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Wedding Reception Tips: Adding a Splash of Color

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Whether you are having a late summer or fall wedding, colors can add just the right spark to your reception. Adding a hint of pastel blue or a bright vivid violet showcases your personal style. And of course, your wedding should reflect who you are!

From the wedding cake, gown, or centerpieces to venue decorations and flowers, a splash of color creates a personalized and unique feel to your wedding.

Simple Tips for Color Coordination on your Wedding Day

• Choose a wedding venue that suits your style. From a classic reception ballroom to a backyard barbecue, look at indoor/outdoor seating, style, furnishings, and personal design tastes.

• Once you’ve chosen your venue, look at the color of the carpet and wall décor. Use complimentary colors for additional decorations and table centerpieces.

• While wedding cakes are traditionally white, adding color to your cake is the perfect place to show your personality. From polka dots to flowers, work with your caterer to design the perfect wedding cake.

• Color coordination is about complimenting colors. Warm colors include reds, oranges and yellows and embody happiness and enthusiasm while blues, greens and purple are cool colors representing a sense of calm and professionalism. Complimentary colors include both a warm and cool shades of color.

• From invitations and flowers to reception napkins and favors, keep both color and style in mind. Whether you want your wedding to embody elegance, pizzazz or a down-to-earth fashion trend, using color coordination will transform your wedding into what you dream about!

For more hints on color coordination, read this article on The Knot.


Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer for weddings, social occasions and corporate events, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

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