In the immortal words of Billy Idol, "It's a great day for a white wedding."
But what if you want a more colorful wedding? There are tons of ways to incorporate color into your wedding décor: flowers, tablecloths and other linens, lighting, balloons, drapery, etc. You can also more subtly incorporate color into your wedding day attire.
No longer are you limited to dresses in either stark white or off-white. Many ateliers now offer dresses in blush pink or pale blue as a matter of course. And some designers are branching out even further on the color palette, with vibrant jewel tones. Traditional East Asian and South Asian brides have always worn colorful bridal attire.
Imagine a stunning ruby necklace with a sweetheart or off-the-shoulder neckline. Or dramatic emerald drop earrings with an elegant up-do. Jewelry, whether costume or genuine gemstone, is an easy way to add pizzazz to your outfit.
Your shoes are a subtle way to tie your look to your spouse-to-be and attendants' looks. Maybe your bridesmaids are wearing red dresses with gold shoes. You could wear either gold or red shoes. If you're wearing a full-length gown, only the tips of your shoes will be visible most of the time. Don't forget to wear a pair that is comfortable enough to stand and dance in all night!
Pale pink is the most common bridal nail color, with a French manicure being the most popular overall nail choice. Your wedding day is not the time to try something bold for the first time, but if you're a nail polish maven who likes to have the most trendy colors on her tips, there's no reason why you can't go bold on your wedding day. Choose a color that complements your décor or other color elements of your attire.
The most obvious way to include a pop of color is with flowers. Some brides like the white-on-white look. Others choose white flowers for their 'maids and carry a bouquet in the color of the bridesmaid dresses, for an inverse look. Still other brides have a multi-colored bouquet, with smaller, complementary bouquets for the attendants. Flowers come in every color in the rainbow, so there's no limit to your creativity. Just remember that out-of-season flowers will be more expensive. Your florist can guide you to the right blooms if you supply the color scheme.