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Define Your Wedding Style

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Courtesy: WeddingWire

Truth be told, most brides-to-be have been planning their weddings since they could remember. So when it comes to choosing colors, you probably already have an idea of what you want. However, there are a few things to consider.

Before you begin to make a final decision on colors, make sure to answer these questions:

  • Where are you having the ceremony and the reception? Choose colors that complement the wedding venue. Consider carpets, lighting, curtains, décor, etc.
  • What time of year is the wedding? Seasons definitely influence a color scheme.
  • Are there any cultural or traditional considerations that might influence the color scheme?
  • Typically, you want a maximum of three colors in your palette: one to dominate, a second to support, and a third as the accent. There are three ways to choose coordinating colors:
  • Complementary Colors (these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, or red and green.)
  • Analogous Colors (these colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as green, lime green, blue-green.)
  • Monochromatic Colors (these colors have variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.)

An easy way to find colors for your wedding is to look at wedding photos from real weddings! You may also consider looking at the work of local wedding photographers from their recent weddings.  Get ideas from past brides and don’t be afraid to use those ideas in your own wedding.  Also, use photos from these ideas and create an Inspiration Boards to visualize how it will all come together. Inspiration Boards have become a great tool for coordinating colors and finding ideas for your big day. You can make iboards that are specific to a certain color, element, or season! – Happy Planning, The WeddingWire Team

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