Choosing a color palette is something every bride has to do. In order to find the perfect wedding colors one must consider many factors for the wedding. What month is your wedding? Is it hot or cold during that time? Are you a traditional bride or a non-traditional bride?
Picking my palette was not as easy to me as I thought it was going to be. Growing up I said I wanted light pink, champagne, and black, yet when I got down to it, I didn’t consider those colors at all. Since our wedding is in December, did I want to go the traditional route with typical deep red, forest green, or navy blue? If anyone knows me at all, they know that I’m a pretty traditional bride, but I like to put my own spin on little things so it’s not like everyone else’s cookie cutter wedding.
I’d been collecting wedding magazines like crazy, even before Mathew and I got engaged, and while browsing at Barnes and Noble during the summer, I caught a glimpse of Get Married magazine. They did a several page spread on various weddings, and one wedding was in winter with deep purples, bright pinks, and black. I felt it was perfect and immediately adopted it (with a little tweaking of course).
Deep purple, fuchsia (or as I’ve deemed it, berry), and silver are now the colors of choice for my wedding. Insert my ideas (along with Mathew’s Aunt Marylynn’s) for an elegant wedding with bright colors and elements of winter, and we got ourselves a wonderful layout for our wedding. It’s gonna be a little bit vintage with our elements of Christmas, and a little bit modern from our colors, and it’s going to be PERFECT. I can’t wait!
If you, yourself, are thinking about your palette choices, remember the many questions you need to ask yourself that were listed at the beginning, and then play around with the combinations through swatches and hex colors. Don’t forget to take into consideration where you’ll be getting your bridesmaid dresses as well, because it’d be a shame if the dresses didn’t flow with your wedding colors!
edit: found this on @marthaweddings on twitter! http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/quiz/choosing-your-color-palette