girl wearing dresses in different colors

girl wearing dresses in different colors

Choosing your wedding colors is an important part of planning your big day. Try to find a combination that works with you and your setting.

Choosing the colors of your wedding can seem like a minor detail to some. Or the most important aspect of your wedding to others. It can be stressful and seem impossible, especially to people who aren’t artistic in nature. Should you just choose your favorite color? Does season matter? How do you know which two go together best, or which ones to use for your wedding? All of these are questions to consider, but let’s break down exactly how to choose your wedding colors.

The Venue

Firstly, consider where you’re getting married. If you’re getting married by a lake, the colors are going to be different than getting married on a beach. Even a simple decision such as whether you’re having an outdoor wedding or an indoor one will factor into the types you choose. Even if you have a beautiful place to get married—either an outdoor place or a wedding venue—that you like, if it doesn’t work well with your colors, you will have to change either the place or the colors you’re using. A lot of times, the place you’re getting married in will help you determine what colors you want to use, what will work, and what won’t work.

Another important aspect to consider when choosing your wedding colors is to make a list of all the must-haves. If you’ve spent your whole life dreaming of marrying in your mother’s wedding dress that’s a different shade, or wearing a particular clip in your hair, or marrying in a certain place, you don’t want to get set on anything that may end up clashing with that. Start with the things you must have in your wedding and work backward from there.

Seasonal Colors

Don’t forget that what season you’re getting married in matters. Certain colors are in at specific times of the year and you don’t want to clash with that. Bright orange, yellows, and browns are better for fall, whereas pinks and other pastels work better in the springtime. Consider the season, but don’t let that stop you from using a color you love. Even if it does end up not matching up with the season you’re getting married in.

It’s important to choose colors that you love. The last thing you want is to have a wedding with a color that you can’t stand. What do you wear more often? What looks good on you? How do you decorate your home? What are your favorites? Consider all of these when choosing your wedding colors. Lastly, don’t forget the colors set the mood. You’ll want to keep in mind the mood you want to set for your guests. If you want a more relaxed feeling, colors that set that mood are going to be vastly different from things that will set a more dramatic mood. Think about what you want your guests to feel, but also remember not to overthink any decisions when it comes to your colors. There is such a thing as overthinking your color choices, so try not to get stuck on it for too long.