Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wedding color popularity

Choosing your wedding colors can be complicated.
 For our wedding it was easy since we both have the same favorite color, purple.
 According to the 2011 Wedding Market Insight Report,
 here is a break down of the top primary color themes couples want.

Picking a more common color can make it easy to find
 wedding items in just the right shade...
 Although you may want to choose uncommon colors to stand out.
Some things to consider when choosing your colors:
1. What colors do you love?
  Personally, I never considered not having a purple wedding. 
2. What, if any, theme, style or "feel" are you wanting for your wedding overall?  If you want a vintage feel, hot pink may not be the best choice. If you are like us and want some medieval/ren. faire details, then pastels are probably not going to work. 
3. If you are considering teal, stop. (Unless you have a ton of time and money to waste, and endless patience or a well-paid wedding planner.) There are at least 2 dozen very different shades of teal.  Matching your specific shade in fabric, ribbon, paper and anything else is going to be nearly impossible. Especially if you're looking to save money rather than spend premium $$$.

Shades of purple look great together!

4. Pick one main color. Consider just doing shades of a single color, this will make things easy! 

5. Don't pick too many colors. One color is great. Add one or maybe two accent colors, that's fine, but when you get more than 3 colors it all starts to look random. And unless you are having a Mad-hatter wedding or a rainbow wedding, random is not good.
6. Have a deep red/black wedding in summer, have a lemon-yellow/mint green wedding in December. Don't listen to outdated advice dictating what colors you must choose by the season you day falls on! Pick the colors you want and don't be constrained by traditional "in season" colors.