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3 Wedding Color Mistakes

By Michelle Ecker on April 22, 2016

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers online wedding planner courses and because we do, we like to provide free tips for wedding planners. Enjoy!

3 Wedding Color Mistakes

For many brides-to-be, choosing a flawless color palette is one of the most exciting projects involved in planning a wedding. But before committing to some seemingly perfect shades, here are three things that, as a helpful wedding planner, you should advise any couple to consider:

1. Don’t limit yourself to two colors- In the past, many brides and planners traditionally chose two key colors when making up the palatte for the big day décor. Anymore, this aesthetic looks slightly over-matched. Consider creating a more expansive palate, adding up to five hues to your decorative collection. If you’re worried about looking too all over the place, the best way to avoid clash is by pulling more dynamic shades together using 1 or 2 consistent, subtle neutrals.

2. Don’t overuse brights- The above being said, be cautious not to over-decorate using those more dynamic shades. Instead, consider them to be fun accents used to punctuate the more subtle overall look.

3. Don’t forget to consider the venue- This is absolutely crucial in coordinating a flawless overall aesthetic. So many couples and planners completely forget to consider the fact that the chosen venue unavoidably needs to influence any decorative decision thereafter. Consider coordinating your palatte planning meeting on the same day as your venue walk through. Ideally, you should sit with the couple in the reception space so you can look around while you make a final decision.

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