As spring is finally upon us ( not only officially, but temperature-wise too, how nice it is to be able to enjoy the sweet sun and bright nail polish and peep-toed shoes!)
I am overwhelmed with the need to add colour to my life. Then I got to thinking…
Hey.. Wedding colours can be so hard to decide on. For some of us ( ME! me! Me!) I knew I wanted a timeless look for my bengali wedding. Yellow for my Holud and red and gold for my wedding. I’ve known this was going to be my colour scheme FOREVER, so I had no trouble. I didn’t care what was trending, or which colour would look great in the season. In my head, I always pictured my mom when I thought of weddings.. and she wore red. So to me it was a no-brainer.
However, there are so many Shahzadis who don’t know what colours to pick. I am here to help you decide. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a colour scheme because colour is what gives your wedding it’s personality. Colour has an unifying quality. There are usually a thousand little details at a wedding. Keeping the details in a certain colour palette helps keep a cohesive look even when the elements don’t always relate. Not only is it appealing to the eye, it helps create beautiful photos!
The first thing you should think about when thinking about wedding colours is what colours speak to you as a couple? Is there a defining element in your relationship?
Maybe you had a vacation in NYC, Yellow and grey a la NYC cabs or even Red for the big apple may make an appearance at your wedding.
Another good method to determine a colour scheme is to look to your venue.
The venue you pick usually speaks to the style of your wedding. If you pick a garden as your venue, pick colours that are naturally found in the gardens. Taking cues from the flora that will be around during your wedding day, you can end up paying less in decor because your decor is the nature around you! *SCORE*
Another major source of colour inspiration may be cultural.
In Chinese weddings, red is a very auspicious shade. Incorporating red into the colour scheme can sometimes be mandatory. Similarly, traditionally, Hindu weddings stayed away from white, because they believe that while symbolizes mourning. If you are more religiously or culturally inclined, than it may be a good starting point to look at what colours symbolize in your particular belief system and go from there.
When couples select their wedding colours, some feel that they have to pick two or three. Sometimes that can be very difficult. Don’t be afraid to select more than three. Sometimes a theme requires more elements.
A nice simple summer wedding palette, including shades of a particular hue, such as the blue tones allow you more liberty to design elements in your wedding.
A more vibrant colour scheme may seem daunting at first because it may seem like too much. However, if you are smart about your colours, it can lead to quite the impact! For instance, there are really two colour families here: red & green with a gold accent. The other colours play well because they are all part of either the red family, or the green family.
Shahzadis, I hope this post was helpful to you. I think I covered most of the tips that can be helpful when deciding colour palettes. However, I am sure you all have unique criteria for what your colour themes are. Share them in the comments section so that other Shahzadis can benefit!
What do you think is important to consider when you pick your event colours?