7 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Their Wedding Flower Colors
MAY 9, 2017
The flowers on your wedding day help to show off the event’s overall theme and style. That’s why it’s important to avoid these 7 mistakes many brides make when choosing the blooms for their big day.
Choosing clashing color combos.
“Purple and orange was a trend a few years back and I am so happy it is gone!” says Anastasia Stevenson, “The DIY Wedding Planner”. “Bright and bold, clashing colors take the focus away from the bride and other decor in the pictures and isn’t a great look overall.”
Choosing unnatural colors.
This is a common error with beach weddings, says Stevenson. “There are no turquoise or aqua flowers in nature. I strongly warn brides not to use dyed flowers, which can run and ruin your dress, stain your hands and everything else they drip on. Brides should be loose and flexible with their floral choices, and then they can find the most beautiful blooms available for them.”
Going crazy with color.
Sometimes, though, brides can go overboard in their floral color choices, says Julie Gladstone of Bride & Groom. “Stick to a central color scheme and throw in a few accents if they make sense.”
Ignoring the venue colors.
Take pictures of your venue and then imagine if your bright pink and orange flower choices will clash with their purple walls, suggests Stevenson. “If you are set on the wedding palette, then choose a venue with neutral walls and floors. Think of the whole design and plan accordingly.”
Being too strict.
Flowers are grown, not manufactured, reminds Chandin Geihsler of Studio 3 Floral Design. “Flowers may have yellow centers and tinges of blush on the petals. Obsessing about the right shade of pink may and not working with what nature offers can be stressful and create arrangements that look forced or fake. Your colors may be coral and navy, but mixing in touches of peach, hints of blush and a healthy amount of green creates a natural elegance that a strict color palette just can’t accomplish.”