For those that choose to take the marital plunge, certain things come to the forefront of their minds: What kind of dress should I wear and Would it be okay if my colors are Bashful and Blushing.
We’ve come a long way in wedding colors since Julia Roberts’ character had to make those hard decisions in the 80’s and what’s acceptable for wedding colors have become as varied as the possibilities for venues, food, cakes, faiths, officiants and more. A wedding is seen as one occasion to show off your quirks, tastes and dance moves for friends and extended family members so they know exactly why you and your future spouse are made for each other. Most feel that if they get the colors right, everything else falls into place.
Planning a wedding can be extremely hectic and while it can take a lot of research to find out what’s hot today and what has become so two-thousand and late, I’ve done some digging and am proud to present some of the hot color trends for Spring 2011 brides.
Spring 2011 wedding trend colors run the gamut from bold, flashy colors to soft, muted pastels and ensure that every personality can be satisfied. Sometimes it can overwhelming so make sure that when you’re picking your color scheme, you keep in mind your fantasy wedding, your environment, your personality, and the overall mood you want to create with the wedding. Bright, bold Cyan and Mango are great for beachside and weddings with a tropical theme, but not really for a soft, romantic wedding in an intimate setting.
This spring, some favorite staples are also moving aside for some fun and contemporary updates. Consider Green Apple, Slate Grey, or Aged Gold as your wedding dress accents to replace the deep reds and violets of the past few years. Lilac, Hot Pink, Dark Cyan, Clementine Orange and Pine Green are all bold yet subtle hues that will really catch the eye of your guests and enthrall your bridal party.
And of course, you cannot go wrong with the classics of Chocolate, Mocha, and Tiffany blue – stately, timeless yet modern colors that will add a touch of elegance to any occasion, be it a formal wedding held in a conservatory or a small family affair held in the countryside.
Where do the trends come from? Who determines what is now hot and what’s not? They are based on Pantone’s Spring Trend report which defines color trends. Pantone hasn’t released its report on its website for free as of yet, but for the truly fashion conscious, you can obtain a copy of the Spring MAGIC Color Card for $70.00. A more economical and cost friendly way to determine these shades is to check out some of the wedding accessory sites such as Formal Invitations, which have created collections based on the Pantone report. They, like many other wedding suppliers, keep on top of wedding color trends in order to satisfy the most exacting of brides.