Wedding Wednesday: Colors, Colors, & More Colors

January 30, 2013

You would think picking out your wedding colors would be a lot of fun. And that's because it is. But the hard part is actually deciding. If you're anything like me then you have a ton of color favorites, which equals plenty of options when putting together the color combo for your big day. However, I have learned that it's difficult to narrow down colors to just a select few. The good news, though, is that there are some methods to make this narrowing down process a bit easier:

  • Once you're wedding date has been picked you have a season you are working with. This means that there are certain color hues and tones that are appropriate and work best for that time of year.
  • Pick the one color that you absolutely must have and work from there.
    • What other colors go together with this color and compliment it?
  • Decide what colors you prefer in flowers; if you have some favorites these colors will become part of your color theme.
  • When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, know what colors look best on those lovely ladies. It could help you determine one of your main colors.
I have been using these guidelines to pick a palette of five colors for my October wedding. Since it's fall (my very favorite season!) I now what hue scheme I am going with. And I also know my two main color's a sneak peek: