How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Wedding Theme

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Alicia wasn’t sure what to do.

She knew she wanted a quirky vintage feeling for her wedding. But she was stumped about how to choose the colors that would work with that.

And with all the wedding designs that would share those colors: dresses, décor, invitations and more, the importance of the decision was really weighing on her.

Happily, there’s a way to easily think through your color options to quickly get you on the right track. You can use color to:

  1. reinforce your wedding theme
  2. set the mood for your wedding
  3.  follow your creative heart

And when I was first working with Alicia on her handmade wedding stationery, this is how she found her solution:


red Las Vegas wedding invitation

1. Reinforce your theme

There are often some colors that have come to be identified with your theme. So this is one of the easiest ways to choose wedding colors.

In Alicia’s vintage wedding case, this might have been using creams and ivory, with muted colors like pale blue or light pink.

For a Las Vegas wedding, this would be using red and black. Or blue and tan for a beach wedding.

These colors instantly signal your theme to your wedding guests.


fun Vegas wedding invite fuchsia

2. Set the mood

But maybe instead you have a clear vision for how you want your wedding to feel: elegant, fun, quirky, cool.

In that case, you can use your colors to show your wedding mood.

For Alicia’s quirky wedding feel, she could have chosen colors unexpected for a vintage wedding, such as orange.

For a fun Vegas wedding, you could throw in something bright and happy like fuchsia. Or for an elegant beach vibe, you could add in gray.


Vegas birthday party theme invitation

3. Follow your heart

And sometimes, there are just colors you love. Whether they go with the theme or not, they go with you.

One of our customers loves orange. So that’s what we used for her Vegas themed birthday invitations that you can see above.

Ultimately, this is the way Alicia went. There was a bird brooch from her grandmother that she always loved, it was a muted brown and teal. She paired that with ivory and loved her color choices.

By using muted versions of the colors with ivory, it also reinforced her vintage theme. So you can mix these ideas to find what works best for you.

How did you pick your wedding palette? Or what colors are you thinking about? Let me know in the comments.

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