Picking Wedding Colors:


Picking colors for your wedding is oftentimes one of the first things you do as a bride when designing your wedding. It's an important decision because it will direct much of the rest of your course for the overall wedding design.

There are a number of ways to go about picking your wedding colors. Oftentimes brides pick from their favorite colors or they go shopping for bridesmaids dresses to find a dress they love and that choice helps determine the palette. There's no one RIGHT way to go about picking your wedding colors but one of the ways that makes the most sense to me is finding out what flowers will be in season around your wedding date and picking your favorite flowers from among them -- letting them determine the course of the rest of the design. Florists can sometimes get any flower you want year round but you will keep costs down if you pick from flowers that are in season.

Brides sometimes ask which colors photograph well. The answer is - pretty much everything but white and black. White and black are the most difficult colors photographically. They are the highest contrast in both highlight and shadow so they are the most difficult to capture detail within. But that doesn't mean you can't use them! Just remember that white highlights will draw your eye to them in photographs. That can sometimes be a distraction when you do not want whatever is white to be the focal point of the photo (i.e. a white shirt will distract from a face). And black is not the easiest color to capture detail in. So if you have something very detailed, make it a color other than black.

Once you pick your flowers, remember that you aren't tied to only using the colors within your bouquet and flower arrangements. These days in weddings, everything isn't so matchy-matchy. It can even be an advantage to use a different color for your bridesmaid dresses because then the bouquets will pop when they are held in front of them.

The sky is the limit when choosing colors for your wedding!

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