The Trendiest Color for Weddings in 2017

Every year designers, event planners, artists, and more await Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement. And with each announcement, a new trend in color is born.

This year, Pantone has dubbed Greenery its Color of the Year 2017. “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings” (Pantone.com). Fitting for the celebration of marriage, no? It really does sound life changing- and that is why you need it in your wedding.

• If you are afraid of having a shade of green be the star of your wedding, have no fear. There are plenty of other colors you can incorporate to subdue the hue and enhance your wedding day aesthetic.

o Pink – Blush and other variations of pink are a great route to go. Pair it with Greenery for a romantic, refined setting. This is an easy route to take especially when dealing with floral arrangements. Oftentimes flowers make one of the largest statements (other than the bride, of course) at weddings, and many flowers bloom into a beautiful range of pinks, so Mother Nature is essentially doing the work for you!

o Brown – Variations of brown pair really nicely with green. Incorporating tan, beige, and sandy brown will ensure that your wedding is earthy and welcoming. Think about adding a metallic, too! Bronze and gold are beautiful shimmery additions to this palette. A great place to include this color scheme is in your decorations. Look for mossy accents and other rustic pieces like reclaimed wood to help polish the appearance.

o Blue – The options with blue are limitless. There are so many wonderful shades of this calming color that you could go several different directions with this. For a gentler atmosphere, try adding light blues and blue-greys to your palette. And for those of you who really like to make a statement, you could include more vibrant varieties like aqua and royal blue. This is great for the ever popular beach-themed and peacock-accented weddings.

o Purple – You might not typically pair green with purple, for fear that the two strong personalities of each might clash. Nope! With Greenery, your purple pairing options are virtually endless. Lighter shades like lavender, orchid, and mauve are great matches for green. This combination really brings a soft, earthy presence to any event. On the other end of the spectrum, we have shades like royal purple, plum, and amethyst, which will make your wedding rich and vibrant.

o Pastel – White, ivory, yellow, and other pale colors are an exceptional option that will accent those pops of Greenery, all while maintaining the long-standing tradition of having a white wedding. Pale colors alongside green make for a truly subtle, yet beautiful wedding.

• There are definitely more apparent ways to include Greenery in your wedding. Think dress code and table settings. These are the two segments of a wedding that get the most attention and often leave guests amazed.

o The bridal party – If you really love Pantone’s Color of the Year, then it only makes sense to include Greenery in your bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s attire, because that will surely stand out. To refine it a little bit, try choosing green shoes or jewelry for your special ladies and green ties for the gents.

o The table – Wedding receptions typically mean food and dancing, but as far as design goes, I would say that your table presentation is more likely to make a statement. From runners to centerpieces to plate settings to chair décor, your design possibilities at the table are infinite!

4 Bridesmaid Dress Buying Tips

The quest to find the perfect bridesmaid dress can be just as difficult as the main gown. With the right points considered, it should be possible to find the style of dress that matches everyone in the bridal party. Here are a few things to consider in the process of buying the perfect dress:

Budget

One of the first things to do is set a budget that is reasonable for all parties. Beyond the actual dress, there are also jewelry, shoes, and other accessories, so the cost can soon start to add up. When it comes to deciding on a price for the dress, it helps to consider the lifestyles of the bridesmaids. A high-end outfit may seem appealing, but this could easily be a financial burden for one or more of the bridesmaids. It often helps to go with the dress off-the-rack options that are the most cost-effective. Alternatively, there are the rental sites that offer designer dresses and available at reasonable prices.

Leave enough time

Whether the bridesmaids are buying off-the-rack, a unique designer number, or renting, it helps to put in placed a relaxed timeline to avoid issues with last-minute scrambling. The designer gown is the longest to organize and can take up to six months to complete. Also, the off-the-rack dresses can easily be out of stock, so it makes sense to buy these as soon as possible. Also, the renting option may need a few weeks to ensure the right style is in place.

Coordinate dresses

The wedding gown must be chosen before it is possible to decide on the attire for the bridesmaids. While it isn’t necessary to create an exact match, the style of dress should go well with what the bride is wearing. For instance, it the wedding gown is ultra romantic, you may want to avoid modern silhouettes for the bridesmaids. Also, if the gown is strapless, the bridesmaids shouldn’t be wearing the outfits with long sleeves.

Also, body types should be taken into account. If the bridesmaids have quite different shapes, you want to go with a dress style that has the ability to look great on everyone. Alternatively, choose a dress style that is easily altered and can be let in or out.

Color schemes

Color is likely to be a key issue in choosing the right dress for the bridesmaids. In addition to complementing the bride’s gown, it is also worth considering the schemes at the reception and ceremony. For instance, a wedding ceremony in a rustic inn with dark green and burgundy decor isn’t likely to go well with a dress in fuchsia or a similar color. The color scheme can be the same for everyone in the bridal party, or slight variations.