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How to Plan a Colorful Wedding

A table set with mint green table cloths and pink napkins.

A bride holding a colorful bouquet of pink, blue, and yellow flowers.

Choosing your wedding colors can take some serious time and deliberation, but if you’re aiming for a bold and colorful event, there are many ways to make that happen. From small touches to big ideas, making your wedding stand out from the rest due to the hues you choose is a fun way to make an impression on your guests and to allow your personality to shine through.

Choose the Colors

You’ll want to choose a few key colors that are going to give your event some life. Choosing a palette filled with a few bright colors and perhaps some complementary lighter shades will give your wedding a cohesive look. Don’t know where to start? A simple Pinterest search for “wedding color palette” will draw tons of options to get you on a roll, and browsing this way allows you to see what strikes your fancy.

Send Colorful Invitations

Set the tone for a bold and bright wedding day by incorporating colors into your invitation suite. This will tie the color themes in from the very beginning, and set the stage for what’s to come.

Make the Most of Florals

Pink and purple flowers hanging from the ceiling at a wedding reception venue.

The most obvious way to add color to your wedding is to do so through beautiful blooms. Choose brightly colored flowers to adorn your bouquet, ceremony decor, and centerpieces. If you have long reception tables, small bud vases with large, colorful flowers in them will make a bold statement.

Another way flowers can bring a large amount of color to your day is if you have a flower wall at your event. Filled with bright blossoms, this will be a great accent and guests will love taking photos in front of it. For a more economically friendly option, consider paper flowers instead of real ones to make up your wall or other decor.

Rent Bright Furniture

A bold way to make a splash where color is concerned at your event is to enlist in some bright colored rental furniture. Velvet couches in hues that match your chosen color palette will not only go with the theme, but they’ll be a functional and beautiful addition to your reception or cocktail hour. Guests will love lounging on these pieces and they’ll be the perfect spot for a photo op.

Set the Table with Colored Linens

A table set with mint green table cloths and pink napkins.

Bright linens will tie your color palette together during the reception. Tablecloths and napkins are an easy and fun way to play with the theme. Consider patterned napkins that feature the bright colors of your choice. Textured tablecloths can also make a fun statement, like velvet or even sequins.

Use Colorful Cups and Plates

A table at a wedding reception set with blue glasses and pink flowers.

Glasses in different colors and shapes and sizes can play into the theme, but they also round out a beautiful tablescape. The same goes for plates that feature bright and bold colors and patterns. You can mix and match these or go with vintage finds, which will give your event some character.

Don’t Forget the Day of Stationery

Besides just your invitation suite, your day of stationery can serve to play into your colorful wedding theme. Menus, programs, place cards, and welcome bag items are all the perfect way to highlight colors from your chosen palette.

Serve Colored Cake and Food Items

Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be plain white buttercream. Go for something bright and bold! If you’re going full-on rainbow theme for your wedding, have a cake covered in rainbow sprinkles. You can also add color through other food items. For instance, have a cotton candy machine as a treat for guests, get custom decorated sugar cookies, and have drink glasses rimmed with colored salt and sugar as an added touch.

A bright and colorful wedding is a cheerful way to add beauty and your own personality to your event.

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