Ladies…this can be a tough one. Long before I was married I worked at a country club and witnessed quite a few weddings. I adored pouring over choice décor for each and every wedding. I was like a kid in a candy shop every single time. After a while, I remember thinking, how in the world will I be able to pick just one color palette when there are so many stunning combinations the choose from? Here are a few nuggets of advice that should make this decision a little easier for you.
Don’t overthink it. Seriously – don’t. It will drive you crazy. Do not be that girl that finds a wedding dress she feels absolutely gorgeous in and then keeps looking in case she sees a better one. Nothing good comes from this way of thinking. So, WITHOUT overthinking it, ask yourself the following questions. Then once you have decided on a color scheme, take a few days to think it over if needed. Discuss it with your fiancé of course, and then make a firm decision and don’t change your mind. If you change your mind, you could end up changing your entire wedding in the middle of planning.
Is there a specific time of year that you plan to marry?
If so, use that as a guide to get you started.
Fall – Deep hues with contrasting light matte nude, off-white, lavender, and copper or brass accents.
Spring – Soft pastels with a contrasting metallic or white accent.
Summer – Bright bold colors with pops of soft light pastels and fresh natural elements.
Winter – Bold contrasts of navy, burgundy, white, metallic or crystal accents.
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What is the ambience you are aiming for?
Do you want your wedding to feel like the most romantic, peaceful place on earth, or are you ready to say ‘I Do’ and jump directly into party mode? This will wildly effect the ambience you are going for as well as the color scheme that you select.
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What is your favorite color?
If you are incredibly keen on a particular color, it may be this simple for you. Think of that color. Now ask yourself the above questions and see if you can fill in those other few colors to help you achieve the vision you are seeking.
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Browse your Pinterest Board
Preferably the wedding section. Do you see one dominant color or group of colors that you are gravitating toward? Use that. Those are hues that speak to you and you feel comfortable and happy on your wedding day surrounded by them if those are the photos you are stopping to pin.
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If you already know where you are getting married, or have a good idea of the type of venue that you want to marry in (consider both the ceremony and reception location), keep that in mind. You will want to make sure that your colors complement the wedding venue. I strongly suggest not firmly deciding on a scheme prior to booking your wedding venue.
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I hope this post could bring you some more clarity to make this decision a little easier for you. Remember to have fun with it! The important thing is that you are marrying the love of your life. You are creating a special memory that will remain in your hearts forever. Hang on to what counts the most and enjoy the process.