If you are getting married in Manchester, the one thing you cannot guarantee is the weather. You might wish for a bright sunny day, but may have to settle for a dull, overcast one.
One way to brighten up your wedding day is by choosing a bright colour scheme. Your wedding colour theme is reflected in all the details of your wedding, from the bridesmaids’ dresses to the napkins at the reception. These colours also typically feature on invitations and place cards.
A carefully chosen colour theme will add brightness and interest to your Manchester wedding photos.
Selecting your shades
Choosing a theme starts with your favourite colours. Look at the colours of the clothes you wear; is there one that you feel matches your personality? Take a board and attach images from fashion magazines that feature your favourite colours. Do one or two of them stand out? Which ones are you drawn to?
The wedding ceremony colours
Consider the wedding venue. Does it feature strong colours? If they appear too strong or have too many busy patterns, you may consider choosing a venue with more muted hues. While you may not choose a venue for its colours alone, it is a factor to consider.
The reception colours
Whilst you cannot always influence colours in the wedding room, you may have more control over the reception area. You should be able to choose the shades of the table cloths and napkins, and these can add atmosphere to the occasion. You can also add colour through flower displays. If you cannot find flowers of your chosen colour, use white ones with coloured ribbons that are in harmony with your theme.
Don’t forget the groom and best man
As well as choosing the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses, get the groom and best man involved by asking them to reflect the scheme in their waistcoats, cummerbunds and ties.
Don’t go over the top
Avoid choosing too many colours or uncoordinated options that are just too garish. You also don’t need to match all the colours exactly; go for shade variations.
You may also want to add colour to your wedding cake, but this needs to be subtle as the principal feature of a wedding cake should be white icing.
Choosing the right colours can contribute to making your big day special and help make your wedding photographs exceptional.