Creating A Colour Scheme

I touched briefly on colour schemes for Autumn and Winter in the post for cold-weather weddings, and with a palette in front of you it’s easy to select a few colours that go together, but how do you go about creating a colour scheme from scratch?

To do this you need to both understand colour, and understand what kind of vibe you’re trying to create, whether it’s using different shades or tones of the same colour family, or clashing colours for a vibrant look.

We’re going to look in-depth at a colour wheel so that we can really understand the relationships between the colours!  There are more in-depth posts out there, but as our aim here is creating colour schemes for weddings, I’m going to stick to a few main groups.


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Budget Planning Made Easy

Budget planning for your wedding is so extremely important, and most brides don’t realise just how important it is.  It’s no good playing it by ear, not unless you’ve got the money to spare for going way over budget.  Another huge, and common, mistake is brides planning their budgets around their wedding, not their wedding around their budget.

We all have that DREAM venue, or that DREAM dress, but be realistic; can you afford it?  If you desperately want it, then do include it in your budget, but make savings elsewhere.  You’re spending extra on the dream dress, so maybe opt for a buffet instead of a sit down meal.  You’re getting your dream venue despite the extra money?  Don’t provide any drinks for toasts etc.  Bear in mind that your Groom may have other ideas on what’s important, so be sure to sit down and talk about what you both want from your wedding day.

As a bride these are the tough choices you’ll need to make.  To help you on your way, here is a complete budget planner, including a few blank lines at the end for anything that may be missing (God forbid!)

Budget Planner Preview

Click to download: CRAFTY BRIDES Budget Planner

For further tips on managing your budget, and your own expectations…

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A Wedding To Remember

So you’ve been slaving away planning your wedding, but let me ask you, what sets it apart from other weddings?  What are your guests going to remember about it in 20 years time?  I’ve gathered some great, and fun ideas to make your wedding extra memorable, from sending the save the dates right up to making the day itself a little different.  I hope you enjoy them!


1. Send a memorable Save The Date

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Save the date cards are the intro to your ENTIRE wedding.  They give people a taste of what the day is going to be like, so colour scheme, fonts, and anything else you think about are important.  Personally, I ALWAYS save any Save The Date cards or invites that I receive, so why not make them memorable?  They will give your guests a giggle, and let’s face it they’re more likely to remember the date!

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Money Saving Tips You’ll Actually Use

We’ve all read those pages on saving money when planning a wedding, but if you’re like me you’re probably reading a lot of them and thinking, “but I don’t want to do that…” Like, “Get married on a Wednesday morning!” – Why, when half of your guests can’t come?  “Invite less people.” – That’s the opposite of what I want. I want everyone I know to be there. That’s why I put together this list of money saving tips that, hopefully, you’ll actually use!

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