Expert-Approved Tips for Establishing Your Wedding’s Color Palette

Michelle Beller

There are many things to consider as you choose a color palette for your wedding, including the time of year, whether it’s a daytime or evening event, and where your celebration is taking place. On top of that, you’ll also want to think about which colors you and your fiancé love, as well as which hues help evoke the mood you want your guests to be in during the party. Still, the process of choosing a wedding color palette doesn’t have to be complicated.

We talked to Kristy Rice of Momental Designs to find out the best way to establish your wedding’s color palette (and pitfalls to avoid).

Related: How Many Colors Should Be in Your Wedding’s Color Palette?

What should couples keep in mind when choosing their wedding colors?

Rice says one of the biggest mistakes couples make when choosing their big-day color palette is attempting to

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Kelsey and David: Sweet wedding day moments were Chalco Hills sunset portraits, and cake-cutting | Weddings



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August 8, 2020, Millard Social Hall, Sarah Gudeman Photography

SWEET DREAMS Kelsey Stewart and David Kirk met at a friend’s annual April costume party. “Lucky for me that year’s party was pajama-themed. Otherwise David wouldn’t have made an appearance,” Kelsey says. Friends got the ball rolling by taking them to bingo night at a bar in Blackstone. They exchanged numbers and started dating later that spring.



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NO NAGGING The day David proposed, they had taken a morning walk through freshly fallen snow at Gene Leahy Mall and then went out for a pizza lunch. That night, David came into the living room and Kelsey scolded him for not turning off his video game. “He still loved me enough to pop the question,” Kelsey says. “He said he couldn’t promise that all of our days would be as nice as that one was but he’d

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Every wedding dress needs a tweak or two or more, so find an alterations specialist right away | Weddings

Size up — but not too much

When choosing a dress, make sure it fits your biggest area. For some, that may be the hips and for others the bust or the waist. The rest can be taken in. Otherwise, if a dress needs to be expanded, there may not be enough fabric to let out. That could mean ordering more material, and some designers don’t sell their fabric. Many brides also arrive with a dress that is three or four sizes too large, which creates extra work, which ups the bill.


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Consider the labor involved

Every dress alteration involves five or more hours of labor. Hemming a puffy dress or ballroom gown takes more time than a sheath. Beading and lace must be carefully taken apart to make alterations and then put back together again. “It’s very time-consuming,” Pollens says.

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For Couples Who Postponed Weddings, the ‘Non-Wedding Day’ Holds Sentimental Value

Francisca Concha had other plans for June 27. In a perfect world, she would have enjoyed dinner with family on the deck of a boat cruising through canals in the Netherlands after marrying her partner of three years, Vincent. They would’ve ended the day with friends at a bar toasting their new life as a married couple. But instead, when the day rolled around, Concha, 32, and Vincent, 30, ate cake and champagne for breakfast in their two bedroom apartment while quarantining in the U.K., where they live. “We are known for cracking open a bottle of champagne for no particular reason,” Concha says, “so it seemed like the right thing to do.”

It’s a relationship milestone they’ll never forget. As the coronavirus forced the cancellation of large social gatherings, many couples made adjustments—from Zoom weddings to miniaturized, socially-distanced ceremonies—while others, who delayed their nuptials until next year or beyond,

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Follow these tips for tux shopping to make sure your wedding attire measures up | Weddings

“Since March 15, we’ve had several weddings where the couples had bought and paid for rentals of tuxedos and suits online and the retailers simply stopped communicating with them,” Lerner says. “The weddings were happening, and the couples had no response.”

The pandemic no doubt has been a contributing factor, with layoffs, closures, mail delays and shortages of manufactured goods and raw materials in the apparel industry, he says.

“When you have things bought and paid for and you don’t communicate with the bride and groom in the weeks leading up to the wedding, that’s a problem,” Lerner says.

Lerner’s shop, Bel Air Fashions, sometimes has come to the rescue with just two weeks to pull everything together. “We’ve had Zoom and FaceTime calls and after-hours appointments to help couples.”

The clothier stresses the need to finalize your wedding attire six to nine months in advance. And to get everyone

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Kate and Eric: Courtyard wedding featured family heirlooms in every part of the day | Weddings

GAME DAY They married on a Husker bye weekend, which fell the day before what would have been her grandparents’ 50th anniversary. “Every Nebraska bride will understand the struggle in trying to have a fall wedding,” Kate says. They invited 160 guests, with the bulk of their budget going toward guest experiences, like the meal and bar.



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SWEETEST MOMENT They’ll never forget reading their vows to each other. “We hadn’t heard them before the ceremony. It melted my heart to hear the words Eric put together,” Kate says. Their ring bearer, nephew Kingston, stole the show with his happy demeanor. He even got offers from other engaged guests to be the ring bearer for their weddings.

UNITED WE STAND They planted an oak seed from the Nebraska Arboretum for the unity ceremony, using mason jars full of soil from the backyards of where they

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Shangaan Weddings

A Muslim wedding is a day of full celebration for the bride, groom, their family and pals. Sixties fashion wedding desserts had been nowhere near as elaborate as desserts are rarely had coloration and the cake topper was the normal bride and groom, bells, or birds. If you wished to stay true to type, your wedding cake on your Victorian wedding would be a fruitcake, as a result of that is what the Victorians originally served at weddings.

Each charm had a special that means: a ring meant that she who pulled it will marry throughout the yr, a coin was for wealth, a horseshoe for luck, and so forth. As time went on, the wedding appeal tradition was dropped as was the fruitcake and wedding muffins became all white and quite elaborate affairs with flowers, pearls, lace, and festoons draping the edges.

To keep it easy, have a guardian-crafted … Read More