There are many aspects to planning the perfect wedding and crucial decisions need to be made that will shape the feeling and mood of your special day.  Aside from the obvious things such as your rings, bridal gown, venue, photographer and DJ, one of the most important and difficult tasks is picking the color theme of your wedding and wedding party.  Not only does the color of your wedding party determine the mood of your wedding, it will act as a “time capsule” for the decade your wedding takes place in. 


The questions you need to consider are:

  1. Do I want to have a trendy color or do I prefer a more traditional palette? This greatly depends on your personal style. Look at your own personal style and go with that.  Some people are very bold, colorful and trendy while others are more conservative and prefer soft, subtle tones.  There is no right and wrong, you just need to feel comfortable with what you choose and have it reflect your style and personality. 
  2. What color looks best on everyone in my wedding party? It is very important to choose a color or colors that look good on your wedding attendants.  Take into consideration their hair color, skin color, their height and style of gown/dress.  Also, make sure they like the color you’re choosing because it will reflect in their posture and appearance in the photos. 
  3. What type of flowers do I want to have and will the colors compliment the wedding party attire color? The flowers on the tables, bouquets, boutonnière’s and accent décor colors need to flow and accent the wedding party attire color chosen.  It is important to look at the two together and be certain it will all work together. 
  4. Am I having an indoor wedding or an outdoor wedding? The location of your wedding can greatly reflect on the colors you choose.  For example, if you are having a beach themed outdoor wedding in the summer, you probably won’t want to wear dark colors because your wedding party will be extremely hot from the sun.  Instead, you may want to focus on soft tones that are cool and breezy to compliment your surroundings.  Indoor, air conditioned weddings will open up the color palette more so and allow darker colors to be worn comfortably.


Pantone Color Institute 2018 Color of the Year:  “Ultra Violet”

The Pantone Color Institute announces a “color of the year” each January that tells the world “what’s trending” in the areas of design and fashion.  This year the color chosen is Ultra Violet, which is a beautiful blue-based purple that reflects the evening sky, cosmos and the desire to purse a world beyond our own. 


Past “Color’s of the Year”:

 by Pantone Color Institute (

 2017 – Greenery     2016 – Rose Quartz & Serenity Blue     2015 – Marsala  

2014 – Radiant Orchid     2013 – Emerald     2012 – Tangerine Tango

 2011 – Honeysuckle     2010 – Turquoise