on some flowers which can be nearly impossible to get or can cost more than you’d expect. Consult your florist for in season florals.
3. Be inspired by your venue
Does it have a lot of greenery, or are there a lot of white walls? All of this will contribute to the decision making. You want your wedding decor to stand out and make a statement. So, if you have contrasting patterns, or decor from the venue in place, choose your colors according to that. *Bonus tip: When choosing colors for your wedding party consider things like this: Does your venue have a lot of greenery, then having your wedding party wear green might not be the best fit. Remember, your wedding party does not have to wear the main color or tone chosen for your day.
4. Decide on your wedding style
Are you wanting to do something classic, modern, or bold? The colors you choose will reflect the style and look you wish to have for your wedding day. Once you pick the theme you’d like for your day, then you can start choosing tones that will complement that vision.
5. What color compliments you both?
It’s okay to be a little selfish on this day. Select a color that you both love and makes you feel and look great. While the bride traditionally wears white, there’s still so many different ways to incorporate color into your wedding day glow. Down from the shoes, hair piece, jewelry, and flowers of course, you can add some pop to your day. And for our groom, there are countless ways for the wedding color to be showcased, from the suit to the pocket square and tie or bowtie, down to the socks, these are just some ways to jazz up your look.