Ah the colour scheme… It’s one of the very first things I want to know when I hear someone got engaged or are in the throes of planning their big day. Mainly because I just like knowing what to expect and also what colours I definitely should NOT be wearing on the day if I do manage to crack an invite.
Setting the tone
The colour scheme of a wedding is important because it can really set the tone for the whole event. Don’t believe me? Think of the colour combination gold and black. You immediately imagine a more formal soirée, higher end product packaging or the Kardashians. Red and white? Valentine’s Day. Blue and yellow? Sweden. Green and brown? Boho bag ladies. You catch my drift.
Think about your venue
You need to consider your venue when you choose a colour palette. Is it very formal? Then maybe baby pink won’t work as well as black and silver. It works the other way round as well for less formal venues as well. However, don’t let it deter you if you really love two colours together.
When you’ve chosen your colour scheme, remember that you’ll need to match some aspects of the wedding such as flowers to it. Keep the season you’re getting married in in mind because the specific colours you chose and the particular flowers might not be in season which means you’ll either pay a fortune to have those flowers imported or you’ll have to choose others.
In summer, brighter colours are all the rage whereas in winter darker, more sultry colours tend to make their appearance.
A golden rule
Although the above mentioned are guidelines to keep in mind, ultimately you need to choose what you like. If you’re not a pastel kind of girl then don’t go for pastel colours.
Your wedding day and colour scheme should reflect you.
Are you engaged or married? What colour scheme did you have?