How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Palette

Choosing the colors for your wedding can sometimes be a stressful task. Whatever you choose helps determine the feel of the wedding and many decisions after. There are many options from different color palettes, to shades, to even the amount of colors that you use. So how do you even begin to choose?  Here are five steps to start you off!

1. Analyze the season. 
Depending upon what season you are getting married, there are certain colors that you associate together. For example, in the spring time you think of pastels and the winter is associated with darker palettes. Determine what season you want your wedding to take place in, and what types of colors would best fit the season.

2. Determine what is “in”. 
For many brides and grooms, it may be frustrating to keep up with the trends. But, if a certain color is popular at the moment, it is going to be easier to find items and clothing in that color. With that being said, it is important to go with what you feel best represents your personality and will make your wedding day perfect.

3. Get inspiration from online sites. 
Sites like and are resources for color inspiration. These sites, and other similar sites, allow you to scroll through already created palettes as well as searching by color and season.

4. Think about you and your fiancee's favorite colors. 
This day is about you and your fiancé, so add some personality. This can even be a starting point for deciding your color palette. For example, both my fiancé and I love green and blue. Instead of taking the typical shades that you associate with these colors, we played around a little and ended up with Navy Blue and Mint Green.

5. Try out any color scheme on Adobe Kuler. 
Is there a color scheme that you have in mind, but you’ve been unable to bring to life? There is a simple solution to that: check out Adobe Kuler. This website allows you to play around with different colors and shades and create a color scheme. You can even download the color scheme onto your computer to use in different computer program.

Anne Churchill