Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Matching Your Wedding Colors

Welcome to our May Blog Hop!

Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

Matching Your Wedding Colors

Everyone knows that the invitations should set the tone for the wedding, but how closely do the colors need to match? When choosing pieces for your invitations suite, paper selections may be limited, so matching the ink color is more likely.  If you are finding it difficult to locate coordinating items for your event, or have selected one of those "harder-to match" colors, here are some helpful tips to get you pointed in the right direction:

Use the Pantone® Color System
Many retailers, like David's Bridal and The Dessy Group offer swatches you can purchase to show all your wedding vendors. Since one person's impressions of "iris" may differ than another's, this minor expense is well worthwhile. Using swatches helps coordinate the event from the bridesmaid dresses, to the floral arrangements, ribbon, tablescapes and other items.

Choose Design Over Color
Formality can come from classic colors such as gold, silver or black ink on bright white, ivory or shimmer papers. The right design can invoke your theme, without the use of color. As shown in the example below, a simple change of font can bring an easy classic style, a rustic feel, a vintage throwback, or even a deco look.
Elegant Impact Invitation by Carlson Craft >>
Hints of Color
If you are having a hard timing finding the perfect hue, try using variations of shades. This bridal shower invitation was created to coordinate with floral designs in a perfect shade of tea rose. I used hues of peach and rosy pink to give a classy style that the bride and her designer loved.

Material Girls
Keep in mind what items will be displayed together during your ceremony and reception. This is where color matching is most important.
Stick to similar materials to create a complimentary color palette. Cotton, linen, organza and satin fabrics, even when dyed in the same color, may appear different when placed together.

The next stop is  Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Natalie Bradley at at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  3. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka 
  4. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  5. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last Events
  6. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites
  7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  9. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc 
  10. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  11. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands