For some ladies, choosing a wedding color is as simple as going with your favorite one. If you’re like me, the thought of such a commitment can be more overbearing than your nuptials! Lol There is a lot of material out there that claim to help the process, but just end up leaving you worse off. Here are some simple tips that will steer you clear of any regrets:
|Half of my beautiful entourage.|
- Seasons don’t always matter. Almost all wedding resources will tell you otherwise, but seasonal colors aren’t always the way to go. If it’s something you want to highlight or have already incorporated into the surroundings, then the winter white theme or brown/orange autumn will be great. Read on to see why the seasonal route might not be the way to go.
- Trends come and go. Anyone remember the Tiffany blue from ages ago? Seeing a photo with that theme now could just age it. Think of classic instead of trendy when it comes to your color. Trends can show up in the design of your dresses or color of decor.
- Shop for bridesmaids dresses first. That’s what I did. Thank goodness for my iPhone and apps like Diptic that allowed me to impose me in my dress next to the bm’s in theirs.
- Pick the color that looks best on YOU, and then the others second. I was in love with a pale blush color for my bridesmaids until I saw it next to me. You’ll want to be surrounded by something flattering and gorgeous next to your skin. The same thing goes for choosing a color for your bedroom!
- How much do you want to stand out? This no brainer for some is the simple question that became my deciding factor. On deciding whether a deep emerald-teal should be my color (my favorite color to wear daily), I opted against it because I wanted my team to stand out too. In general, deeper darker hues will highlight the bride.
- When in doubt, go with a color story. Think of it as if you’re designing a story board for a room or creating a collection for the runway. You can find inspiration anywhere – mine came from an ad for Marchesa Painted Camellia by Lenox dinnerware, as pictured below. I chose creams, nudes with metal hits of silver and gold, plus the blush pink and teal incorporated in the design. By keeping my bridesmaids dresses neutral I knew the photos would be timeless, look beautiful together and would go with any decor I decide to have in the house (for the designer/borderline OCD in me, this was a huge deal). I incorporated blush in my flowers and teal in my mom’s gown.
|Inspiration for my wedding theme.|