Choosing Your Wedding Colors: Tips and Advice

As you plan your wedding day, one decision you’ll have to make is the color scheme. From your dresses to your décor, it’s important to have a set of hues that tie everything together. As you consider your wedding colors, here are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

The Venue Should Come First

If you get married in a historic building with deep, dark wood paneling, hot pink and neon green are going to look rather odd. It’s easier to change your colors than it is to change your venue, though, so we’d generally recommend settling on the location and then seeing which colors look right.

Formality is a Big Factor

Something else to keep in mind is the level of formality you’re trying to achieve. Classic black, white, and red might feel odd if you’re having a casual outdoor wedding, while bright and festive colors might seem odd with something more traditional. Consider the kind of wedding you want before you select your colors.

Neutrals are Useful

You may want colors that are vibrant and cheerful—and that’s great! We’re all for it. The important thing is to remember that there is such a thing as too much color—and that sprinkling in some neutrals can balance things out considerably.

Remember Your Lighting

The colors you choose may look one way under soft light, but totally different in the hot summer sun. Think through the kinds of lighting you’ll have on your big day, and be mindful of how those lighting styles impact your color choices.

Limit Your Colors

Finally, remember that the whole point of picking colors is to tie all your wedding design elements together—and that’s tough when you’re trying to juggle five or six different colors. Four is a good number, and sometimes you can get away with just three!

Get Help with Your Big Day

Like we said at the outset, colors matter—and the first step to picking the right colors is deciding on your venue. We’d love to give you a tour of Mosteller Mansion, and to answer any questions you may have about holding your wedding here. Reach out to us to talk more!