Friday, 14 February 2014

Your color scheme for the wedding has the power to set the vibe – so choose wisely. Focusing on the color theme early on is important to ensure that everything else obtained for the wedding is well coordinated and suited to the wedding as a whole. The colors are completely up to you but you will need to take into account where you're getting married, and the formality or informality of your ceremony and reception.

Consider the setting. Look at the colors used in your venue’s carpeting, drapery and decorations. If the site has strong colors, you’ll need to select a color scheme that complements. If you already have your heart set on a certain color, you may need to select a more neutrally decorated site but this needs to be sorted out very early on or you may miss out on a good location! However, keep an open mind about colors until you've chosen the venue, because the setting may well suggest the color scheme for you.
  • Older buildings can have very rich, over-patterned curtains and carpets. Check these with care because they can clash badly with your color scheme.
  • If the colors of the venue are very strong and you have your heart set on that venue, consider predominantly white and/or cream for the color scheme as this will be both effective and matching. This will allow you to add a touch here and there of a favorite color without overdoing it, but these splashes of color will tone down any spartan feel of the white theme.
  • For outdoor weddings, look for fresh and light colors that suggest the brilliance of outdoors.
Enlist your favorite bloom. If sunflowers are your thing, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t make it into your d├ęcor scheme. Incorporate your predominant flower color – either making it the dominant shade or using it as an accent – and it will all come together.