Choosing wedding colors happens in one of two ways; either, you’ve known what you wanted since you were a little girl or it’s a stressful and drawn out process. While brides in the first group have it easy, ladies in the second group needn’t stress, we’re here to tell you that no matter the season you can find the palette and style you want!
Check Your Surroundings
Firstly, throw out all traditional “norms”, a pastel wedding is not required for the spring nor is an icy blue wedding for winter. If you’re struggling on where to start take a look at the natural surroundings of your venue. Are you in a factory loft with rustic flooring and brick walls? Or, did you choose a lush garden full of greenery and trees? The colors and tone of the venue can easily provide a starting point for palette selection. Find colors that compliment, rather than conflict, with your venue. If you’re in a garden that abounds with bright colorful blooms go for a more muted scheme. Or, if you’re in a whitewashed loft pick one basic color (i.e. black, white, gray, etc.) and then choose a bright bold color as a pop.
Follow the Flowers
Flowers are clearly a large part of the wedding aesthetic, so why not let the flowers do the color choosing for you. While common flowers such as roses come in every color virtually every month of the year, more rare flowers such as peonies, dahlias, and orchids only come in certain colors in certain seasons. Work with your florist to determine your favorite flowers and which are in season. They can suggest several flowers and greenery that will match and, from there, you can choose bridesmaid dresses, linens, and favors to compliment your bouquet palette.
Be In the Season
While you are by no means required to have an deep red wedding in the fall or a blush pink wedding in the spring, season “trends” can provide a good amount of inspiration. These palettes are only limited by your imagination; for example, a gold palette in the fall can really pop with only subtle hints of yellow and orange. Or, you can use an array of greens for spring complimented with whites and creams and a bright blue scheme for winter with silver accents. Picking a color and then finding a more seasonal tone can help kick-start the planning process.
Make Yourself Happy
Ultimately, the colors chosen for your wedding should put you, and your groom, at ease! Choose a combination of your favorite colors and go with a bright tone to cheer you up or a more pastel tone to calm you down. Head to your local paint store and select paint chips that give you instantaneous joy. Your wedding day is all about you and your groom and nothing should get in the way of that!