How to Choose a Wedding Colour Scheme

How to Choose a Wedding Colour Scheme

The date has been set, venue booked, suppliers falling into place… Now to get down to the details. Some of you may not think that a wedding colour scheme is high on the list of priorities. I can understand why, but (trust me) it is. A colour scheme falls into the category of branding. Branding? My wedding? This lady is craaazy!

Bear with me

You know I’m the biggest advocate for weddings being about love and each other. And not a lot else. However, if you are spending (fill the gap) amount on your wedding, you want it to be right. You’re going to dress your bridesmaids anyway. And have flowers anyway. Likewise with napkins, tablecloths, wedding favours, etc. So your colour scheme is not adding anything onto your wedding, it’s simply bringing it together.

When you come to think of it, there is a lot that needs to coordinate on the day.

 

Flowers

When thinking of your wedding colour scheme, flowers probably spring to mind first. They are, after all, the main source of colour on the day. Whether your flowers determine your colour scheme or vice versa doesn’t matter. What’s important is that once your colours have been chosen, you stick with them throughout. Remember, if you’re having centrepiece flowers then the tableware has to come into consideration. And if you fancy bold flowers, you’ve got to consider how that might affect the overall ‘look’ of the day.

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Bridesmaids and Ushers

Probably one of the hardest things about organising a wedding is not only picking your bridesmaids and ushers, but dressing them too. Want to know what will make this easier? A colour scheme. Your groom wants blue suits, white shirts, and red ties. Without a colour scheme you might agree happily (seeing as he’s letting you pick – let’s face it – everything else). Then it comes to finding a dress for your gals. You’ve finally got them to agree on a dress they all love. But, the dress is bright fuchsia. It is going to look awful next to the usher’s ties. So you either tell your groom to change his choice, or you have to start again with the girls.

Disaster. Stressful. Easily Avoidable.

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Tableware

If you are going along the traditional and simplistic white/ivory theme for the tables, then you’ve not got much to worry about here. But if you want a pop of colour in the napkins, table runners, or even tablecloths themselves, then you have got to create a clear colour vision. There is no point spending your hard earned cash on stunning centrepiece flowers if they are going to be totally washed out in the photos because of your tablecloth choice. Or, worse, look completely dreadful because it all clashes.

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Wedding Colour Scheme Tips

Keep. It. Simple. Don’t over complicate it. Less is more. (etc). Start with one colour that you definitely want. Blush pink is always a good example because it can be matched to a lot of other colours without looking over the top. Then have a look at the ‘vibe’ of your day. Are you going for a rustic/boho vibe? Try greens, ivories, and maybe even a touch of burgundy. Having a glamorous celebration? Blush pink and gold is always a winner. Or maybe you’re a traditional gal with a modern edge, in which case why not try grey tones with your blush pink?

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Pinterest. It’s an unpopular opinion, I know. But, Pinterest is fantastic for colour schemes. You can simply put (for example) ‘blush pink wedding colour palette’ in the search bar and there are always some fab colour palette suggestions.

colour scheme blog post lila bailey

colour scheme blog post lila bailey

 

In any project, you always need a starting point. When talking about wedding colours, your starting point should be your base colour. As with most of your planning, take things one step at a time. Everything always seems more manageable in small pieces!

 

 

 

 

 

Millennial pink; 2018 wedding trends

Millennial pink; 2018 wedding trends

MILLENNIAL PINK; 2018 WEDDING TRENDS

 

It’s that time of year when the 2018 wedding trend predictions are in full swing, and we are loving what is being talked about. I’m particularly loving the recent trend report from Coco weddings (which you can find here). Emma talks about the changes we can expect from drinks, flowers, and even a bit of influence from the land down under… But my fave is the pink influence gradually seeping back in.

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And we’re not just talking blush pinks here, there is a whole new pink known as ‘millennial pink’… What’s that? Well, that’s the tricky part. It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon… Yum!(?) Millennial pink is not actually one specific colour, it’s a range of colours that fall in the pink category… Some suggest this millennial pink trend started with the first ‘rose gold’ iPhone, which – let’s face it – is hardly rose gold. But, wherever it came from it looks like it’s here to stay for 2018!

 

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I guess they’ve termed it millennial pink because all us ‘millennials’ are now the crucial influence on upcoming trends… even wedding trends which is super scary.

*The millennial generation is the generation of children born between 1982 and 2002*

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YOUR THOUGHTS

So, millennial pink… what are we thinking? Leave a comment below or send a message on facebook with your thoughts on this upcoming trend. And maybe you have some 2018 wedding trend predictions of your own?

 

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