April 26, 2018

Atlanta Wedding Planner / Quick Tips for Selecting Color Schemes, Floral + Attire

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By: Danielle Cartwright

It’s no secret that determining the color scheme for a wedding is exciting. Many future brides are guilty of having different color schemes pinned on her future wedding board on Pinterest, dreaming of what the big day is going to look like. Will you go with rich, deep hues for a Winter wedding? Or opt for lighter tones to coordinate with summer? No matter what you choose, as the bride- and groom-to-be, it’s important to make sure that your chosen color scheme, seamlessly matches the attire of your wedding party. So today, we’ll share some favorite and trending color and flower pairings to offer some helpful inspiration and make your planning that much easier. Let’s get started!

Things to consider

Seasonality 
It’s important to keep seasonality in mind when selecting your color scheme and flower arrangements, since colors are trendy based on the season, and many flowers only bloom during certain months. The future bride and groom should acknowledge that they’ll have to pay more for the out-of-season blooms or consider switching them out for a similar flower if they’re looking for a budget-savvy option. Browse through winter wedding color schemes, as well as spring, summer and fall to get a feel for what hues make their appearances.

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Photo by: Sowing Clover Photography

Atmosphere
Depending on the location, outdoor weddings seem to be more popular during the warmer months of the year. The great thing about choosing to have an outdoor wedding is that there’s already a beautiful, natural backdrop, so you can play off of your surroundings when it comes to finding complimentary arrangements. Whether the attire is casual or formal, it’s a beautiful option to incorporate wildflowers and greenery into the floral arrangements to coordinate with the outdoor oasis vibe.  Whatever mixture of flowers you choose to include in the bouquets, be sure to include a few of the same flowers in the groomsmen boutineers. Having the wedding party wear or carry the same flowers will help tie the entire look together, not to mention look great in pictures!

Tie it Together
If your wedding falls on the “casual, yet classy” side, you can have a lot of fun picking out the attire for your groomsmen, since there is a bit more wiggle room when it comes to style. Whether opting for a jacket or no-jacket look, a solid color dress shirt can look great all on its own. When wearing a colored dress shirt, get creative with the floral arrangements. For example, if the groomsmen are wearing light blue dress shirts, the boutonnieres should have flowers that are similar but not the exact same shade as the shirts or something that really pops against the color. Include some greenery like eucalyptus and a distinct flower, to add some texture to your wedding attire.

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Photo by: Diana Lupu Photography

Strive for Clean & Sharp 
If you’re planning on having a black tie wedding, you’ll want to make sure your groomsmen buy or rent a tux for the weekend! A tuxedo gives a clean, sharp vibe to any wedding. That being said, you’ll want your flowers to appear the same way. Gray tuxedos pair beautifully with light pinks and yellows, while bold pinks or classic white flowers will coordinate seamlessly with a black design. Choose a distinct flower, that can stand alone for the boutonnieres, such as peonies, ranunculus or roses.

Everyone wants their wedding to look beautiful and effortless. By following a few of these easy tips, determining your color scheme and floral arrangements won’t be overwhelming. Which will allow you to focus on other aspects of your wedding planning.

If you’re unsure of what colors and flowers go well together, don’t be afraid to talk to a florist or a atlanta wedding planner for their insight – after all, they’d love to help make your wedding day perfect!

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