is one of the most discussed and often difficult topics related to wedding
Because it's your perfect day you want it to be marked by a wedding colour
scheme that is not only sophisticated, but distinctive.
Your choice of colours will be carried through the whole wedding scheme from
the stationery, flowers, bridesmaid's dresses, grooms attire, venue decorations
and even the car.
What Inspires You?
Here are some things that help to inspire brides and may help you decide:
- Your favourite colour
- Your favourite flower
- Is it a white wedding or not?
- Your skin tone
- Your hair colour
- Traditional or funky approach
- Seasonal influences i.e. Christmas colours or summer
Steer clear of colours that you don't feel comfortable with. For instance, if
you would not normally wear pale or pastel colours then consider a bold colour
scheme. The opposite applies if you normally wear bold or dark colours.
If you are linking the scheme to a favourite flower, make sure to choose one
that is in season. If it's freely available the cost will be less than for an
out of season flower.
You will find it a great help to make a list of your favourite colours. Then,
between you and your partner, eliminate the ones that you are both less keen
on. Once you have a short list of colours you're nearly there.
Factors to Consider with Your Wedding Colour Scheme
1. You or your partner may each have a favourite colour that
you are both happy to work with, but you both need to be in agreement.
Try to select colours that match your personality. Think about the shades you
feel comfortable with and wear on a regular basis. These can often be the
starting point for your wedding day colour scheme.
2. Think about the surroundings where your reception is
If it's a traditional setting, such as a large country house or baronial
property, then maybe opulent colours like gold, deep burgundy or rich green
would look and feel right.
If it's a contemporary setting, such as a modern hotel, then your choice is
limited only by your imagination. Consider the décor carefully to make sure that
your colour scheme does not clash with the wall coverings or soft
3. Bear in mind too the time of year.
The seasons suggest their own colours and special events like Easter and
Christmas will allow you to incorporate the associated colours to give an added
WOW factor, if desired!
Seeking Inspiration Elsewhere
You will, no doubt, get plenty of inspiration from the dozens of wedding
magazines that are available; along with the hundreds of online sites that cater
for wedding planning and fashion.
A fun place to start would be the celebrity wedding magazines.
Of course, there is always the option of hiring a wedding planner, but that
will rack up your costs. The great thing about a wedding planner though, is that
they take a lot of pressure off you and save you hours of researching.
What Do The Colours Mean?
Spend a little time researching the meaning of colours. Each colour will have
a psychological meaning, effecting mood and denoting character or emotion.
A good place to look for definitions would be search engines such as Google,
Bing or Yahoo! using a search term like 'the meaning of colours'.
When it comes down to it, you will want a wedding colour scheme that you and
your partner are comfortable with and which reflects your individual tastes.
What matters most is that the both of you are satisfied with any choice made;
and that it carries through, not only the day itself, but beyond.
Meaning that you're both happy - ever after!
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