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Choosing Your Wedding Color Palette

Choosing your wedding colors can be one of the most difficult yet important tasks. Here are a few tips to help make your decision process a little bit easier. 

  • Identify colors that you typically gravitate toward. If there are colors that you love, embrace them! Imagine walking into a room surrounded by the colors that make you happiest. Go on, I'll wait... You're welcome. 

 

  • Colors that suit you. I have a theory that the colors you choose to surround yourself with on your big day (flowers, bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen attire) should compliment you, or at least not clash with your look. I know it may sound silly but imagine all the photos you'll have and the proximity of those colors to you. If you don't like how you look in mustard yellow be sure not to surround yourself with it. I'm a big picture girl, just trust me on this one!

 

  • Consider the season, your venue and overall wedding style. Now hear me out, I know I always say that there are no rules (and there really aren't) but there are some things that just work. Winter wonderland weddings are white with icy blues and silvers. Can you have an orange and pink wedding in the dead of winter? Sure! But it could help you to narrow down your options if you don't have your mind set on something already. Think about the colors that stand out during your wedding season, colors and tones that compliment your venue (you'll need less decor) and colors that match your wedding style. 

Hope you found these tips helpful! Happy planning :)

How To Save Money & Maximize Your Wedding Budget

  • Consider your wedding date. Many venues offer discounted rates on certain days of the week and times of the year. If this is something you and your fiancé are open to negotiating, ask about it. 

 

  • Use what the venue offers. Many traditional venues offer tablecloths, chairs, napkins, etc. at no extra cost. Take into account what freebies come along with a service you're already paying for and build on that. You don't necessarily have to take everything they offer but it's worth a shot, you may find something that compliments your wedding style. 

 

  • Prioritize wants vs. must-haves. There are things that are must-haves for some couples that cannot be negotiated, whether it's the food, flowers, music and anything in between. Determine what you must have versus the things you would be willing to pass up on. This helps to focus all of your efforts on the areas that mean the most to you and your significant other. It also makes the whole process seem less daunting when you can cut out the things that aren't important to you. Remember there are no rules when it comes to your wedding ;)

Happy Planning!