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Choosing Your Wedding Colors

By Shaan Randow

Wedding dress, flowers, church, reception, cake topper, decorations, music AND wedding colors. Although it sounds daunting, choosing wedding colors is really quite simple.

When choosing your wedding colors think about the different colors that you like most. You may want to choose a main color and one or two accent colors for visual beauty. If you really don't have a favorite color, think about the season that you're getting married in. If you're planning a spring or summer wedding go with pastels and brighter colors. For winter ceremonies try darker purples and burgundies. You can also use red and silver for a more Christmas themed wedding. For a fall wedding, oranges, yellows and even reds can give a warm harvest feel.

One thing to remember when choosing your wedding colors is not to overdue black. Although it is perfectly acceptable and popular to incorporate black into the wedding, over using it can give the feel of a funeral rather than a union of two hearts.

Once you have chosen a main wedding color, you can always use a color wheel, which artists use to accent colors in paintings. Using a wheel will help you choose another color or two that will compliment your main scheme.

Another way to simplify choosing wedding colors is to visit a wedding boutique store with your bridesmaids. Choose a dress that looks good and everyone is comfortable in. Then ask the clerk what colors the dress comes in. By doing this, you will be narrowing down the colors to choose from. Once you decide on a color for their dresses, use this as a main color for your wedding.

No matter what you choose for your wedding colors, this is a detail that will stick out the most with your guests. It will be the center and focal point of flowers, dresses and decorations. So, be sure when you choose a color, you choose carefully and be sure it is something that compliments your wedding party and the atmosphere that you want to set for your wedding.

Other possibilities to help you choose wedding colors are team colors, if you are a sports fan, colors that you saw used in your favorite movie or book, or maybe a time period that gives you that "loving feeling". You don't have to have a "wedding theme to have a "color scheme". Be comfortable in the colors that you choose.

Another idea to help in choosing wedding colors is thinking about what the colors represent. For instance, blue is cool, relaxing and offers a calming vibe. Red reads vibrant and energizing. Green is comforting, refreshing and tranquil, and yellow offers happiness and brightness, giving off an uplifted spirit.

Choose colors for your wedding that will relate back to who you are and what mood you are trying to set. Be happy with what you choose because after all, this is your wedding.

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