When you are looking to capture the interest and imagination of your guests, the best thing to do is to keep them guessing. One of the better ways to achieve this is to transition your event’s color scheme throughout the day. Remember that the different aspects of your event – ceremony, cocktail hour and reception – don’t have to match. In fact, it’s better if they don’t!
Start with a subdued and elegant ceremony in soft shades (you can never go wrong with ivory, platinum and soft blush tones).
As your guest gather around the cocktail area after the ceremony, give them a glimpse of what’s to come later in the evening by kicking the colors up a notch. Keep the linens crisp and simple in neutral tones, but have fun with the flowers… interesting containers, bright compositions… you get the idea.
Then, when your reception space is ready for the big reveal… blow their socks off with saturated rich tones. Think deep purples, hot pink or warm ambers. Basically, let them know that it’s time to party! You could even coordinate your lighting to have it gradually get deeper as the night goes on, becoming brightest and most saturated as the band/DJ kicks things into gear.
We hope you’ll be inspired to keep things fresh and build anticipation for your guests!
On another note – Remember to join us this Saturday, April 10 for the East Greenwich Wedding Walk! We’ll be set up inside New England Invitations on 36 Main Street with some lovely floral eye candy for you to devour… Make sure to stop by and say hello. We’d love to make a proper introduction!