When it comes to deciding on colors for your save the dates or wedding invitations you may be just in the beginning stages of thinking about color for your wedding. Maybe you haven’t really completed your wedding palette, but it’s getting time to order your stationery so your guests can mark the date.
With so many lovely wedding palette inspiration boards floating around, it’s really easy to get sucked into pretty colors that might not actually be right for your wedding.
Well then, how do you choose colors that you will be happy with later on and will make sense for the rest of your wedding?
The key is to pick meaningful colors.
Choosing Colors based on Wedding Location
We create stationery for many destination weddings. And there are many ways to translate your wedding location into colors for your stationery.
You can be inspired by the traditional colors found around, like mountain colors, or sea colors, or by cultural colors if you are getting married in another country.
A bride recently asked us for suggestions on her wedding in Bali. She sent us pictures of fashion models dressed in what she felt were traditional Balinese colors: pink, orange, purple and fuchsia.
Taking these colors I suggested 2 palettes options: pink, orange and purple; and pink, orange and fuchsia. In both cases pink is the lighter balance for 2 bold, strong colors.
Choosing Colors based on Flowers
Even though you’re in the save the date or wedding invitation phase of your wedding, maybe you’ve begun picking out your flowers. This is a great way to pull out 2 or 3 colors that you can use on your stationery.
We recently talked to a bride who’s interested in our save the date bookmarks. At first she asked for a deep red and orange, and some suggestions. When I asked about her flowers, she had chosen pale yellow, peach with hints of orange. What a difference!
She picked those flowers for a reason, so it only makes sense to incorporate that lighter feeling into her save the dates.
Choosing Colors based on Your Favorite Things
But honestly color inspiration can come from anywhere. We are currently working with a couple who built their entire wedding palette from a bird figurine left by the bride’s grandmother.
It’s a muted teal and brown palette which also reflects the vintage style of the wedding. But most importantly, it injects so much meaning into every design for their wedding.
Find more ideas about color use on your invitations in our handmade invitation gallery on Imbue You Wedding.