Colour Scheme

Before You Choose Your Wedding Colours II

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Welcome to the second and concluding edition of this article. Like I introduced in the previous edition, colour schemes are a very import part of the wedding planning. The reason is, almost every other aspect is hinged on this ( choice of colour) – the hall decorations, the attires (including aso-ebi), your bouquet, invitation cards, etc. 

You remember the allusion I made to the bride whose wedding I helped plan right? So, for the longest time the bride couldn’t decide what colour scheme she wanted due to varying  opinions (from friends and families) My advice to her is what I will share in the article. Let’s go!

You (the bride) are the “author and finisher” of your wedding plans which include colour scheme. How do I mean? It’s your big day and so your bidding is what should be done. I don’t mean that you will plan and execute it all by yourself nor am I saying you should become a lord over everyone assisting you. What I mean rather is that you should paint a picture of how you would like your big day to look like and the things you want to be put in place to achieve that. I digress:

    1. Don’t let anyone talk you out of what you like and believe will bring you satisfaction, except of course, it’s an awkward combo like lime, yellow and pink. As long as the colours blend well, you are good to go.
    2. I put this opinion of mine to you: there is no such thing as a colour not being in vogue. Who says? Although some people do believe such, don’t be swayed. If want you want is white and wine, don’t shake. Go for it! Thanks to the troupe of fashionistas today. They make all sorts of combinations beautiful.
    3. It’s okay, possibly even great, to be different. You don’t have to stick to the norm, especially if you are that lady who hardly ever likes to be conventional. Have you seen black and white wedding colour schemes? You should see some. There is this tag put on black – like a colour that portrays sadness so no one (at least not in Nigeria) wants to associate with it (especially for weddings). However, as you have seen, that isn’t the case. Black and white wedding colour scheme is just as beautiful as any other colour scheme.

In summary: the right dose of zeal plus creativity can help you achieve that dream wedding of yours. And to crown it all, what you need is a balance of the colour combos and you are good for your big day!

Stay colourful as you prepare to Getweded!

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Before You Choose Your Wedding Colours I

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Hello Bridivas! Don’t we just love weddings? And what is one of the first things that come to mind when we start our wedding planning? Yes, you guessed right – colours, all the time. As women, we naturally drool on what colours to wear to what occasion and how  to or not to wear them.

Now, you have just been engaged or have even fixed your wedding date and you are yet unable to decide what your wedding colours should be? Recently, a bride whose wedding am planning called to say she had changed her mind about the wedding colours we had agreed on. In response to my “Why” question, she said a relative said the colours aren’t in vogue anymore. I couldn’t help but wonder what was more important: colours in vogue or colours that made you happy? Maybe you are in the same boat; your friends or relatives are saying one colour is not in vogue anymore. Relax. This post is for you.

Here are tips you should consider when deciding what wedding colours to choose for your big day.

1. Your Preferences

This is the most important factor to put into consideration when choosing a colour scheme. What colours reflect your personality? What shades make you smile and go “oh gosh, that is beautiful”?. You need to make sure you are happy, because, hey! it’s your memories you are creating, and you won’t get a second time (if all works according to plan). Also, thinking about those features you definitely  can’t do without at your wedding may be a pointer, for example, a specie of flowers? A special kind of décor item? You should consider these before choosing your colour scheme as they can help to inform your choice of colours.

2. Mood

I hear you asking what that is. Simple. What mood do you want to set for the day? Romantic? Intimate? Fun? Knowing what mood tone you want your big day to take on can help you to “easily” decide what your colour scheme should be.

3. Season

For our Nigerian brides, you know we understand seasons a bit differently, more in terms of holiday periods, and dry & rainy season. So, this may or may not completely apply to us. However,  consider the season when you are having your wedding: autumn, spring, winter or summer. There are colour hues for the different seasons.

Join us in the next episode for the concluding part of this article. Till I write your way, dear Bridiva, stay collected, your big day will be beautiful. Cheers!

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