Choosing your wedding colors is sometimes one of the most serious and stressful decision that a bride has to make.
If you choose the right colors, you can easily set the mood and theme of your wedding.
For today's brides, their wedding colors are incorporated into every aspect of the wedding.
From invitations to favors, you will be coordinating the colors that you choose.
Choosing the right colors for your wedding often depends on the time of year of your wedding.
Red and white are great colors for a winter wedding.
When the outside is dreary, these two colors can help add vibrancy and the feeling of happiness, romance and passion to your wedding.
Also, if you add a little silver, gold or metallic colors, you can set a feeling of glamor and glitz.
Spring is the time of year for new beginnings and new life.
For your spring wedding, try using blue and pink, mixed shades of purple, mixed pastel shades, or light blues and greens.
For an autumn wedding, incorporate earth tones into your color scheme. Use such colors as orange, yellow and brown.
A couple of great color combinations are brown and blue or brown and pink.
For a summer wedding, choose yellow as your main color or use it as an accent.
Yellow is a bright and fun color. Blue, green, and purple are great coordinating colors to use with yellow.
Using a combination of colors is always a good way to go. While brown and blue or purple and yellow may not sound like they go together - they do!
Of course, black and white always adds the feeling of elegance to a wedding.
A few of the latest color trends are:
In biblical days, blue represented purity. The bride and groom would wear a blue band around the bottom of their wedding clothes.
The Greeks wore white robes during their wedding ceremonies to symbolize youth, joy and purity.
Our Victorian relatives even came up with a little rhyme to give more meaning to the colors.
Married in white, you have chosen all right.
Married in red, you'd better be dead.
Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow.
Married in blue, your lover is true.
Married in green, ashamed to be seen.
Married in black, you'll ride in a hack.
Married in pearl, you'll live in a whirl.
Married in brown, you'll live out of town.
The white wedding gown became a wedding custom after Queen Victoria's wedding in 1840.
While white is still the most popular and traditional color for a bridal gown, some brides are choosing to wear pastel shades.
Others are wearing wedding gowns in vibrant jewel colors.
Even black wedding gowns are becoming a popular color option for brides.
Meanings for the most popular colors are:
Many brides use yellow as an accent color especially for spring and fall weddings.
In Norway, the color green has been a part of the wedding ensemble for years.
The final decision on what colors you use in your wedding should always be a personal choice.
Use the colors that you love! Go with your feelings and you will have the wedding of your dreams.