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How to choose your wedding

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Choosing your wedding colours is one of the most difficult aspects of putting your wedding together. And the questions I see posted most in facebook wedding groups are: “how do I choose my wedding colours?” “should I choose one colour for my wedding or more?” “my bridesmaids all have different complexions, how do I make my wedding colours work for them?”
 
You’d be right in thinking that these are not easy questions to answer. So here is my process when helping my couples to decide on their wedding colours. 

 

What are your favourite colours?

Most people can answer this with ease. So ask yourself this question first. Take into account your fiancé’s favourite colour too. Do they work together? If not, that’s no problem, you’ve only started. It’s important to not get too fixated on specific colours, or it can create unnecessary stress. Weddings are hard enough to plan, and the key to planning well is learning to let some things go. 
 
Decide if you’d like to use one or both of your favourite colours. Then use this as your foundation and start building on it from there. This is where Pinterest is your friend. Type in your colour and “weddings” and you’ll see thousands of ideas all in your colour.

Consider the season

It’s important to think about what season you’ll be getting married in. As this will influence your decision on your colours. 
 
For instance, if you’re getting married in the Spring, you’ll want colours that a light and pop. You want them to feel inspirational and bright. 
 
Alternatively, if your wedding is in the autumn, you’d be looking at warm and cosy colours.
 
The time of year will also affect the textures you use. As for an autumn wedding, you’ll be looking at tartans, wood, wool and other such things. To create that warmth in your colour palette.

It’s important to think about what season you’ll be getting married in. As you’re colours will be influenced by this decision.

For instance, if you’re getting married in the Spring, you’ll want colours that a light and pop. You want them to feel inspirational and bright.

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Alternatively, if your wedding is in the autumn, you’d be looking at warm and cosy colours.

Even the textures you use can be influenced by the time of year. As for an autumn wedding you’ll be looking at tartans, wood, wool and other such things so as to create that warmth in your colour palette.

Will your colours work on clothing?

The last thing you want, is to choose your colours only to find that they don’t suit your bridal party. Take into account the skin tones and or hair colours of your maids and groomsmen.
 
This is why it’s important to have a colour pallet. One that consists of some neutral colours as well as accents and main colours. For example, if yellow is something you want to include, try not to use it for bridesmaid dresses. As it’s not a colour that suits many people.
 
If you’d like to be on the safe side, blues and greens suit most people and even safer, shades of turquoise and teal. 
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Are you having a theme?

If you’re having a theme, this helps to narrow down a colour pallet. Like this 70’s styled shoot, the colours were oranges, yellows, ivory and leaf greens. By having chosen a strong theme, it made the colours easy to choose and work with. 

Don’t follow trends

When you look back on your wedding photos, you will not want to look back on a trend that came and went. 

Try to think about what you always go back to. If your home has always had a modern touch, then go with that. Or has an earthy feel, then that’s your best bet.

If you’re still not sure, you can always discuss some options wtih me. Our Design and Style packages may be the best fit for you. If you have any questions, get in touch and let’s talk wedding.

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