During our wedding planning, we’re often in two camps; the traditionalists, and the not. Traditionalists are usually set on white church weddings with the standard vows, and something borrowed to boot. By comparison, contemporary brides are more likely to pave their own wedding route. They may opt to get married outside, or abroad. They may even want to write their vows or do away with the white wedding dress.
And, then there are those of us who are somewhere in the middle. Call it on the fence if you will, but there are a large number of brides who want the best of both worlds. If you can’t quite let go of the white wedding dress but still want to incorporate colour, you’ve come to the right place. It’s entirely possible to get colourful with your wedding day, while still sticking with tradition. All you need to do is be careful, and consider how best to use colour to highlight proceedings. Lucky for you, that’s precisely what we’re going to look at here.
Invitations and place cards
Your invitations and place cards are an excellent place to start. It won’t be too outlandish if you choose to make a colourful change here. While subtle, this could be all it takes to give your wedding the edge. Bright invitations are sure to catch the eye. And, a colourful card on your place settings could set the whole dining room alight. You could use colours in a traditional way by opting for blue wedding invitations which serve as a modern take on the ‘something blue’ saying. Or, you could go all out with a bright orange affair if it suits your theme. On the day, you can still stick with whites and creams if you prefer. But, this bright addition will be a bit of fun during the leadup.
Maybe your makeup?
We all want to be the blushing bride when it comes to our big day, and you can achieve just that by using your makeup to incorporate colour. Traditionally, brides kept their makeup subtle. All the better for giving across that ‘innocent’ image which was ever so important. In the modern age, though, there’s no reason why you can’t get colourful with your makeup. Again, this is a subtle addition which can have a large impact. Think, first about a bright lipstick. Bright pink would probably look best but play around with different options to see which suits. Think, too, about your blusher and eyeshadow. How better to get that ‘blushing’ look than to let your makeup do it for you?
If you don’t fancy going all out with makeup, you could always get colourful with accessories instead. Why not get your groom some colourful cufflinks and a tie to match? As for you, there are a variety of options which would well here. You could settle for a bright bow to tie around your dress. Or, why not incorporate colourful hair accessories? Again, a bow would look fantastic here. Or, you could settle for a vivid clip which compliments the rest of your outfit. You could even step away from tradition with some colourful jewellery options. Done right, these could form the perfect accompaniment to the rest of your outfit. And, don’t forget the most crucial wedding accessory of all. You could go all out with the colours in your bouquet. It doesn’t get much more traditional than this baby. And, adding your own colour palette is a sure way to jazz things up a little.
The food and drink
If your outfit isn’t an area of compromise, why not have a little fun with colour when it comes to your food and drinks? This is a fantastic way to splash the colour because there are less rigid guidelines when it comes to food and drink. For the most part, no one could get offended with your blatant flouting of food regulations! Why not incorporate colour into your wedding cake? You could either go all out or have bright splashes within the design. And, why stop there? You could even shake the champagne tradition by buying a pink champagne instead? It’s a harmless bit of fun which is sure to brighten your day. One thing’s sure; no one would forget a twist like that in a hurry.
As you can see, there are many fun ways to fit colour into a traditional wedding. Have a little fun and consider whether any of these would work for you.