Color: A Little Goes A Long Way

by Rhonda Allen
(Atlanta, Georgia)

What is one of the easiest ways to add a little extra something to your wedding reception without breaking the bank? Color. You do not have to spend a lot to get it either. That is what makes it so great!

There are so many different ways to gain color. Think stones, crushed glass, satin ribbon (not organza unless you want a more sheer look), colored water, floating candles, colored votive holders. All of these things you can get a your local craft store relatively inexpensively.

Strategically placed, a little splash really does go a long way. When talking about accent, the key is to enhance the main color, complement it, not overtake it. Colors like gold, silver, yellow and burgandy work well with many primary colors. Additionally, color accents can be obtained through elements like a satin ribbon around a round or square centerpieces, an organza sash on the chairs, or, if you want a more dramatic look, through satin or damask napkins laid at the center of each place setting.

Consider a color scheme. If you want to go a little edgy, try pink, white and black, green, purple and ivory. Want more elegance? Gold, burgandy and ivory are always safe and lovely.

The trick is to start with a basic color and add hints of your color(s) in such a way as to be pleasing to the eye.

The choices really are endless!

On with the planning...


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by: Anonymous

I'll have to take your advice. I was about to go overboard using my primary color. I will try to add more subtle touches. Thanks.

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