8 Perfect Color Combinations for Your Wedding

Your wedding color scheme will set the tone for the entire day. Darker hues are more formal and can be considered more refined and stylish, while lighter tones are more playful and romantic. By mixing and matching different shades of the rainbow, you can achieve all sorts of different tones and settings to help set the mood for your wedding. Here are eight gorgeous color combinations that are sure to fit any wedding style and personality.

1. Mint, gold and peach

Mint green has been an ultra trendy color for the past few years, and with its versatility as a pastel cool color, it is easily paired with most other shades of the rainbow. It looks particularly nice when paired with gold, both matte and sparkly, as well as warmer pastel tones such as peach. This contrast of warm versus cool colors in pastel tones is enough to be eye-catching and unique, yet it is not too striking of a difference to seem mismatched. These three colors create a gorgeous rustic springtime wedding palette.

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2. Pink, grey and ivory

Another fabulous combination of pastel and neutral hues is pink, grey and ivory. Pink and grey have long been coupled together as a beautiful contrast of light and dark, and the added neutral shade of ivory completes the palette. The best part about pink and grey is that no matter what shade you choose to go with for either color, the pair will still look great together. Baby pink and charcoal grey go hand-in-hand just as well as dark pink and light grey, and every combination in between. This palette is perfect for a soft, romantic look at your wedding.

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3. Navy, yellow and white

If you’d like to channel a nautical theme in your wedding, navy and white is the typical color scheme you’ll want to go with. Adding in yellow for a pop of brightness can both enhance and diminish the nautical effect; use a pale yellow to maintain the nautical theme, or use a bright or dark yellow for a totally different feel. Regardless of whether or not you are trying to achieve a certain theme, there is no question that navy, yellow and white are gorgeous colors that go perfectly together.

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The Beginners Guide To The Perfect Wedding Toast

Intro Wedding Toasts 101

When your friend bestows the honor of the wedding toast upon you, it should spark feelings of respect and accomplishment. However, most people feel a deep sense of dread at the notion of getting up in front of a large gathering during a lifetime event and giving the couple their send-off. Public speaking is a common fear, and when you add the fact that this is the event that ties two lives together, it’s only natural to be a little scared.

A million fears and questions can play out through your mind. Will you forget your speech halfway through? Will your palms start sweating? Will you shake so badly that your words come out in staggered bursts? Will you mumble? How much eye contact is enough? How should you move around? How do you gesture? Should you speak quickly or slowly? Are jokes okay? How sentimental is too sentimental? How long should this speech even be?

Don’t end up like this:

But fear not; the perfect wedding toast is just a few tips away. Before getting into that, what does a wedding toast entail? A wedding toast is given generally before the meal to commemorate the marriage, offer some personal back story and wish the couple well. That means that your speech should cover these three points. It’ll be less intimidating to think of the speech in increments rather than worrying about the whole package.

Start off by thinking of what you want to talk about. Don’t worry about the actual performance yet. Think about what stories you would like to share. This research period will probably take you a few days. If you rush this part, you’re going to have a weak speech to deliver come wedding day. Instead, give yourself a little time to remember how you all met, anything in their relationship that stands out, any words of wisdom you can impart and your overall sentiment towards the couple. Above all, your words must be genuine. If you fall into trite verse or make the speech impersonal, you’re going to leave your friends with a sour taste. Always keep in mind that this is an event that often comes once a lifetime, and you don’t want to butcher it by not making the right time investment in your speech.
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7 Crucial Questions To Ask Your Wedding Cake Designer

The wedding cake is definitely one of the most iconic items that you’ll have to plan for your big day. But just tasting the cake and choosing cake flavors are not the only things you need to consider when finding your dream wedding cake. The logistics and technicalities behind planning and choosing your wedding cake also need to be discussed with your cake designer to make sure things go smoothly. These are seven important questions to ask your wedding cake designer.

1. Do you have my date available?

Wedding cakes are a fairly time consuming process for bakeries, and weddings typically all fall on the weekends. You’ll want to make sure that the designer and bakery you’ve chosen have sufficient time and resources to dedicate to your cake. Ask them if they have your wedding date available and how many other cakes they have booked for that day. Sameen of Baked In Caked Out says that a good question to ask is how many wedding cakes they make per year, “as it tells you how much time will be invested on your cake.” If you feel that they’ve overbooked themselves, then this is not the bakery for you.

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2. How far in advance are wedding cakes prepared?

Because of the amount of wedding cakes that need to be made for each wedding date, bakeries tend to make their cakes in advance to accommodate for their busy schedules. Of course, having your cake ready closer to your actual wedding date is better for freshness and taste purposes. Also, the closer to your date the cake is ready, the longer it’ll last after you officially tie the knot.

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3. Who will bake my cake?

Zoe of The Cake Parlour suggests asking “if the cakes are homemade and if it’s possible to try them first.” Some bakeries have several people who contribute to a cake, including bakers and designers. Other bakeries have just one person who designs and makes the cake from start to finish. It’s important to know whether or not your cake is made in-house and whether or not there will be multiple people handling it so that you know who you need to communicate with in the process.

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Finding My Dream Dress by Amber Normand

When I was a little girl, I’d imagined myself in a poofy Cinderella dress when I one day married. I wanted to feel like a princess. As I got older, that image completely changed and was not at all what I’d wanted as a little girl. I no longer wanted the poofy Cinderella dress. I was looking for something different.

One of the most exciting things about wedding planning was finding my “dream dress.” Say Yes to the Dress on TLC always gave me a few ideas and I had this vision in my mind of exactly what I wanted. The search began to find that dress pictured in my mind. I was destined to find my princess dress. What I’d originally envisioned was a vintage dress with lots of lace (I’m not sure why, because I don’t care for lace all that much). I pictured a long lacy train, perhaps cathedral length. I wanted to wear my mom’s cathedral length veil which has lace all around it and has been sealed since 1982.

When I started my search, I looked in bridal magazines, on Pinterest and on the David’s Bridal website. I found many dresses with the vintage look that I liked, but none that I thought would work with my body type. I decided to pick out four dresses from David’s Bridal online and made an appointment to try them on in the store. The one that stuck out to me was nothing like I thought I’d get, but I must say, the more that I looked at it, the more I wanted THAT DRESS.
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