Your color choice will be evident in many different aspects of the wedding: bridesmaid dresses, stationary, florals, table decorations, favors, groomsmen accessories, and possibly even the wedding cake. Some brides even like to pull the wedding color into their own fashion with the accessories like a sash or jewelry. There is an infinite number of choices to pick from, so today Venus Bridal has a few tips to help you narrow them down.
Stick with what you love
If you have had a favorite color your entire life, so much so that your friends immediately think of you when that color is mentioned, then that one is the obvious choice. A wedding celebrates love, and surrounding yourself with things that you love only makes sense. Then your only decision will be which shades to use, and if you will add in a few complementary colors.
For those of you that don't think you have a favorite color, take inspiration from the things you have around you regularly. Open your closet and take notice of what colors pop up the most, or look around your home and see if one particular color keeps catching your eye. If you love the beach, go for ocean blues and sandy browns, or if you prefer the country, lean towards earthy tones like that of the trees and flowers found there.
Convey a feeling
The use of color is an excellent way to set the mood for your special day. Light, airy pastels seem romantic and sweet, while bolder, bright shades give off a livelier vibe. Red can make you think passion, yellow - warmth and happiness, and blues are often serene. Don't feel like you have to stick with one feeling throughout the day. Use romantic shades of a color during the ceremony, then take that same color and jazz it up with darker shades to add excitement to the reception.
Take cues from the venue
Some wedding venues are like big, blank slates before you begin decorating, but there are quite a few that already have a main color scheme in place. If it's a color that you like the look of, that will work perfectly. If it's a color you can't stand, you may want to consider looking for a different venue. Initially, you will want your decorations to blend well with the decor that is already set in the room. For weddings taking place outdoors, let the nature around you inspire the colors that you choose.
Borrow from the season
Even if your wedding will not be an outdoor one, nature can still be a wonderful inspiration for the colors that you choose. Warm colors in the fall, bright whites and metallic shades in the winter, delicate pastels in spring, and bright, sunny hues in the summer. Holidays are wonderful places to turn to influence your decision too. Reds and greens around Christmas, or even deep purples and blues. New Year's Eve weddings may be done in a formal way with blacks, silvers, and golds. Valentine's Day could have romantic pinks or bold, sexy reds.
At the end of the day, you really don't need to overthink it. Keep your eyes open for colors that draw your attention when you are out and about during the day. Once you take notice of that, your color scheme will begin to emerge. This wedding is for both the bride and the groom, so work together to find the colors that you both want to incorporate into this special day.
Once the decision is made, you'll be ready when the bridesmaid dress shopping begins. Venus Bridal has a large selection of colors, fabrics, and styles to choose from. Many of the color choices that we offer work beautifully together if you want to incorporate the mismatched bridesmaid look. Our dress color charts may even help to inspire your final color choice. It's definitely worth a look!
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