5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

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5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

Choosing you wedding colours can be a difficult, and stressful decision. However, there are ways to make this choice a little bit easier. Here are my top 5 tips to do just that.


Recently, we had our logo for Radiance Photography redesigned by the fabulous Jili Allen (and very pleased we are too), however I came across a problem that made me think back to my own wedding and I’d like to share it with you.

Maybe you feel the same or have the same difficulties as me, and that is…..colour.

I know what you’re thinking, how hard can it be to choose your wedding colours? Well, in my case, very! I’m like a kid in a sweetshop when it comes to colour. All those sumptous shades, endless combinations and well…just too much choice!

Now bear with me, I’m making an assumption here, but I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, then, like me, you’ve lost countless hours of planning time and sleep worrying about choosing your perfect wedding colour scheme. I mean, the colour affects every aspect of your wedding, from your bouquet to the table dressings and more. Without having your chosen wedding colour scheme, it can be difficult to move forward. You can’t order your bridesmaid dresses, flowers, finalise stationary, the list goes on and on. I wanted my wedding to be perfect, and I’m sure you do too.

So, with all this in mind, I thought I’d share with you 5 methods I used to cut through wedding colour inspiration overload.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing your Wedding Colours

Consider your wedding venue

A quick and easy way of making your decision for your wedding colour scheme that little bit easier is to consider the venue you’ve chosen for your wedding, and decide if there are any colours that would look awful in there.

Now, this might not sound like its very helpful, but think of it this way. By eliminating colours that you just can’t use, you are narrowing down the ones you can chose from whilst ensuring that your scheme will look great in your wedding venue.

Use your Florist

My wedding florist nearly fell off her chair when I revealed my final wedding colour scheme.  It turned out the deep berry shade I had selected and fell in love with was really difficult to source, with most of the best blooms being out of season for our autumn wedding. 

Your wedding florist is a font of knowledge, so use that to your advantage.  See which flowers will be available at the time of year you’ve planned your wedding day.  Although most blooms are grown all year round, some will only be available in certain colours.  And whilst this may limit your options, again it may make choosing your wedding colour scheme that little bit easier.

Use Adobe Colour CC

This choice may seem completely outside the box, but the tech savy of you will love it. That being said, I’d advise everyone to have a look and try this, as the colour wheel is a fun tool to play with.  Basically, its a circle that has the range of colours situated strategically around the circle, with the complimentary colours opposite each other.

Where this method works great is if you have a base colour in mind, this allows you to easily find the colours that absolutely won’t work with your main choice, so you can start to plan the colours of your accessories without fearing a clash. 

Consider your Bridesmaids

No doubt your beautiful besties are all different shapes and sizes, and likewise they’ll have different skin tones and hair colours. So with that in mind, there are a few questions to ask yourself:

1. Are there any colours that make your best friends look terrible? Trust me, no girl wants to wear a colour that makes them feel hideous, even if they will smile sweetly and tell you ‘It’s your special day, I’ll wear whatever you want’. Remember, they might be getting married after you, and revenge is sweet, or so they say…

2. Your girls will all have their own style, and you love them how they are, so is there a colour that’ll work great on all of them? If there is, awesome! If not, then a compromise is the next best thing. Get them together over a glass of procsecco, and have a discussion about it will help guide you to the colours they really like, or really dislike. This will help to narrow your options down, and keep everyone happy. 

Pinterest is your Friend

Now, this might not seem like the obvious choice to help you choose your wedding colour scheme when you’re suffering from inspiration overload, however, bear with me…

Set up a Pinterest board specifically for colour inspiration, and pin loads of images to it with the colours you absolutely love.  Over time, you should start to see the colour preferences you have becoming obvious, and voila! Your wedding colour scheme has just been selected without you even knowing it.

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