Many DIY brides get stressed out at the thought of making one unified theme for their wedding. Maybe you feel the same way. You want to have a nice, traditional ceremony, but a casual, fun reception. The only problem is, you want to make sure both of these events compliment each other. You don’t want people feeling like they attended two completely different occasions. When faced with this situation, most brides choose matching color schemes for both events. Nicole Janowicz, a writer for Huffington Post Weddings, supports this decision.
Your wedding colors will be apparent throughout the details of the décor: flowers, linens, centerpieces, etc. Incorporate your wedding colors throughout your wardrobe changes to create a look that is consistent. For example, add pops of your wedding color to your ceremony dress through a sash/belt, headpiece, shoes, jewelry, or even with the flowers in your bouquet. Continue this color story by choosing a cocktail dress in your wedding color for your reception. Even if you are not in white, every one will still know you are the bride.
At Afloral.com, our wedding flower experts encourage you to take it one step further. Pick a set of half a dozen flowers, and incorporate them in every aspect of both events. Take the wedding flowers that you used in your boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets, and use them to create stunning centerpieces. Use your wedding flowers as a transition piece, allowing them to go from accessory to decor.
Here are some great visual examples.