Wedding Color Palette: What Goes with Purple

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Purple is like a chameleon as a wedding palette color. Depending what you match it with, it can be formal, fun, elegant, casual, or cultural.

Looking to add purple to your wedding? Here are some colors that look great with it:

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Purple and Green

This combination is fun and unexpected. I love purple and green together, for a slightly different look try purple and chartreuse.


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Purple and Turquoise

This unexpected color combo would be interesting for a beach wedding.


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Purple and Gray

Put almost anything with gray and you get instant elegance, and purple is no exception.


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Purple and Fuchsia

This a lively and rich combo for couples who love color.


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Purple and Red

This palette is also for color lovers. Tone it down and dress it up by adding gray.


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Purple and Gold

This color combo has a traditional elegance. Add red for a different take on a classic Indian wedding color palette.


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Purple and Silver

Like with gold, this is an elegant combo, but it has more of a modern flair.

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Purple and Orange

This palette is a bit on the unexpected side, and looks great for Moroccan themed weddings.

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Sample Wording: What Goes in a Wedding Program

Posted by in Ask Imbue You, Wording and Etiquette

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Wedding programs can be as simple as a panel card, or an elaborate booklet. In either case they are a nice way to commemorate your wedding, acknowledge your wedding party and make it easy for guests to follow along.

To make it easy for your to finalize your own program wording, I’ve pulled together an anatomy of a wedding program with sample wording and things to consider to make it even more personal.



The couple’s names, wedding date and time, plus location are usually found on the cover of a folded program or at the top of a panel style program.

You may also wish to include a quote or poem here.

Some wording options:

The marriage ceremony uniting
The marriage ceremony of
The wedding celebration of

Daniella Rosas
Thomas Richardson

May 4, 2012
La Luna Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico


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Order of Service or Wedding Ceremony

As a starting point, these are some common parts of a wedding ceremony. You can leave them outlined like below for casual weddings or when using panel style wedding programs. Or you can go into more detail, by listing music titles, musicians, reading selections, readers or more.

Musical Prelude

Seating of Families

Processional of the Bridal Party

Bride’s Processional

Prayer or Welcome Message

Giving of the Bride

Declaration of Intent


Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Lighting of the Unity Candle


Pronouncement of Marriage

Presentation of the Couple



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Wedding Party

There is where you list your wedding party. In addition to your bridesmaids and groomsmen, you may wish to list your parents and officiant. You can also list ushers, musicians, soloists and readers in this area.


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Special Thanks

It’s also nice to thank your guests for attending your wedding and/or acknowledge your parents and family.

Sample thank you:

We would like to thank each of you for celebrating with us here today. It means so much to us that we are able to share this day with our family and closest friends. We truly appreciate all your love and support as we join our lives together.

Our thoughts are with those loved ones that could not be with us today but are here in spirit.


Other Things to Consider

  • Poems and quotes: Add a favorite quote or romantic poem that matches your personality as a couple.
  • Note of remembrance: You can acknowledge loved ones who have passed away and are missed on your wedding day. Here are more ideas on how to honor deceased loved ones in your wedding program.
  • Explanation of cultural traditions, such as with Indian weddings, help your guests follow along.
  • Prayers: If you are including prayers that guests will also be saying, such as call and response prayers, you may want to include them in the program.

{All photos and handmade wedding stationery designs by Imbue You Wedding}

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The 8 most important things your destination wedding guests need to know

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When I go anywhere I like to be super prepared. And I’ve usually researched the heck out of it beforehand to know where to go, what to do and if I need an umbrella or mosquito spray.

Likewise, if you’re planning a destination wedding your guests will want to know these too…and more.

The best thing you can do for your guests is to make them feel comfortable. In many cases they haven’t been to your lovely wedding spot and may not know what to expect. They don’t know what to budget or pack.

And that’s where your information packet or wedding website comes in. After where you’re getting married and when, here are the most important things to tell your guests when planning a destination wedding:


Any Discounts

You’ve likely blocked off hotel rooms at a discounted rate, or negotiated a lower group fare with an airline. Letting guests know what discounts are available will help them as they budget and plan to attend. Also let them know exactly what they need to do to get these discounted rates.


Important Deadlines

Do they need to book by a certain time? This doesn’t just apply to hotel rates or airfare. If a favorite activity in your locale has a deadline, such as a play or golf venue, let them know that as well.


What to Pack

Do they need to bring formal wear, casual or something special. For instance, one of our couples was getting married on a ranch and wanted people to have cowboy attire. Also what’s the weather like during the time of year you’re getting married? Will they need a light jacket in the evenings?


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What to See and Do

What are the special activities and sights they shouldn’t miss. Or are you organizing activities, such as a welcome party, post wedding brunch, or walking tour.


How to Get Around

Are there shuttle buses at the airport? How do they get to the venue from the hotel? Is there local public transportation to local sights, or are cabs and car rental places easily available?


What to Expect

Include information about where you are getting married, and any local customs or traditions that they should know about.


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Important Contacts

Be sure to include contact information for the hotel, your travel agent and any special services, tours or activities that must be booked in advance.


About Childcare

Are you providing childcare, or are there childcare options for people bringing children?

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