Choosing your wedding colours early is important as this sets the tone of your wedding. Every other aspect of your wedding decoration would be based on the colour you choose for it. In order to have your wedding well coordinated, it is imperative that the decorations conform well to a theme. The choice of colour is one of the most important decisions to get the theme right. Although you can choose the colours you like, do take into account the venue of your marriage as well as whether you have planned on a formal wedding or an informal one.
Your personal preferences, inclination for having simple or complex colour theme and budget are the determining factors for your choice of wedding colours. You can go about deciding your colour with due consideration of the following.
Your favourite colour
You would surely want to have your favourite colour for the wedding day. But make sure that this colour is tastefully incorporated with your decorations. You need to find the right hue combined with complementary backdrop of shades. You can have a look at the informal dresses in your wardrobe or paste the appealing shades from a magazine and place them on a board.
The setting of your venue
The setting of your venue which includes decorations, drapery and carpeting should determine your choice of colours. Your colour theme should be complimentary to this setting. If you have decided to have a particular colour theme and do not want to compromise it for anything, get this sorted out early lest you miss out on a good venue.
Different themes for wedding and reception
It is generally expected that there would be more choices for a colour theme for your wedding rather than reception. Nevertheless, the colour theme from the wedding venue can still be carried on to the reception venue, especially through your clothing and choice of flowers.
Your favourite flower
You can incorporate your favourite flower colour into your scheme of colours, either by making it the predominant colour or as an accent.
Consider the season
A very simple way to decide the colours for your wedding is to let Mother Nature be the guide. It may not mean that you must stick to brown or orange during autumn or pastel colours during spring. You just have to ensure that the wedding colours that you choose complement the season with variations of shades. For example, in autumn, colours such as gold, maroon, amber and russet can be complimented with orange, red and brown.
Get the right colour mix
Your wedding colour palette normally has up to five colours. You can have as many and even more, or less but the main idea behind having colours should not be just to have them. The theme should not be such a mismatch that it creates an impression of too many disjointed themes. Do not use the exact colours on each and every piece of decoration as that become overwhelming. Use the shades judiciously to get appealing variations.
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