10 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Colors
Engaged and trying to choose your perfect wedding color palette? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we’re sharing 10 tips for choosing your wedding colors. Your wedding colors will make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your ceremony and reception. Furthermore, you’ll need to have a general idea of your wedding colors before meeting with potential vendors, such as florists and decor rental providers. Other selections, such as invitations and attire selections, will also come more naturally if you have a color palette in mind!
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1). Get Inspired By Your Setting
Arguably, one of the biggest considerations when it comes to choosing your wedding colors is the setting of your wedding! If you’re getting married by the beach, breezy blues are a natural choice. If your venue gives off certain vibes, you’ll likely want to embrace the ambiance and choose colors that compliment the setting. Look through your venue’s social media and see what color palettes speak to you!
If you have a specific theme for your wedding, this will also be something to note. For example, fiesta-themed weddings are vibrant and filled with an array of bright colors, such as magenta, lemon, and turquoise. On the other hand, modern-glam weddings usually have a more muted color scheme. Boho-inspired weddings are really popular these days and are often inspired by colors of the desert including terracotta, marsala, and hues of neutrals.
2). Think About The Season
When choosing your wedding colors, think about the season! Your date may play a big part in the color scheme you choose. If you’re getting married in the winter, you may want to embrace colors such as emerald green, crimson, silver, and gold. Fall weddings pair beautifully with mustard, apricot, and plum. Often at spring weddings, you’ll see pastel colors such as lavender, blush, and sage. Finally, in the summer, many couples opt for vibrant colors such as coral, tangerine, fuchsia, and mint.
3). Consider Your Flower Options
Not all flowers are in season year-round. If you’ve already set a date, consider asking your florist what flowers are in season during your event. This will most likely determine what flower arrangements you’ll have. Some bloom colors are optimal in certain seasons. For example, peonies, ranunculus, orchids, and snapdragons are in season in the spring. Fast forward six months later, and you’ll have better access to chrysanthemums, lilies, dahlias, and amaranthus blooms. A good florist will steer you in the right direction, and help you find a color palette that works with your aesthetic preferences and in-season flower options.
4). Attire Matters Too
The wedding party attire plays an important role in choosing your perfect wedding color palette. After all, you want your best friends to feel confident in the attire they’re wearing! Some colors are harder to pull off than others. Make sure to choose attire colors that will compliment everyone and make them feel their best during the celebration!
5). Set The Mood
Close your eyes and picture your wedding day. Is it fun, upbeat, and bubbly? Or is the day moody and romantic? Whatever atmosphere you’re going for, consider it when picking your wedding colors. For example, if you’re going for drama and the “wow” factor, consider a jewel-toned color scheme. On the other hand, if you want the vibe to be preppy and classic, shades of pink and blue are a safe bet.
6). Photos Will Become Wall Art
This might seem silly, but your wedding photos will be displayed throughout your home for years to come! Think about the photos that will hang in your living room. Do the bridesmaid’s dresses complement your aesthetic? Again, it might seem like a funny thing to ponder but some may agree this consideration holds value!
7). Do Some Research
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration! In the search bar, simply type in “wedding color palette”. With the touch of a button, you’ll have instant access to an array of beautiful color schemes. If you’re having trouble narrowing down the choices, Pin your favorites and send them to your maid of honor, mom, or other trusted advisor, to get their input.
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8). Consult The Color Wheel
You don’t need a fancy art degree from a prestigious school to understand the basics of color theory! Take a look at a color wheel. Typically, colors that go well together are ones that are opposites because they pair a cool and a warm. Try it out for yourself and see what color combinations you come up with!
9). Go With What You Love
When it comes to picking your wedding color palette, go with what you truly love! Obviously, you’ll want to consult your partner with this decision, but don’t feel pressured by trends or the options of others. If your favorite color is yellow, roll with what you know will make you feel best on the big day!
10). Don’t Overthink It
At the end of the day, years from now, you’re not going to look back on your wedding day and think about the color of the napkins or the bridesmaid’s dresses. What’s most important is that you marry the love of your life! Don’t overthink it. Find a color palette you love, and show it to your vendors. They’ll help you choose details that will make your vision come to life!
Say “Yes” To Madera Estates!
So, there you have it! We hope you enjoyed learning about these 10 steps for choosing your wedding colors. As you can see, there are a lot of considerations when choosing the perfect wedding color palette. If you’re overwhelmed or indecisive, we encourage you to look at photos on Pinterest and pin images that speak to you! Go with your gut, and don’t be afraid to have fun with it. This is a celebration after all!
Are you engaged and looking for an exotic option for your wedding celebration? Your guests will feel as though they’ve stepped into a first-class resort when they attend your wedding at Madera Estates! To speak with one of our experts, give us a call at (936) 441-9337. We are located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303. If you’re interested, we invite you to book a free champagne tour by filling out this form on our website. You can see photos of our venue here. To request pricing and availability information, fill out this form. Don’t forget to follow all the fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Whether you want your event to be vibrant and colorful or modern and chic, Madera Estates can help turn your vision into a reality. Congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning!