Welcome to my new #GirlTalkTuesday!
Many people don’t realize that selecting your wedding colors is an incredibly important decision that should be made as early on in the planning process as possible. Why, you may ask? Well, your wedding colors will largely depend on your venue, perhaps the time of year your big day is being held, and even the setting for your wedding. It’s important to think about the colors you’re going to incorporate for your wedding because the church will be decorated to match, along with your bridesmaids, groomsmen, cake, and so much more.
I suggest you always have at least one neutral and toned down color like beige, ivory, pearl, champagne or white. You want a light color that compliments everything, even as a backdrop to your invites, and even as colors for flowers that can add an accent to any bouquet. Everyone loves a “pop of color.” So I tend to say at least - one bold color that looks great on everyone, is easy to find, and can be used to accent your cake, reception, and bouquets.
Try not to choose more than 4 colors for your wedding colors. I actually prefer to stay with three or it can get complicated to make them all work well together. Or, you don’t even have to pick a color scheme. Instead going with a theme may be better suited for you and your groom, then you don’t have to worry about colors coordinating as long as everything goes with the theme of your big day.
You may ask, Misti, how in the world do I find all of this inspiration? It can be easier than you think. Look at how your home is decorated? What is your favorite shade of lipstick? What colors do you normally wear? Taking inspiration from everyday life is a great way to spotlight your personality in your wedding color choices. Visit a bookstore and pick up fashion and home design magazines. Or look through your own photographs of places where you have traveled. Were you standing in front of something that looks simply amazing?
Give Color Hunter a try. www.colorhunter.com
Color Hunter is a place to find and make color palettes created from images. Here is an example of one I used. I uploaded a photograph of me that was taken in Ireland last year. A color palette was made for me based on that picture.
Play with different color palettes, experiment with different colors, and discover what works together and what doesn’t. Before you know it you will have found your perfect wedding colors.