The colour theme you select for your wedding has the power to set the overall mood of your big day – so choose wisely.
Focusing on the colour theme early on is important to ensure that all the elements of the wedding – from your stationery to your bridesmaids’ dresses – are well coordinated.
Whichever hue you choose, there are several factors to consider, from the formality or informality of your ceremony and reception, to the complexity of the colour theme and your budget.
Follow Bride Tasmania’s guide to selecting the perfect colours.
Use your favourite shade
The most obvious place to start is with a colour you are particularly drawn to, whether that’s the palest pink or a cheery yellow. You can tastefully incorporate any colour into your wedding decorations by selecting the right hue, and combining it with the right accents.
Get active on Pintrest and put together various “colour boards” of your favourite images. You can also use colour paint charts to help you match the hues and to get subtle shade variations.
Consider the setting
Look at the colours used in your venue’s carpeting, drapery and decorations. If the site has strong colours, you’ll need to select a colour scheme that complements. If you already have your heart set on a certain colour, you may need to select a more neutrally decorated site.
Look to your favourite bloom
If pink tulips are a fav, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t make it into your décor scheme. Incorporate your predominant flower colour – either making it the dominant shade or using it as an accent – and it will all come together.
Think of the season
Consider letting Mother Nature dictate your colour choice. Bronze, burnt oranges and chocolate are obvious Autumn options, while light and bright pastels lend themselves to weddings held during the warmer months.
Remember the bridesmaids’ dresses
If you want your bridesmaids decked “head to toe” in your colour, you’ll need to make sure it’s a flattering shade to wear. You may need to accept variations in the shades to keep each bridesmaid happy.
Incorporate colour with care
Ensure that you don’t add every colour of the rainbow as the overall scheme needs to flow. Also, exact colour matches on everything is overwhelming; instead, go for shade variations on the original colour. Rely on small touches here and there for getting across the wedding colour scheme rather than huge bold displays of it, such as the font colour on invitations, and little ribbon touches here and there.
Use the colour theme on the invitations, the place cards, the ribbons around flower arrangements, the flowers, in the flower girl’s hair or waist sash, and on the wedding cake.