Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Tips on How To Incorporate Patterns in Your Wedding

As more and more brides are looking for ways to make their weddings stand out, we're finding that the more daring brides are incorporating patterns into their color schemes.  We're all for taking a walk on the wild side, but there's a fine line between being unique and overwhelming your guests.  When it comes to adding a flair of pattern, here are five helpful tips.
1. Just as with makeup when it comes to using patterns, less is usually more.  Using bold prints or patterns can be beautiful, but not if you have it on EVERYTHING.  Be sure to use the print as an accent to bring out the other colors in your wedding.
2. Use your pattern as inspiration to help build your color palette.  For example if your pattern is hunting camo (here in the South, that's pretty popular these days!) use colors that will compliment the camo pattern, like tans, greens, browns.  Subtle colors that still match, but will make the pattern pop.

Here's an example of when using patterns go wrong. 

3. Get unique with pattern placement. It's always the details that people remember about a wedding, things that are special and unique to each couple.  So when incorporating a pattern, try to think of little ways you can be different. Tie it around your bouquet, put it on the guys' tuxes, or even use it in your lighting design.  Subtle places make the most impact
4. Pick a pretty pattern; all prints are not created equal, if you're going to be bold, be sure to pick a palatable print.  

5. Incorporate the pattern into your decor and pull the whole look together- the napkins or souvenirs are perfect places for you to get creative. 

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