You’ve selected colors for your wedding, coral and gray, or navy and gold, and you know that these colors will dictate your wedding party attire and the flowers in your bouquet or boutonniere, but there’s a lot of opportunity for applying your wedding colors to your big day.
Narrowing down to just two colors (plus an accent) can be tough, but will greatly contribute to the design and cohesion of your decor. Try using your wedding colors in these five ways:
Right away I know you’re thinking of getting table linen in your wedding color, like floor-length navy or a gold sequin overlay. If you’re on a budget, however, there are other ways to incorporate your wedding colors that might stretch your dollar further.
White, cream/ivory and black linen are usually provided by the caterer at no extra cost. I always suggest that you should 100% take them up on that offer. Instead of spending an extra $15 per table for a punch of color, opt for napkins in your wedding color.
What about chairs? What about chairs?! People will be sitting in them, and I feel like if the budget is stretched thin, opting for chair covers and/or sashes isn’t going to be the best option. Even if it does add a punch of color.
Having your table centerpiece, floral or not, with your wedding colors incorporated is always a must. Think about your table number on colored paper and maybe even the menu or the place cards. The table is a great place to add textures, like using bamboo chargers or tree slice table numbers.
Besides the stationery on the table, you’ll have other places that require signage. Think about the programs and the menus, things that guests will hold and look at. Also think about the bar menus and your escort cards, which need to be instructional, so don’t overwhelm these with color. Simplicity is Queen.
If you have a certain element, like a wreath or a flower, that was the focal point of your invitation, make sure to repeat that motif in your day-of stationary. While technically not stationery, don’t forget you have the option of adding customized cocktail napkins or coasters to the mix. This is a great place to use your primary and accent colors.
Bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres are usually complemented with greenery, but green might not be part of your wedding color palette. That’s okay. Seriously, nature can’t be helped. Be open to the idea of highlighting just one wedding color in your floral arrangements and then incorporating flowers that you like to fill it out. Check out my Pinterest board for more floral inspiration.
Bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen ties come in practically every color. You can have your party wear the same exact color, wear attire that is close to your color, or wear multiple colors. Either way, just remember that a lot of your pictures will include those people and your flowers. Make sure they are complementary.
Besides your tables and flowers think about larger installations like an arbor for your ceremony, lanterns, or ceiling draping. While you can find these things in bright pops of colors, think about sticking to neutrals, white lanterns or taupe ceiling draping, and then use your flowers for the pops of color.
How are you using your wedding colors in your wedding design? I’d love to know!
Prosperity, Love & Happiness,