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A colour scheme is an excellent way to tie all the different elements of your wedding together but it can be hard to make a final decision. Below are my top tips...
Take your guests effortlessly from the ceremony to the evening entertainment with amazing production. While a colour palette that runs throughout your big day is important, it can be easy to go overboard and miss the elegant feel you were going for.
With the trend for the 2018 wedding season moving towards rustic, classic styles, there’s a whole range of colour options to choose from. From muted palettes that have a calming feel, to bold flashes of colour or deep autumnal tones, there are more than a few ways to create a graceful, chic theme throughout your special day. When elegance is what you want your wedding day to exude from start to end, we’ve got the tips you need.
Keep it simple
When it comes to colour themes, simple can be beautiful. It can be tempting to select several different shades but sticking to two or three colours is the way forward when you’re looking for elegance.
Blend in neutral hues
Unless you’re a fan of the bright and bold look, neutral colours help give your theme some subtlety. It could be soft greys, subtle whites, or even natural coffee tones. They’ll help draw the eye to your main colour without clashing.
Tie it to the theme and season
If you’re going for a wedding theme i.e. Gatsby, linking your colour choices to this can help all the different wedding aspects to flow better i.e. black/golds. You should also think about the season and your wedding venue. Outdoor weddings in the summer can still look elegant with bright flashes of colour but in the autumn months, rich, deep palates are often better suited.
Think of the small details
When you’re planning on where to add your colours, remember that the small details matter too. Huge flower arrangements can look stunning but so can small wedding features that subtly show your theme, such as the ribbons used on wedding favours.
Use colour sparingly
Not everything has to be in the colours of your wedding theme. Using your selected colours sparingly can mean they have a far more dramatic effect and you don’t risk overkill. By delivering maximum impact, you can create stunning focal points that will draw your guests in.
Colour mistakes to avoid when planning your big day
With my top tips in mind, you’re well on your way to creating a colour theme that will match your wedding vision. These common mistakes to avoid should be kept in mind too:
Following the trend – Trends come and go but you want to be able look back on your wedding photos for decades to come. Pick something that you love, not just because you’ve seen it in the latest bridal magazine.
Choosing too many colours – You can have too much of a good thing. Everything being bold could mean there’s no focal point to draw the eye.
Forgetting the classics – Sometimes the classics are still the best option, and it doesn’t have to mean being boring. Delicate shades of white paired with subtle pinks still looks beautiful.
Playing it too safe – While the classics are still something to think about it, that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment a little. Using colour combinations that aren’t often seen together can create an incredible look.
Not thinking about the style of Hedsor– The décor and colours of Hedsor should be an important part of your final decision. Some colour choices that you love might clash but those that you’ve previously dismissed could be just what you need to lift the house.
Until next time, happy planning.