One of the most important things that goes into planning a wedding is deciding on a color scheme. While it may not seem urgent, picking a color palette is something you’ll want to do right away! Think about it – you need to have a theme locked down before you can shop for bridesmaids dresses, order invites, pick out your floral arrangements, etc. The list goes on! Everything at your wedding should all tie back to your color palette, so that’s why I think it’s so important to make a decision early on.
My first step was heading to WeddingWire to gather inspiration. They have tons of articles on color schemes, how to choose them, and ideas for once you’ve made a decision. I also like browsing their forums – you can connect with other brides and get advice from women going through the same process as you! It’s a great community and an awesome way to learn some new tips and tricks. Now that I’ve officially chosen the colors for our wedding, I wanted to share a few key things to keep in mind when you’re narrowing it down.
Season: This is of course the most obvious way to narrow down your color palette. Bright colors as well as blush tones lend themselves better to spring and summer, while jeweled hues look beautiful in the fall and winter months.
Wedding Style: How would you describe the aesthetic of your wedding? Will it be on a beach? A rustic farmhouse? A glam country club? The answer to this question will definitely have an impact on your color scheme (for example, you probably won’t choose burgundy for a sunny beach wedding).
Flattering Colors: It’s YOUR day girl, so if blush washes you out (shoutout to all my fair-skinned ladies), don’t choose it for your wedding! It’s okay to put yourself first. You’ll be standing next to your bridesmaids all day, so you want to make sure the color palette will paint you in the best light possible.
Consult the Groom: Some men may honestly not care about the color scheme at all, while some cringe at the thought of a blush-pink-everything wedding. Be sure to take their opinion into account and find something that you both love. Does he envision his groomsmen in black? Navy? Grey? You’ll want to take that into consideration when choosing the final palette.
Holidays: If your wedding is around a holiday, it could be fun to do a subtle nod to the season. Deep evergreen for Christmas, champagne (the color, not the drink. But also the drink haha!) for New Years, pastels for Easter, etc. Just don’t go overboard – you don’t want your wedding to feel like a theme party!
Ask Your Wedding Planner: Chances are your wedding planner has put together several weddings in every season at every type of venue. They have great insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to color palettes. My planner, Adrienne, is literally heaven-sent and helped me come up with the color scheme of my dreams! You’ll have to wait until October to see it, but trust me when I say it’s beautiful!
*** A special thank you to WeddingWire for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. ***