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Colors & Your Wedding

He asked, you said yes...now you are planning. What to do first and what is important? While I am not an expert, I have asked one, Michele Murphy of Michele Murphy Weddings to help me answer a few questions you may have about planning your big day.

Colors & Your Wedding

"Colors are very important especially if two or more are being used. Seasons can determine color selection or preference as well. On a color wheel, colors that complement each other are typically opposite each other. If you have contrasting but complementary colors, a neutral color can be added as well to soften the palette. Color choices are varied but those that work best are generally contrasting or corresponding; or colors paired with neutrals." says Michele.

You can use color with your invitations, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, decorations and your tablecloths, if you have a sit down meal.

Flowers can really bring color into your wedding. "Flowers are symbols of romance and love and they are another element of a wedding that makes a statement and expresses a bride’s personal style. There are hundreds of varieties of flowers and many shades to consider. Once a budget, location, date, color palette and dress are determined, you’ve also pared down your floral options. Selecting flowers that are in season can save hundreds of dollars. Brainstorming with a florist or floral designer about your favorite flower(s) is a great way to initiate the floral design. Before you hire, know the difference between a florist and a floral designer and plan to book them as least six months in advance. " Michele shares.

Here is a site that will give you colors of the seasons: https://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/wedding-colors.htm

To see some of the 2016 color trends check out this site: http://www.magnetstreet.com/wedding-color-trends

Some brides pick a color because of the meaning of the color. Here is a site where you can find out the meaning of all the colors used in weddings. http://www.favorideas.com/wedding-themes/themes-by-color/meanings-of-colors-in-weddings/

Colors for Guests

Many that are attending wonder what colors are appropriate to wear. The Bride's mother and mother in law always like to look their best, but what colors can they and should they not wear? Here is some advice for the mom's: http://emilypost.com/advice/wedding-attire-tips-for-the-moms/ and for friends and family here is what colors you should wear: http://weddings.lovetoknow.com/what-colors-are-okay-wear-weddings

If you are wondering, yes there are colors you should NEVER wear to a wedding. Find out what colors to stay away from in this article:

Color is actually a part of your personality and the hues you choose will affect everything for your big day, from the paper choices of your invitations to your bridesmaids' dresses to your bouquets and floral centerpieces to your tablecloths, your specialty cocktails and even your favors. And oh, yes, the cake! Color is important. Paint your wedding day, your colors.

By: Michele Murphy Michele Murphy Weddings & Lori Cummings ASE Credit Union [email protected]

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