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Q: How many different colours should we incorporate into our wedding ceremony and reception venues?
A: Every wedding is unique, and bringing together all of your favourite design and décor details can be challenging. Tables and seating occupy a large portion of the wedding reception venue, so approach these items with care.
The linen, décor and chair covers should not take away from the cohesiveness of the venue or compete with the main focal points. For example, a bright sash on the chairs may distract from the centrepiece. If you have a subtle palette, you can get away with three or four tones of the same colour, but when you are going bold, keeping the selection down to two colours allows the centrepieces to pop and the theme to shine.
A great way to subtly bring in more colour is with reception stationery such as table numbers, menus, place cards and your seating chart. As well, accent tables such as a guest book, cake or candy table are a great place to bring in another colour or texture, adding to your overall feel without it becoming a distraction.
Kylee Houlahan is the owner of Planned Perfectly Specialty Linens & Draping, located at 199 Omands Creek Boulevard. Going into their tenth year, Planned Perfectly has the experience and expertise to aid in your décor needs. Whether your guest list is 50 or 1,000, they have the quantity and selection to make your event perfect.
Ask the Experts was originally published in V.I.B. Weddings Issue 1. We asked seven local pros to answer some of your commonly asked wedding planning questions. Read the magazine to find more inspiration, planning tips, fashion & real weddings.