Choosing your Wedding Colors
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Your choice of wedding colors or wedding palette will bring together your choice of flowers, bridesmaid dresses, cake, invitations and even where you hold your reception.

If you haven’t yet finalized your choice of colors, a great idea is to choose just ONE color to begin with. It could be your favorite color, like purple or pink, or it could also be a color which simply makes you feel calm, happy, etc. Perhaps a shimmery pale blue that reminds you of the ocean, or royal emerald that reminds you of of lush manicured gardens.

When you’ve selected a first color choice, continue on to build your dream wedding palette…

Get a sample of your first color choice or anything that best represents your first color choice. Try scanning through wedding magazines that inspires you or pick up a fabric swatch. Be sure to consider the different emotions or moods that colors evoke. Vibrant colors will add a sense of drama; softer colors romance:

*Red: strength, power, passion, desire, love, drama
*Green: nature, fertility, growth, harmony, freshness, safety, money
*Blue: cheerfulness, wellbeing, creativity, persistence, depth, stability, trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, faith
*Purple: royalty, mystery, spirituality, luxury, wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, magic
*Peach: energy, enthusiasm, happiness, creativity, success, stimulation
*Yellow: energy, intelligence, friendship, joy, gladness, new beginnings
*Pink: love, friendship appreciation, admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy, sweetness
*White: purity, innocence, perfection, fairness, tranquility, security
*Black: elegance, power, formalness, mystery

If you cannot decide on one particular color, mix two or even three to five colors as wedding motif. Try a combination of your favorite colors. Make sure they blend really well, even if they collide and contrast. You can actually search online for color palettes. One favorite of mine is On the COLOURlovers website, start by clicking on “Wedding” and then “Wedding Colors”. Scroll down the list and see if you can find a color that best matches the one you chose above.

Remember, the color combination of your wedding affects the mood of the event. Depending on the desired mood you want for you big day, try playing with the colors. What emotions do you want to express? Peaceful, relaxing and calm? Romantic? Active or vibrant? It’s up to you.

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