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Choosing your wedding colours is one of the first decisions you will make when planning your wedding. You will need to choose your colours before you decide on your bridesmaid dresses or even talk to your wedding florist. Making a final decision on colours can be trickier than you first thought. It is a crucial to get the right combination of colours to help create the best setting and overall tone of your wedding day. Here are a few tips to help you decide:

1: Choose your favourite colour: This may seem a simple and obvious choice, and some brides can solve the dilemma of wedding colours quickly if they have had a life long love of a particular colour. Choose your favourite colour and select complimentary tones to create a magnificent look throughout your day.

2: Choose by Season: Planning your wedding in Season produces a wonderfully co-ordinated look to your reception. If you are getting married in Spring, think, bright but muted pastels, lemons and pale greens with an injection of bold pink or orange works perfectly. In Summer you can choose even bolder, vibrant colours. Autumn introduces more orange tones, gold and browns. If your wedding is in Winter you can go with two very different colour palettes. Pale ice blues and whites create an amazing winter wonderland feel whereas rich reds, green and gold fit a classic Christmas theme to perfection.

3: Consider your Venue: Look around your wedding venue and take note of the colours of the interiors. This way you can ensure you do not choose colours that clash instead of compliment. Try to pick up on a colour that is used on the walls, carpets or even curtains and tie your colours in with this.

4: Make a Mood Board: Once you have created a short list of your possible wedding colours, collect images from magazines, photographs etc of various wedding accessories in these colours. Have a picture of your ideal wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, wedding favours and table centrepieces’, put them all together on a mood board and you will be able to see the overall look. This is a great way to ensure you have your perfect colour palette.

Once you have chosen your ideal wedding colours, the finer details will fall into place. You can begin to look for bridesmaid dresses in that colour, talk to your florist about putting together your beautiful bouquet and even pick your wedding favours. Choosing your wedding colours can be a journey however when you have finalised your palette, putting your own personal wedding style into place is a pleasure and a true expression of you both.

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