Wedding party color Coordination

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

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Truth be told, most brides-to-be have been planning their wedding day since they could remember. So when it comes to choosing colors, most of you probably already know what you want. However, there are things to consider.

Before you even begin to make a final decision on colors, answer these questions:

  • Where are you having the ceremony and the reception? Choose colors that complement the setting. Consider carpets, lighting, curtains, décor, etc.
  • What time of year is the wedding? Seasons definitely influence a color scheme.
  • Are there any cultural or traditional considerations that might influence the color scheme?

Typically, you want a maximum of three colors in your palette: one to dominate, a second to support, and a third as the accent. There are three ways to choose coordinating colors:

  • Complementary Colors (these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, or red and green.)
  • Analogous Colors (these colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as green, lime green, blue-green.)
  • Monochromatic Colors (these colors have variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.)

An easy way to find colors for your wedding is to look at pictures from past real weddings! Inspiration Boards have become a great tool for coordinating colors and finding ideas for your big day. You can make boards that are specific to a certain color, element, or season!

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Hardly know her

by DressingDOWN

I hardly know my future sister-in-law. She and I have met maybe six times and I didn't have any problem with her...until she started planning this wedding. Now I have a veritable stranger picking out expensive clothes for me to wear and hounding me about it when I have more important things to worry about.
And, unfortunately, it IS just for her color scheme. The coordination aspect of this blessed event has really gotten out of hand. Maybe not by the standards of the people who post here, but by rational standards.
If I thought my brother gave a flying fart about what I wore to his wedding, I'd borrow the money and do whatever it took

Engagement parties  — Iowa State Daily
If it is a fancy venue, then it may be appropriate to have a black-tie event, but if it is a casual venue, it is not necessary to wear something so fancy as a ball-gown or a tuxedo.

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