Avoid the Clash: Coordinating Flowers for Your Wedding

Whether you’re a traditionalist who prefers that everything match exactly, or have a more modern view on what colors and styles go together, you can likely agree that all combinations should mesh well together. Coordinating your flowers and décor for your wedding is in a sense its own art form. There are a few things to keep in mind as you plan for your big day, so we offer some tips to help you avoid clashing combinations.

Natural vs. Man-Made: If you’ve seen the Pinterest pictures with flowers that always appear to match the décor exactly, chances are they’ve been dyed, touched up, or aren’t real flowers. There are only certain colors found in nature. Conversely, there’s a much wider array of shades that can be created for your clothes or non-floral décor. Natural flowers will follow the rules of nature and only come in so many shades/varieties. If you add the seasonal nature of flowers to the mix, you may be at the mercy of a limited color pallet. However, limited colors do not mean limited style. Discuss the look and feel of your wedding with your florist in order to come up with arrangements that will work for you.

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To Match or to Complement: You don’t have to match your colors with your clothing exactly. In fact, given that you are viewing two different mediums, it’s almost impossible to get exact color matches on flowers and clothing. Just because the colors won’t match exactly, doesn’t mean they can’t be complimentary. Look for colors that complement each other, according to your personal preferences. If you’re not sure which colors will be complementary, there’s no need to go study color theory: discuss the options with your specialist and let them help you decide what will work best.

Compare and Contrast: If the matchy-matchy set isn’t really your style, you can also look to contrast certain elements. It will give your décor a much stronger design, which may be exactly what you were looking for. You can use this to really factor in your own style to the design of the day, or to accentuate your theme.

No matter what you decide for your décor colors, remember that it’s a great way to personalize your wedding day in a way that is uniquely you. If you need ideas or help completing your look, we’re happy to help guide you to a coordinated event that avoids the clash.