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CHOOSING wedding colour s is the first step to plan-
ning your big day. Almost nothing else can be done
before this has been decided upon as every element of
your wedding usually incorporates your colours to
some degree. The colours you choose set the theme
and tone of the wedding. In addition, they need to suit
the complexions of both the bride and groom-to-be,
so that you do not look washed out, pale or yellow in
your photographs.This is not as simple as merely decid-
ing on two or three colours that you like together.
The first step to deciding on colour s is to go dress
shopping. As most married women will know, you sel-
dom come back with the dress you originally had in
mind or even on paper. The style and colour of your
dress will play a major role in determining the look
and feel of the rest of your day. If you end up choos-
ing an ivor y dress with lace detail and vintage embell-
ishments, a modern mixture of pink and turquoise will
not work, for example.
Then, consider your personal skin tone as well as
that of your husband-to-be and make sure that you
choose something that compliments both of you. Skin
tones are classified as winter (blue or pink under-
tones, usually brunettes with deep-coloured eyes),
summer (blue or pink under tones, pale skin, natural
blondes or brunettes with light-coloured eyes),
autumn (golden under tones, warm brown eyes) and
spring (golden undertones, blonde or strawberry
blonde hair, freckles and blue or green eyes).
Winters should opt for sharp, stark and clear
colour s; such as navy, black, white, red and icy tones.
Do not wear beige or gold. Summer s look great in
pastel colours with pink and blue under tones.
Examples are lavender, rose-brown and plum.
Autumns should wear camel, beige, r ust and dark
brown, and should avoid blues. Springs are best suited
by warm colour s like golden yellow, peach and brown.
By wearing the correct colours, you will look healthy
and radiant, your eyes and teeth will be more dazzling
and your hair will appear healthier.
Your colour choice also depends on the time of
day of your wedding. For instance, midnight blue and
silver would not work very well for a champagne
breakfast, but would be exquisite for a grand evening
affair. If you are having a spring-themed wedding, it
would conflict with the tone if your colours were
brown and gold, for example.
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