Gold is a warm color that can be bright and cheerful as well as somber and traditional. Gold is the symbol of riches, wealth and prosperity. Using gold as your wedding colour theme should be done carefully as to not have a tacky looking finish. Those who favour gold are said to be optimistic. Gold is linked with divinity & is associated with those gods linked to the sun. Gold is the traditional gift for a Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.
Gold Colour Shades
Colours to Compliment Gold Weddings
Gold has always been a popular wedding colour, it looks stunning when used for embroidered detailing or lace on wedding gown but also as a main colour for wedding colour schemes. When choosing colours to compliment gold you could start with your favorite colour, the colour of a certain flower you must have at your wedding or even what colours suit your grooms and bridesmaids skin tones.
Every colour comes in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you. If you want you’re wedding to warm, traditional and luxurious you should use gold care fully in small doses. Gold combined with neutral colours such as ivory, cream and white looks subtle, classy and sophisticated at a wedding. Add richness to bolder colour such as deep purples, royal blues, rich reds and emerald greens to give a real regal feel to your wedding oozing with warmth and the sense of extravagance. Remember with warm colours little is more and you don’t have to over do it small doses are often more effective then large doses when it comes to bright, strong colours. Balloons, table decorations, bridesmaid dresses, cravats or the waist coat of the groom along with ribbons on the flowers or even the wedding cake would be the perfect examples of where you could use an accent colour along to compliment the gold and tone it down it to create that not tacky but grandeur wedding theme.
Gold can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to adding glam to other colours. Using a touch of gold to earthy colour schemes such as oranges, greens and browns will tone the colours down a little giving theme a golden glow. Adding gold to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using gold as the accent colour to deep greens, reds and purples will also give you a gorgeous luxurious colour scheme for winter weddings.
Colours to Avoid at a Gold Wedding
If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of then there are some rules when using gold. Always use gold in small quantities and stick to one shade of gold throughout the wedding. The colours you choose to compliment gold should have depth and be strong gold lends richness and warmth to these colours. Gold paired with pastel colours such as very pale pinks, pastel yellows, pale greens and lilacs will take away from the richness of it and give a less then classy look to a wedding. Just remember warm colours go with gold and cool colours go with silver.
Gold Wedding Decorations
Decorations besides the bride of course are a fabulous way to make a wedding have everybody saying ‘wow’. The perfect decorations should feature throughout your day displaying only the colours you have chosen for your theme. From gold flowers, balloons and confetti through to gold chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and gold napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centrepieces for night decorations can really make a wedding inviting and look stunning. Besides the usual decorations everybody thinks of its always nice to think hard and add personal touches that mean things to you to your decorations.
Gold Wedding Favours
Favours are the perfect way to say thank you to all your guests for attending your special day and will give them something they can keep to remind them of your wedding. Finding favours in gold will be an easy job but if you wish to give favours that don’t match your colour scheme you do have the choice of favour boxes and organza bags that come in all colours. Putting favours in small boxes or bags means you can give your guests anything you wish in any colour and they won’t detract from your gold theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is black or ivory it will still fit in with your colour scheme and you may have more option when it comes to buying the favours. Traditionally favours were sugared almonds, chocolates wrapped in foil or candy of some sort. That would work well with having an gold colour scheme as there are candy and foil covered chocolates in abundance in every colour imaginable, however if you plan to give something your guests can keep what about miniature bubbles, picture frames, stationery or even lottery ticket holders which has become very popular, these all come in almost all colours to fit in with any wedding. For the kids activity books and jars filled with gold chocolate covered coins or other sweets would be a great idea and keep them amused through the speeches, perfect.