Picking Wedding Colors

Are you running out of great wedding ideas? Sure, you may have already started planning about specific details, but you might have overlooked one detail that will give your big day a good foundation: your wedding colors. This should be at the top of your list, as having a nice color theme will help give visual unity to the event, and make your wedding appear more expensive and elegant than it really is.

Coming up with good wedding ideas, particularly choosing the perfect wedding colors that reflect your personality may be a bit daunting, but really, it’s quite simple with a bit of help.

A lot of people base their wedding color theme on a favorite flower or shade. You may want to select one primary color and one or two colors that will serve as accents. A good way to start is by seeing a couple of predetermined factors:

1. Does either the ceremony site or the reception have strong colors?

2. Have you already picked a dress for you and your bridesmaids?

3. Are you set on choosing a particular flower?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you are halfway to discovering your wedding color theme. If not, then a good way to start would be by considering the season when your big day will take place. Summer and spring affairs normally include brights and pastels. Winter weddings suggest burgundies, deep purples, silvers and grey-greens. Fall season brings with it the harvest tones of reds, yellows and oranges.
Here are things that you may want to avoid:

1. Losing your personality – don’t go for pastels just because it’s a popular choice. Consider what you normally wear, as well as the hues that you have used to decorate your home. These are great colors that you are typically comfortable with.

2. Going for too much black – yes, black may indeed be the epitome of sophistication, but you don’t want to end up looking like a funeral – your wedding day is a day of happiness, love, fun and celebration! If you particularly like black, you may want to balance it with tones of bright color and lots of white.

3. Choosing too many colors – two is ideal, three is still doable, but choosing more than three color themes will end up looking strange and ununified. Keep in mind that your wedding color theme should tie everything together, and you can pull this off by having everything in 1-2 hues.

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