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Choosing Wedding Colors

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Getting married is an exciting phase in life. :)

At this point of time, I love trolling the Internet for possible wedding themes, dresses, shoes, venues, and anything related to wedding. It's educational and fun too! :P

And so, I've blogged about these topics recently and here are the links in case you missed them:

Choosing A Month to Get Married
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Today, let's find out about wedding colors. First of all, here's a popular rhyme:

Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Blue, your love will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Brown, you will live in (or out of) town,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,
Married in Gray, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.


Here are some general guidelines:

Cool colors convey calming effect - blue, turquoise, silver. Warm colors create excitement - red, pink, yellow, gold, orange. Neutral colors convey unification or unity - brown, beige, ivory, gray, and white.

White, silver, blue, pink, and gold are now considered the luckiest shades. White is the most common wedding color associated with purity, innocence, cleanliness, and virtue. Blue signifies constancy, calmness, tranquility, truthfulness, nobleness, and faithfulness.

Green is an unfortunate color because its wearing is said to foretell a change into clothes of mourning. The old expression that a woman has a 'green gown' was used to imply promiscuity, the green staining being due to rolling in grassy fields. Black never goes out of style but it's also a symbol of evil, darkness, and death. So, avoid black. Purple symbolizes nobility, royalty, luxury, and authority but it's also seen as a mourning color for widows. So, avoid purple.


Let's move on to the how-tos:

1. Seasonal Inspiration: Deep colors like brown, rust, and burgundy are natural choices for a fall wedding, while breezy pastels work great in spring and summer. Let the natural colors of the season determine your wedding colors.

2. Venue Accent: Consider the space where your nuptials or celebration will be held and select hues that accent. If a color is prevalent in wall decor, flooring, or surroundings, be careful not to choose a color palette that will clash.

3. Trust Your Instincts: If the wedding date or location hasn't been set yet and your wedding is essentially a blank canvas, trust your own instincts or tastes. Are there one or two colors that keep coming to mind? When you envision your big day, what do you see? Go with your gut.

4. Trust Others' Instincts: If you're at a total loss of what you want, browse wedding magazines, websites, and photos to gather ideas.

5. Flower Power: Flowers are a great way to determine the color scheme of your wedding. If you have your heart set on using a specific bud, let it be the color inspiration.

6. Create a Theme: Do you want an ultra-modern wedding or something romantic? Whimsical or preppy? Once you determine the overall theme, it'll be easier to select colors to support it.


Ours would most likely be white and blue. :)

If you wish, follow updates about my wedding adventures here. ;)

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