When it comes to planning your wedding, there are many things to make decisions about, but the majority of them can’t be decided until you choose your wedding color combination.  Whether it is your bridesmaid’s dresses, the flowers, the table decorations, or even the wedding cake, determining your wedding color combination first will make these additional decisions easier.

While you can choose whatever colors suit your style, there are definitely some things to be considered regarding wedding color combinations. So, before you start planning and having your heart set on things being a certain way, consider these tips for determining your wedding color combination.

Selecting Your Wedding Color Combination

Pastels, bold colors, traditional hues, or something else- when it comes to wedding color combinations your imagination is the only real limit. However, that doesn’t mean that having some guidelines won’t help.  If you are overwhelmed by the myriad of colors to select from, here are some wedding color combination tips to keep in mind.


What colors you pick say a lot about you and your partner. Are you an energetic team always looking for adventure? Then you may wish to choose bolder colors like turquoise, fuchsia, or yellow paired with a traditional black or navy. Are you more relaxed and enjoy taking things slow? Use softer hues with splashes of bold colors for an element of surprise.


Planning an outdoor, rustic wedding? Then lots of greenery will be natural to incorporate. Pair that with colors common to local vegetation- whether that be the blues of a lake or beachside venue or the lighter colors found in a wooded area.

Time of Year

While there is certainly nothing wrong with yellows, oranges, and reds at a spring wedding, most people associate these colors with a fall wedding. And, while red and white may be perfect at Christmas or Valentine’s Day you might not want to make those colors your focus for a summer wedding- unless, perhaps your nuptials will be around July 4th!

Specific Wedding Color Combinations to Think About

Still not sure what colors to combine for your wedding? Here are a few ideas and what they bring to mind:

  • Red and Gold- Passion and love
  • Green and Ivory – Luck, health, and tranquility
  • Yellow and Lavender – Happy, upbeat, joyous atmosphere
  • Rich Yellow, Orange, and Red – Boldness and warmth
  • Blush, Emerald, and White – Sophistication
  • Gold and Cream – Simple, soft, and charming
  • Black and Gold – Elegance
  • Shades of Yellow – Happiness, joy, optimism
  • Gold and Lavender –  Elegance meets charming, with a touch of whimsy

Choosing your wedding color combination is a fun part of the planning process. Put some thought into them, and consider visiting your wedding venue and talking to an events coordinator. At Gala Events Facility our staff has assisted in numerous weddings and can help you make a decision that works for you and your wedding party as well as your chosen area of Gala for your wedding festivities. Give us a call, we would love to hear from you.