Friday, February 22, 2013

tying the knot: colors

Friday, February 22, 2013

Conner and I didn't pick wedding colors for almost a month, it was really hard to decide on a palette that matched the feel we were going for, that could easily translate into the bridal party's attire, and that we both loved. We finally settled on one that we are both excited for (you'll have to wait until June to see it!), but here are a few of the different color sets we considered.

color palettes

When picking colors there are just a few things (in my humble opinion) to take into consideration.

  1. What season are you getting married in? I would have looked at entirely different hues if Conner and I were planning a winter wedding. 
  2. What is the feel of your wedding? If you're going for a sleek modern affair then black, white, and deep purple are fabulous. While a country-chic wedding calls for some blues, creams, and yellows. Keep in mind that your colors are what tie in the whole look of your wedding.
  3. Would you want your bridal party wearing the colors you've picked? Will those colors look good on everyone? No matter what body type or skin tone you have, anybody can pull off a little black dress; however, the same cannot be said for every color.
  4. Do you love them? Your colors should be a reflection of your personality. You want to look back on pictures and love the way your wedding looked, so don't just pick colors that are trending. Choose colors you'll love just as much when you look back.

Other tips that helped us:

~ Use the color wheel. While it is becoming popular to mix what were previously thought of as clashing colors, complementary colors make for a more timeless feel. Remember, complementary colors are those opposite each other on the color wheel.
~ Go to your local home improvement store and pick up some paint chips. This will give you a better idea of what your colors will look like together. It will also help your venders get a better idea of what you want in your flowers or linens. And if your bridesmaids aren't all wearing the same dress, send them a sample of the exact color you want. 

next wedding post: invitations

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