There are a few things which should be considered a top priority when it comes to organizing a stylish, over-the-top wedding, like choosing the location, the décor, and the wedding color palette. This last element is particularly important, due to its tremendous visual impact. Choosing a color palette that blends effortlessly with all your decorative elements, creating a coherent whole, however, can be tricky. Don’t worry! Here are some elements you can take into consideration to choose the right color palette for your big day.
Prior to taking a firm stand on your wedding color palette, it is extremely important to consider where the ceremony and reception are taking place. Maybe you will be married at a church that is orange and brown and hold your reception at a local restaurant that is blue and white. If your thought is “to heck with it, I don’t care what the colors are for the two venues, I want purple and pink for my colors,” then you can swiftly move on to step number two below. However, if you do want to take location colors into consideration then it is paramount that you wait on selecting your colors until after you have secured the location for your wedding.
2. Wedding gown
Another matter to consider when deliberating wedding colors is what you will wear. This is your big day and nothing and no one should upstage you, so it is a smart move to ensure that you wear a stunning wedding gown (a trumpet style wedding dress would be perfect) in a color that is flattering – to you and your wedding. When pondering what colors to choose when ordering a custom wedding dress online, take into account what your personality is, what shades would agree with your skin tone and what shades would complement your overall wedding colors the best. Otherwise, you may end up with a wedding dress that cannot be matched with any other element and looking less than perfect in your wedding portraits.
3. Color shades
Once you know your location and your wedding gown, considering colors becomes much easier. It is extremely important, however, that you understand what shade of colors you are looking for when purchasing items like table linens, reception decorations, and bridesmaid dresses. If you select an obscure color of the bridesmaid dress and then want to find the same color in table linens, you may find yourself in an uphill battle. This does not mean that you have to give up the bridesmaid dress you love; it just means that you will have to get creative with your colors and maybe add an additional color to your palette. The best overall approach is to always look at the big picture when narrowing down your color shades.
4. Time of year
There are classic colors such as black and white that can be utilized year round for weddings. However, some colors are best reserved for the time of year they are seen in nature or cultural events. For example, the more earth tones such as brown, green and even gold are found in the fall. Likewise, green and red are associated with the holiday season. Because this is your day, you can always buck the norm and ultimately chose the colors you love. But, considering the time of year with you color selection may make items such as flower selection a lot easier.
Some color combinations will result in flowers that match exactly such as lemon and white. However, color combinations such as green and black will require the introduction of additional colors in order to include flower arrangements. This can all work out beautifully provided you consider the flowers while considering your colors. Complimenting flowers are always a wonderful addition to wedding colors and don’t have to be picked up again in any other component of your wedding.
6. Wedding Invitations
The last but just as important consideration is your wedding invitations. Because these will set the tone and establish your theme and colors, it is crucial that the wedding invitations be part of the color puzzle. If you have an unlimited budget and know that you will have custom-made invites then you can probably skip this step. However, if you do not plan to spend $1,000 on your invitations, then looking at options that will complete your vision is vital before you solidify your colors. Do this and your friend and family with have the first impression you want for your wedding day.
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The color or combination of your wedding affects the mood of the event. Thus, in creating the desired mood you want for your big day (whether you want to work with the traditional white or rock warm, delicate pastels or go for those crazy, vibrant shades), keep the above-mentioned considerations in mind and try playing with the colors.