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Wedding Color Trends

Having trouble picking the perfect color combination for your upcoming wedding? The table below includes popular wedding color choices for the upcoming seasons:
Fall/Winter:deep redtealvioletmochasage
Spring/Summer:turquoiseplatinumcoralpale yellowfuchsia
The colors you choose for your event set the style and tone for your entire wedding day. Color can be highlighted in your bridesmaids’ dresses, decorations, flowers, invitations, cake, and even grooms’ outfits.
Choose colors that have meaning to you, but also consider the following:
  1. Where is the wedding and reception located? Choose colors that complement both settings. Consider the carpeting, furniture, decorations, etc. for all event locations.
  2. What mood do you want to create? Vibrant colors can add drama and flair, while soft or muted colors evoke a more light and romantic atmosphere.
  3. What time of year is your wedding day? Seasons or even specific days may influence your color scheme. Spring and summer colors tend to be lighter and less dramatic, while fall and winter colors are generally darker. The placement of holidays may also influence the colors you choose!

Whatever colors you choose for your big day, remember not to get TOO hung up on this detail. Go with colors you like that will complement your event, but don’t go overboard. Try to limit your main colors to two or three so as not to look too “busy,” and once the colors have been chosen, stay consistent.

 

Candy Buffets

Candy Buffets
Why are candy buffets so popular these days?
It’s simple—candy buffets serve as an inexpensive party favor and provide a “wow” factor for the guests.
When it comes to candy buffets, it’s all about the nostalgia. Two people are joining as one to enter into adulthood together. The candy buffet allows couples to reconnect to fond memories of childhood by choosing treats and candies they enjoyed when young. Candy is powerfully reminiscent, drawing the bride, groom, parents, and guests together around feel-good food and memories.
Buffets can also accent the reception or event by providing a fun opportunity for color coordination. For example, if the wedding colors are red and yellow, each candy variety can be easily matched to one of the wedding colors and tie in the overall theme. No candy buffet is ever the same—they are easily tweaked to fit the personality, tastes, and theme of each couple.
Candy buffets are big hits at events like weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and other celebrations. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this current and extremely “sweet” wedding trend.

Wearing White at Your Wedding

Wearing White at Your Wedding
White is the most popular color for wedding gowns in Western culture. In the 19th century, wearing white gained popularity and became the standard of correctness in traditional bridal apparel in the United States and England. Falsely associated with virginity, white dresses can actually be worn by any bride.
History
In Western culture, white has religious associations and often symbolizes purity and youthful simplicity. Before white became popular, brides wore the best dresses they had or could make, and often used other colors for their meaning such as blue for constancy or green for youth.
Setting the Trend
In 1840, Queen Victoria of England married Prince Albert in a stunning white gown that sparked a new ideal of what a bride should wear in the Western world. Many wealthy brides followed suit and wore white gowns made of fine fabrics such as silk and lace.
Recent Custom
Since the late 1920s, brides have been more open to wearing other colors, but white is still the most popular. Today, influenced by its association with purity, white is still most commonly worn by first-time brides. Brides who are getting re-married tend to wear other colors.