3 Tips for Choosing your Wedding Colors

August 17, 2011

in Flowers, Planning

yellow wedding rose

yellow wedding rose

Choosing your wedding colors can be fun or be the first thing in a line of stressful wedding activities. If you are struggling choosing your wedding colors (or you just want to make sure you have the right ones before you paint yourself into a corner) then consider the following three tips:

Listen to your bridesmaids. If you love pink, but it is hated by your maid of honor then consider making it a secondary or accent color. It is your wedding so you have the final say, but at least listen to their concerns before you make them wear a dress in their most hated color.

Your wedding flowers will be limited by your color selection. If you pick three complementary shades of blue then you will only have a few flowers to choose from. Vice versa, if you choose a shade that is common in a cheap wedding flower then you can save money. For example, if you choose the color orange then you can use marigolds (a very cheap wedding flower). I am not a huge fan of marigolds in general, but they can be beautiful at a wedding. Marigolds are large flowers that tend to fill an entire pot. You can plant many small pots of marigolds and use them at the wedding reception for table centerpieces.  It will add more color to your wedding reception than long stem roses ever will.

The season can also be important when choosing your wedding colors. Summer colors tend to be bright, fall colors are generally deep colors like orange, green, and burgundy. Spring colors tend to be more pastel. You may not care if you have a burgundy wedding in the spring, but it will cause you some stress when you find out that dresses in that color are hard to find when you start looking!

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cleveland wedding videographers January 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hire early on in the wedding planning process. Brides often wait until the last minute to hire a videographer but hiring early can make the process go more smoothly and open up additional video opportunities such as “save the date” videos.


Heidi January 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

great tip 🙂


Rose February 17, 2012 at 2:57 am

I love tulips. I want white Tulips on my wedding day. But I want roses for my bouquet.
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