Rustic weddings seem to be all the rage right now; however, that doesn’t mean you should trade in your colorful wedding for more subdued neutral tones, boho vibes and naked cakes. Your wedding should be exactly how you wish it to be – regardless of trends. If you want it to be bright and fabulous, then do just that. It’s your special day.
Color, though, needs to be managed. Too much, and it’s overwhelming; too little, and there’s little point in having a colorful theme. You need to get the correct balance, otherwise your wedding may seem mismatched. For ways to incorporate more color into your wedding, without going overboard, read the tips below.
Before the Wedding
Set the theme before the big day. Ensure your save the dates match the consensus of your wedding, and if you wish your guests to dress in a particular way, mention it to them in the invite. Lay the ground work, so you don’t have to worry about your guest’s attire juxtaposing against your wedding backdrop.
Colorful flower arrangements add a festive and cheerful charm to most weddings. If you want to add an element of boho charm, place flowers in vintage tins or mason jars; also add colorful flowers and summer berries to your wedding cake. You should, however, ensure there is a staple primary color, as everything will need to complement a theme. If you’re hoping to have a lot of bright colors, then base your colorful accents around a neutral hue. For example, dusty pink or muted purple or blue can be a good base color.
Wedding bouquets can be as bright as you please, especially if you’re wearing a white wedding dress. Think big; include sunflowers, peonies and luscious green leaves. Have a collection of oranges, blues, pinks, yellows and purples. Don’t be afraid to mix and match.
Not only does wedding sand add a difference to your wedding ceremony, but it also adds color. A wedding sand ceremony is where the bride and groom both pour sand into one vessel, representing the unity of two families becoming one. Typically, the bride and groom have different colored sand, therefore, when you pour it creates a layered effect. It can either be between the bride and groom, or it can include all the family. The more people involved, the more colored sand.
Food can be naturally colorful without seeming gaudy. For example, if you’re having a summer wedding, then consider colorful fruits and vegetables such as orange and yellow tomatoes, or watermelon and strawberries. Think light and bright, as you want your guests to remain energetic, not sluggish after a heavy meal. If you want something a little less strict, then scrap the whole three courses and instead, offer a more fun approach such as a table long sharing platter for a starter (mezze or charcuterie board), or a table filled with colorful desserts such as Victoria sponge, bowls of strawberries, grapes and blueberries, brownies and popsicle cocktails.