Utilizing a color scheme can make for a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. Incorporating some of your favorite colors can also make for a wedding that is personlized and unique to you. Consider the following ideas on how to use colors and give your wedding some personal flare!
More and more brides these days are opting for the less-traditional yet very beautiful colored sash around the dress. It is a feminine and unique way to personalize your wedding dress while incorporating your wedding colors into the ceremony. Often the bride’s sash will coordinate with the groom’s tie or the bridemaids’ dresses. If you like the idea of utilizing more color in your bridal look but the sash isn’t for you, consider wearing colorful shoes or jewelry. If you’re going for something more subtle, ask your makeup artist about incorporating richer colors in your makeup routine.
Lighting is a great way to add color to your reception without over decorating or relying too heavily on obstructive centerpieces to establish a color scheme. Additionally, colored lighting can make a tremendous difference in the mood of your reception. In an earlier blog post about event atmosphere, we discussed how lighting can make or break how you want the atmosphere of your reception to feel.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with color in your food. Desserts in particular are a great way to add a splash of color to your buffet line and eventually the tables of all your guests. Colorful cupcakes, cookies, and cake balls can be beautiful and tasty. Similarly, serving a brightly colored drink or punch is a delicious way to add some flare to the party.
Melanie Hill, Owner/Executive Event Planner