Choosing your wedding colours

Wedding Colours

Your choice of wedding colours may be in your wedding invitations, your table decorations, your flowers, your wedding garter,  your bridesmaid dresses or your wedding gown.

Of course some brides will choose their colours based on the theme of their wedding, for example a beach wedding, a garden wedding, a vintage theme, a black tie event, or a traditional theme, or to fit in with the time of year, such as soft colours for summer, deep colours for winter, bright colours for spring or muted tones for autumn or fall.

Others will plan their wedding colours around the venue they have chosen.

Whatever your situation you can usually incorporate your favourite colour, or a tint or shade of that colour, into your wedding plans.

For example, if your venue has blue in its decor, but you want pink, just use a small amount of the blue in your pink colour scheme to tie it all together.

Choose a colour you really love for your wedding colour – you can’t go wrong. Then choose a second colour you love and find a way to make those colours work together.

Choose a maximum of three colours and have them in unequal proportions – the main colour (about 65 to 70%) plus a supporting colour (about 25%) plus an accent colour (about 5 to 10%).

Remember, the greater the quantity of a particular colour, the more the psychological impact will be.

If you only use a very small amount of a colour, then its impact will be minimal.

Create an inspiration board with pictures or open a Pinterest account to pin your favorite ideas of items you would like to incorporate into your wedding.

Go through bridal magazines, or our products and read articles on weddings to find the things you love. This could include colours, invitation ideas, flowers, wedding gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding accessories, wedding hair accessories, boutonnieres, honeymoon destinations etc.

They say your choice of wedding colours tends to be a subconscious reflection of your personality and an indication of how you imagine your future marriage will be.

You may have decided on your colour, or colours, years and years before your wedding, but it will still reflect your personality traits.


Watch out for my next Post: what the wedding colour red say about your personality.

Cheers Susan

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