“Brides are embracing color as another way to customize their weddings,” said Ray Miller of My Wedding Reception Ideas.com, a leading online resource for brides seeking unique wedding favors, wedding decorations and wedding supplies. “Customizing with color offers brides such a range of creativity. They can choose colors that honor their heritage, evoke the atmosphere of a specific place, or celebrate a memory or experience that is special to the wedding couple.”
If you’ll be saying “I do” in 2011, Miller offers some advice for using color to help create the wedding of your dreams:
Tips for choosing a color
“When it comes to choosing colors for your wedding – whether it’s for accessories, table linens, bridesmaid gowns or even a wedding gown accent – the only unbreakable rule should be that you must love the colors you choose,” Miller said. Keep in mind, however, that different colors will create different moods and not all colors will feel like a good fit for your wedding depending upon where and when you hold it.
For example, if your goal is to create a wedding that captures the fresh, innocent aura of spring, vibrant red table linens and ice-blue bridesmaids’ gowns will be in conflict with that atmosphere. “Certain colors are traditionally associated with each season,” Miller notes. “If you’re emphasizing a seasonal effect, keep in mind the colors that the natural world wears during that season.”
Popular colors this spring and summer include hot pink, apple green, celadon, pine green, clementine orange and yellow. Heading into fall, look for amber, chestnut, dark tangerine and brick red. Winter weddings sport colors ranging from Santa-suit red and Christmas-tree green to oyster gray, ice blue and pale purple.
Carrying it through
Once you’ve chosen your wedding colors, you’ll need to think about how you’ll use them in the ceremony and reception. Your creativity will serve you well here. Your wedding colors can be used in virtually every aspect of your big day, from the bridal bouquet and decor in the ceremony location to table linens and accessories for the reception.
Accessory collections are an easy way to carry your chosen color throughout the wedding. For example, at My Wedding Reception Ideas.com, you’ll find accessory collections cataloged by color. These collections allow you to continue your color theme – whether it’s a traditional shell pink, a rich royal purple or even camouflage – with color-specific accessories such as flower-girl baskets, ring-bearer pillows, guestbooks and garters. What’s more, you can customize table linens and even guest favors using your chosen colors.
Wedding gowns and color
For decades in America, white and ivory have reigned when it comes to wedding gowns. However, the color trend that began last year with pops of color appearing on bridal fashion runways has continued in 2011. This year, brides have more options than ever if they’re looking to use color to make a personal statement with their wedding gown.
From gowns that feature beading and crystals in sparkling hues to floral accents that capture a season’s signature colors – and even bodices or skirts in contrasting colors – bridal gowns in 2011 are going colorful.
If you’ve already chosen a traditional white or ivory gown, you can still dress it up with your wedding color. A simple sash or floral accent that matches your color theme will look great against the pure, fresh background of white. And if you haven’t yet chosen a gown, you might discover one with a touch of color that can become the color theme for your entire wedding.
– Courtesy of ARA Content