After you pick a wedding venue and date, it’s natural to start thinking about all those fun little details that make up your wedding day. But all those details tend to revolve around one thing: your color palette. With an unlimited number of combinations available, it can be hard to narrow down which is the right one for your big day! I’m sharing a few things to consider below that may help you choose!
1. Consider… the season. Your color palette will be heavily influenced by the time of year you’re getting married! Think about your wardrobe; you tend to see soft pastels in spring, brights in summer, and heavier tones in fall and winter. You’ll likely mimic something similar for your wedding colors, but don’t be afraid of throwing some of those rules out the window for a color you truly love! For example, blush can absolutely work for a winter wedding — just pair it with a darker accent color to balance it out!
2. Consider… the venue. The venue where you are getting married or holding your reception may already have a strong color scheme based on its decor. You don’t want your palette to clash or take away from the beauty of the space; it should simply enhance what is already there!
3. Consider… trends. Or maybe that should read DON’T consider trends! Sure, the Pantone Color of the Year may be really hot right now, but you want to look back on images from your wedding day in 10 years and still love the choices you made. Sticking with something that’s “you”, regardless of trends is the best way ensure that!
4. Consider… your priorities. Is there ONE thing that you have to have as part of your wedding day? Maybe that’s a certain flower or family heirloom. Something special that you’ve been wanting to include for years should take priority over colors — plan your palette around what works best for those particular items!
5. Consider… monochromatic. If you’re having a hard time settling on a set of colors that you love, consider just going monochromatic! Decorating with one hue automatically creates a timeless, classy look in any space. Whites aren’t off the table, either!