How to Decide on Wedding Colors

Last Updated on April 9, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Are you wondering how to decide on wedding colors for your upcoming wedding? There are so many different things to consider.

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How to Choose Wedding Colors and Palette

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Planning your wedding is all about the details. One of the biggest details to consider is your wedding colors. They will help to create the atmosphere of your entire event and pull together other details.

The colors you choose will determine everything from bridesmaids’ dresses to flowers and centerpieces. For some weddings it will even affect the colors the guests wear to the wedding.

What are the best wedding colors?

The first thing to consider when you are choosing your wedding colors is to take a look at your favorite colors. Often when partners have similar or complementary favorite colors you this can be the easiest way to choose wedding colors that hold meaning for the couple.

Think about colors that hold personal meanings. If your own favorite colors are not a good fit for you then think about other colors that hold meanings. Perhaps the favorite color of a loved one that has passed on as a meaningful gesture to make them part of your wedding.

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Choose colors that match your favorite flowers making them the perfect match when planning your wedding. This is a great option if you want everything to blend seamlessly and you have already chosen to use your favorite flowers as part of your wedding.

If you do not have a favorite flower you may find inspiration by taking a trip to the florist you plan to use for your wedding and exploring the options they have available to you.

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Saving money when planning

Wondering how to decide on wedding colors? Consider the venue for your wedding. Many wedding venues have everything you need on hand in a whole host of colors. 

Checking with your venue before you decide can be a great way to find the right colors to use and save money overall by not needing to purchase extra linens and such. Even choosing your main color from your venue’s options can be a big money saver.

How to Choose Wedding Colors and Palette

Even if your wedding venue does not offer items you will need for your wedding it can be helpful to consider the look and feel of the venue when making plans for your wedding colors.

If you are having an outdoor wedding ask what colors will appear in the landscaping when you will be getting married. Do not assume the flowers in bloom the day you choose your venue will be the same ones blooming at a later date.

How many wedding colors should I have?

When looking for great aesthetics for your wedding you want to take into account how well your choice of wedding colors go together. Using a color wheel you can look for colors that truly fit together allowing for you to put together a more professional look when choosing your wedding colors.

Choose two or three that go very well together. It’s important to choose wedding colors that match. This is one of my best tips on how to decide on wedding colors.

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Talk to a professional. When planning your wedding it can be practical to hire a professional to help you pull everything off. Professional wedding planners have an eye for details and can help you choose colors that will make your wedding look amazing.

A good wedding planner will go to bat for you to help ensure that everything is perfect and that everything from linens to bridesmaids’ dresses matches your wedding colors perfectly for a flawless finish.

Don’t forget to make your wedding registry.

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