Weddings

5 Mistakes Brides ALWAYS Make When Choosing Their Winter Wedding Colors

December 28, 2017 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

Winter can be a truly magical time of year to get married, and choosing your color combo for the big day is a crucial part of planning the event's overall style. Whatever season you say I do in, there are always things to watch out for before you commit to certain colors. Here are five mistakes to avoid if you happen to be a winter bride.

 

[Photos: Shutterstock]

Red and green wedding

Sticking With Holiday Colors

Although you might be getting hitched around the holidays, don't feel like you need to choose traditional holiday colors, says Jamie O’Donnell of Jamie O + Co. "It can be tricky if you are designing a wedding in winter, especially around the holidays because many venues have decorated with holiday décor, but that doesn’t mean you have to design your wedding like a holiday party. There are ways around it by choosing elegant colors like a gold or silver metallics and keeping the table centerpieces chic with clear crystal candle holders and vases."

White centerpieces

Going Too Pale

A mistake brides make when choosing winter wedding colors is going too pale, says Jenifer Gay of Blue Flamingo Weddings. "It's beautiful to use white, ivory, blush, light blue, gold and silver, however using those colors alone can look washed out. You should always add some pops of bright color in with the paler colors. Fuchsia, red, teal, bolder colors like that combined with the beautiful pastels will save your look."

Pastel Bouquets

Thinking You Can't Choose Pastels

Pastels are popular in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in the winter as well. "Icy blues and sage greens can create a clean color scheme if added to winter whites and silvery metallics," says Justina Michaels of Fitting Fêtes.

All white tablescape

Playing It Safe

"The biggest mistake I see winter wedding couples make regarding their wedding color selection is foregoing color for a 'safer' choice of white, silver or gold," says Gineen Cargo of Cargo & Co. Events. "I often remind my couples that wedding colors are just as personal of a choice as the music you select to play for your first dance. There’s no reason you can’t have a hot pink tropical wedding even if the weather neglects to match the theme."

Fireplace

Not Embracing The Season

You can fully embrace winter and design your event with the reflective qualities of snow by capturing the sparkle and shine, says O'Donnell. "So don’t be shy about glamming up your tables or chairs for your reception. Use white iridescent sequin linens on your tables, or glam cold or copper sequins chair ties to give your design that icy snow or gold glittery effect. Guests will think they walked into a winter wonderland."

shefinds wedding pinterest

Want more wedding tips and advice? Follow SheFinds on Pinterest!

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Weddings

7 Wedding Themes That Are Out For 2019

July 3, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Weddings

9 Things Your Groom Should Never Do At Your Wedding Reception

June 27, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Don't be THAT guy!

Lifestyle

5 First-Look Photos Couples Will Regret Not Doing

June 26, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
This is actually SO true!

Lifestyle

7 Questions About Marriage Every Couple Is Afraid To Ask

June 21, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
It will all work out!

Fashion

9 Engagement Ring Trends That Are So IN For 2019

June 19, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You're going to love these!

Lifestyle

8 Things No One Ever Tells You About Planning A Wedding

June 14, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
SO happy we know about this now!

Lifestyle

25 Things Every Bride Must Do Before The Ceremony

June 12, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
This is a game-changer!

Weddings

9 Mistakes Couples Make At Their Wedding

May 31, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

Weddings

8 Things Couples Should Do As Soon As They Pick The Wedding Venue

May 29, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Very important.

Lifestyle

8 Ways For Couples To Save Money & Cut Their Wedding Budget In HALF

May 24, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You can thank us later!

Fashion

Thanks To Meghan Markle, Halter Wedding Dresses Are About To Be HUGE: Shop Now

May 23, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You don't need a royal budget to afford these.

Weddings

15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019

May 23, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio

beauty

6 Products Meghan Markle Used For Her Royal Wedding Makeup

May 23, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's SO easy to copy!

Weddings

8 Ways To Surprise Your Groom & Make Him Feel Special On The Big Day

When it comes to wedding planning, the groom oftentimes takes ...

Weddings

7 TMI Wedding Questions Every Bride Is Afraid To Ask (But Really Wants To)

Every bride has her list of worries about her wedding ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS