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Picture Perfect Pastels: How to Add a Splash of Spring Without Overdoing It!

Looking to have a pastel themed wedding, but don't want to add too much color? Check out these great ideas to help make your planning less stressful!

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April has arrived along with the beginning of spring which means wedding season is here as well! The beautiful weather allows for the perfect wedding day, but first, you must choose your theme and plan it all out. Whether you’re planning a wedding for next spring or putting the finishing touches on your big day that is coming up soon, we have some great ideas on going with a pastel colored theme without it being “too much.”

Easter is at the end of the month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want your wedding to look like one gigantic Easter egg! Colors are a very important part of a wedding, they make the details stand out and your guests will surely notice them. We have some pointers on ways to have a little fun and incorporate pastel colors into your wedding planning, without your guests noticing them for the wrong reasons.

The Bridesmaids
Throw a splash of color into your wedding party by having your bridesmaids each wear a pastel colored dress. Great pastel colors to wear include light blue, light yellow, light pink, light green, peach or lavender. If you aren’t interested in having each bridesmaid wear a different color, add a different pastel colored ribbon to each of their dresses. This will allow for a more subtle pop of color and will create a pretty, yet simple, look. Another great way for the ladies to wear pastel colors is on their feet! Choose a neutral colored dress for them to wear, and then have each wear pastel colored heels.

The bouquets are a very important addition to your wedding. They really stand out during photos and are a great way to represent your theme. Since your bouquet will most likely be complimenting a white dress, you can really dress it up with any color you’d like. You can put a bunch of pastels into it, or leave it simple by only adding a color or two. Another simple, chic look is to add pastels into a neutral colored bouquet, creating just a hint of color to be shown.

The Cake
Although your cake will be in pieces at the end of the night, it is essential to have an amazing cake that stands out and again, also corresponds to your wedding theme. You can get as wild as you’d like with your cake planning, making each layer a different pastel color or you can stick with one or two colors to keep it simple. Make your cake really stand out by adding pastel flowers to a white cake. When pastels are added on to something that is neutral, it sometimes stands out more than a bunch of pastels all together!

Your centerpieces are one of the first things your guests will notice when walking into the party. Spray paint or paint mason jars for a cute centerpiece and add some flowers to complete the look. Another fun idea is to use a small pail instead of a mason jar, painted the way you desire. Be sure to purchase metal pails so they’re easier to paint. To save some room on the table, you can even paint the table number onto them!

When it comes to the favors, you can wrap it in pastel colored packaging or you can make the favor itself something pastel! A cute idea is to give out peach colored marshmallow shaped knots, thanking your guests for helping you “tie the knot.” If you’re going to give out a general favor, wrap it up with vivid pastel colors and ribbons.

We hope these suggestions help you plan the ideal pastel wedding without going overboard! Add a hint of color to anything else you’d like, being sure to let all the small details stand out. Let your big day be a memorable one for not only you, but your guests as well!


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