There are many things to take into consideration when picking your wedding colors, such as flowers, bridal party’s clothes and your own personal tastes. To determine what colors will match your needs; here are some ideas to factor into.
Where you have your wedding should be the first thing you take a look at when you pick out your wedding colors. You will need to pick colors to compliment the carpeting, wall colors and decorations. If the venue has some bold or eccentric colors, you might class pretty badly in pictures if you don’t choose a color that meshes well.
Take a moment and think about the atmosphere you want to create at your wedding and reception. Are you going for romantic? Or do you want more dramatic? Soft colors such as baby pink and sage bring a more romantic vibe and colors that pop like yellow and orange gives off a fun eye catching vibe. Alternatively, muted and dark colors, such as maroon and navy blue, tend to be seen as more formal.
A natural color of the season is your ticket, so if you were planning on a spring outdoor wedding use the greens of the grass and blues of the sky as your guide. And if you want a fall/winter wedding use the brown of the bark and orange of the changing trees. In the winter, you may opt for greens and reds, complimenting any Christmas decorations that may be in the church or wedding place. You do not have to be stuck with any color you do not want, just make sure that the colors you do choose compliment each other.
You can have any color in your wedding just by picking the right hues. So if you pick out pink, you can have eye popping bright pink for a spring wedding or a pale gentle baby pink for a winter wedding. Pay attention to the tones of the different colors and choose accordingly.
This is one of the most important things to take into consideration; what kind of flowers do you want for your wedding? If you want a light colored wedding, I would not go with an eye popping yellow sunflower. So before you choose any colors, take a look at what type of flowers you want and compare the prices of the various flowers by color. Sometimes, a flower may be available in a different color or tone (by the use of artificial dying) so before going the more expensive specialty flower route, ask your florist about the colors available.
Some colors just don’t look good head to toe, like sunflower yellow. So make sure you pick out some colors that will look good as a dress or suit. You can still have the yellow if you are set on it, just pick a dress/suit in a different color and buy a sash/tie in the yellow color. Or perhaps even add a sash of a complementary color to the dress.
Try to stay away from too much black. It is a nice color for things like suits, but getting to much black at your wedding can make it seem dreary and sad. So if you want black dress it up with some cheerful colors. You don’t want your wedding guests to feel like they stepped into a funeral home!
While picking out wedding colors can be difficult, do not loose your personality among the many different colors you will look at. This is your day and you should choose the colors that reflect you and your partner the best! It can be a very fun experience. Congratulations on your big day!