Welcome to our Wedding Wednesdays Q&A! If this is your first time here, every week we answer your wedding planning questions to help you on your journey and make it just a little bit easier. For our return friends, welcome back! So, let’s dive right in. This week’s question is about wedding color trends.
Q: Green has always been my favorite color and I’ve been thinking about using mint green in my wedding, but when I look at the wedding blogs, I feel like it’s all over the place. Do you think it’s a bad idea to choose it as one of my colors?
This is a great question! Before I directly answer your question, it’s important to understand that color is just a part of your event design which is the look and feel of the wedding. While the colors are important, they aren’t the end all be all of the wedding. It’s more than just the aesthetic that makes a wedding your own. So, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to pick the “right” colors.
With that being said, your colors are another chance for you to personalize your wedding and choose something that reflects not only who you two are individually but as a couple. I also feel that colors express a feeling and that feeling gets felt throughout the wedding. Some are bright and happy, others are soft and romantic, others are quirky or classic or bold or perhaps a nod to a destination location. You want your wedding colors to reflect you and evoke the feeling you want for your wedding.
So, to answer your question, if you’ve always been a fan of green and you want to use it your wedding, go for it! Whether you use mint green or not is more a question of whether you personally like mint green (is that your favorite green?) or if you’re just seeing it a lot (since it’s definitely a part of the wedding color trends right now) and that has permeated your mind.
What I want you to do is imagine yourself 10, 20, 30 years from now. If you look back on your pictures, will the mint green still be a happy color for you? Or will it feel old and dated? You want your wedding to feel timeless because it represented you well. If the mint green does that and gives off the right feeling, then don’t worry about the wedding color trends. But if you’re not getting that right feeling, find a green that does do it for you. It will be a better fit and you’ll be happier with how everything turns out both on the wedding day and in the years to come.
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