We love rainbow weddings! Hive member conRtist planned one uber-colorful wedding and we’re thrilled to have her guest posting on how to pull off a rainbow wedding of your own!
I can’t say I’m an expert, but I did manage to pull off a colourful wedding that everyone loved! This is a quick amateur guide to help anyone else planning a rainbow wedding.
1. Convince your fiancé.
Don’t laugh; most guys are a bit worried about having a rainbow wedding. It may hurt their manly-ness! It took me a while to convince my fiancé but eventually he came around…but he refused to help me choose colours on the grounds that he is colourblind. A clever excuse…haha.
2. Choose your colours.
It’s all fine and dandy to choose “rainbow,” but you need to choose a certain shade of each colour; otherwise it could be a big mess. All pastels, all brights, all darks—there are plenty of possibilities!
As you have probably already read on the ‘Bee, paint chips are your friend when choosing colours. Also choose a base colour: white, black, or any neutral tone you like. This will help tie the whole look together.
3. Tell everyone involved!
Once your colours are set make sure everyone knows the right shade. While explaining my colours to our reception coordinator we had to clarify dark green as “cordial green” and purple as “Cadbury purple.”
4. Not every aspect of your wedding has to be rainbow!
What made you decide on a rainbow wedding? Was it that amazing cake you saw or the multi-coloured bridesmaids?
The favours in all colours or those beautiful rainbow roses.
Decide what parts of your wedding you want to be colourful and concentrate on those. Do not overload your day with colour.
5. Consider an un-rainbow bridal party.
Just because it’s a rainbow wedding doesn’t mean you have to have seven bridesmaids in seven colours, as amazing as that looks. Choose one of your colours—it works just as well. Get together with your girls and decide as a group or choose with your fiancé.
My two bridesmaids wore purple and the groomsmen had silver ties, and they all looked amazing! Nobody is going to question your lack of a rainbow bridal party.
6. Paper is your friend.
Paper—it comes in every colour imaginable and is your new best friend. One of the easiest ways to add colour is with your paper products. Menus, your seating chart, escort cards, your guestbook, or even your napkins for cocktail hour.
Another way to use paper is origami and paper flowers. These are my rainbow kusudama and white tissue paper flowers.
7. It’s in the little details.
Keep it simple and add little flashes of colour here and there.
And last but not least…
If you are extra lucky, God will give you rainbows all day!
I hope this has been helpful for future colourful brides! Good luck with all of your planning!
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