How do you go about picking wedding colors when your options are limitless? That’s one of the questions we get daily in our bridesmaid department. Sifting through all the colors and narrowing it all down to a few complimenting options is one of the biggest tasks you will face while planning. There’s a couple helpful way to go about this though. Take some of the following things into consideration and at the end you should find yourself left with the perfect colors for your dream wedding.
Let’s first talk about you. When you close your eyes super tight and imagine your big day what colors do you see swirling around? Don’t panic if it doesn’t jump out at you right away. That’s ok! Go through your bridal look book that we’ve talked about before and pick out your 5 favorite pictures. I don’t care what they’re of. Whether it’s dresses or flowers it doesn’t matter. But lay them out all next to each other. Is there a pattern? Is there one color that runs through all the pictures? It doesn’t have to be a main color but even an accent. Maybe there’s silver or ivory tieing together all of them. Whatever it is, write it down.
Next think about your venue. Is it outside? A ballroom? What kind of lighting will there be? Is it a barn with wood accents? These are all things to consider. When you look at the location is there a certain color that you think would compliment it the best? A lot of times outside venues pop with either light or bright colors. Where as inside since it’s darker with lighting they tend to look better with deeper/richer tones. But if your indoor venue has big windows sometimes it’s nice to bring the light tones of the outdoors inside. I know a lot to think about. Don’t let your brain start to freak out yet.
Now I want you to go on pinterest or Etsy. Or head on back to our blog about getting inspired. This part is all up to you. Find pictures and things that get those wedding bells going. And play with it! Mix and match colors on a big vision board. Don’t be afraid to come up with something terrible. Some of the most unusual and awesome ideas stem from a terrible idea. If you don’t make mistakes you wont learn and grow in your planning. If you like two totally different colors see if those creative lines intertwining in your head can magically come up with some way to incorporate both. This is one of the ways you make your wedding your own so I really can’t stress enough how important it is to try different things. Don’t be afraid!
Sometimes it also helps to go look for bridesmaids dresses and looking at swatches. Find a dress all your ladies love and work with the color options that way. There will pretty much always be a variation of the color you want available. Just look at all your options and let the ideas start rolling in.
Now I set you free into a wonderland full of colors and textures and fabrics. Go play!