35 Incredibly Fun Ways To Add Color To Your Wedding

The wedding’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.

1. Swap confetti or rice for bright pom poms.

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2. Set up a garnish bar for drinks…

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…or a toppings bar for ice cream and cake.

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3. Build an ultra-bright bouquet.

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4. Frame the ceremony site in a bold, vibrant hue.

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5. Match ties to shoes…

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…or to socks.

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6. Ditch the all-white cake.

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7. Sport multi-colored manis.

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8. Customize the groom’s suit jacket with a hidden splash of color.

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9. Mix tones with a mod-inspired DIY backdrop.

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Easy how-to instructions on how to make one here.

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10. Or put together a balloon wall.

Perfect for photos.

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11. Tint the traditional champagne toast with a hint of color.

This one used a small splash of grenadine.

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12. Trade traditional flowers for fabric ones.

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Attach some curled ribbons for extra whimsy.

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13. Opt for an unexpected color scheme.

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Turquoise, orange, purple, and pink. Why not?

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14. Remember that wedding dresses don’t have to be all white.

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Experiment with add-on fabrics or dip dyes. The effect can be as bold or as subtle as you’d like.

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15. Hang colorful ribbons from the ceiling at the reception…

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Or behind the ceremony site.

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16. Slip on a vibrant pair of heels.

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17. Have your first look under a parachute.

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Bonus points if your groomsmen match the parachute.

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18. Brighten up the boutonniere.

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19. Stock the bar with colorful sodas.

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20. Give each bridesmaid their own hue.

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Your bridal bouquet can include a mix of all the flowers.

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21. Add a layer.

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Don a colorful cardigan or wrap when the sun starts to set.

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22. Don’t forget the cufflinks.

These are $12 on Etsy, and come in dozens of colors.

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23. Play around with unique decor and accents.

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Because the world can only handle so many mason jars.

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24. Use paint chips as seat markers.

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25. Amp up a neutral table setting with napkins that pop.

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26. Sprinkles!

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27. Incorporate a bold prop, like a bicycle…

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Or a bus.

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Bold indeed.

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28. Set up colorful lawn games…

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29. Or a piñata!

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Learn how to make a DIY piñata using Post-It notes here.

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30. Pass out whimsical ribbons to guests.

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31. Turn your guestbook into a colorful keepsake.

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32. Build an eye-catching (and easy!) centerpiece.

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33. Have props handy.

You can find these on Etsy.

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34. Hand out rainbow-colored wedding favors.

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35. Break out the crayons.

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Cover the tables with white butcher paper and let guests channel their inner Picasso.

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Ready, set, COLOR!

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