Once you have a date and location set for your wedding, it’s time to choose some colors. Though it might seem like a small part of a grand picture, the colors you choose will play in many elements to come, from décor to clothing and even food items.
For some, choosing colors can quickly test their sanity. Exactly how many shades of green can there be?
The answer is a lot.
But once you find the perfect combination, and you see your colors spread beautifully throughout your special day, you’ll realize it was completely worth navigating the endless spectrum of available shades. Probably.
So where do you even start? Sometimes, the best place to start is with what you shouldn’t do.
Wedding Color Mistakes to Avoid
We know you want to make sure you have the “perfect” colors, but don’t make things more complicated than they need to be. Especially if you’re not good with colors. Keep it simple with fewer colors. By limiting the color spectrum to one major color and one to two accent colors, you’ll make your life a lot easier. Try to mix too many colors together, you could end up with a kaleidoscope wedding.
Don’t feel like you have to choose a color just because it’s what’s in style. You want something that feels right to you, not to some bridal magazine.
Make sure whatever you decide on matches your venue/setting as well. This is yet another reason why you should get a venue locked in first.
Lastly, you may want to think about what your colors will look like a decade or two from now. Some colors are timeless. Rusty brown probably isn’t one of them.
Consider the Season
Another good thing to keep in mind is the season. Spring is great for pastels. Some nice turquoise and cream can work as well. Summer weddings can feature a flashier accent color. For autumn weddings, you can always go with those beautifully burnt fall colors. And for winter, a subtler accent color works. Gold and silver are great winter choices as well.
Look at Recent Wedding Photos
When in doubt, borrow from someone else. Wedding photos are almost as prevalent as cat videos on the internet. Search some out and see what draws (and doesn’t draw) you in.
If you see something you absolutely love in a stranger’s wedding photo, you can copy them outright. It’s not like anyone will ever know.
Just Choose Something and Stick with It
The worst thing you can do when it comes to choosing colors is to drag out it far too long or to change your mind multiple times. This will result in the entire planning process being unnecessarily pushed back.
When in doubt, go with something simple that can’t be messed up. It’s better to have plain colors than outright bad ones.
And once you’ve finally decided on your colors, and you move on to the planning process, make sure you choose a great caterer. The best colors in the world won’t fill your guests’ stomachs. For catering services for weddings, contact Rudy’s!