The meaning of orange is vitality & endurance, people who like orange are said to be thoughtful & sincere. As red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the warmth of the sun, orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow. It is a dynamic color which brings with characteristics of curiosity & wanting to try new things.

orange wedding themes

Orange stands for energy, sun, warmth and comfort. It is often used in autumn or fall wedding ideas. The guests will feel at ease when orange is used. Think of those rustic autumn leaves in rich oranges, spicy burnt and copper oranges, pumpkin, sun, sunset as warm wedding theme running from your shoe ribbons  to the reception.

Shades of Orange

Amber Orange, Apricot Orange, Champagne Orange, Coral Orange, Dark salmon, Flame Orange, Gamboge, Gold Orange, Mahogany Orange, Peach Orange, Persian orange, Persimmon Orange, Portland Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Rust Orange, Safety orange, Salmon Orange, Sunset Orange, Tangerine Orange, Tenné, Tomato Orange, Vermilion

Colours to Compliment Orange Weddings

Orange a beautiful, vibrant and friendly colour to use at weddings will invite your guests in with its warmth. When choosing colours to compliment orange 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 groom and bridesmaids skin tones.

As colours come in different shades and tones so you are bound to find one that will be perfect for you from light or pastel looking oranges to deep burnt or zesty oranges. If you want you’re wedding to warm and cheerful you should use neutral colours like the popular themes of oranges and lemons, apricot and almond or chocolate and orange or other warm colours combined with vibrant such as ivory, silver, white, golden yellows and small doses of red, even medium blues look great combined with orange. Remember with warm colours little is more and you don’t have to over do it, small doses are often more effective than 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 cake would be the perfect examples of where you could use an accent colour along to compliment the orange and tone it down to create that perfect passionate wedding theme. Using paler shades of orange such as peaches are seen to be more soothing than a brighter orange. If you’re after a warm friendly wedding, but are not into bold colours then peachy oranges will bring the perfect injection of colour for you and an ideal tone for mother of the bride hat trims and buttonholes.

Oranges as an Accent or Secondary Wedding Colour

Orange can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to give a more eye catching pop to duller colours. Using a touch of orange to colour schemes such as medium and deep blues, purples or even to black will add some intense energetic colour without being over powering. Combining orange to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using a burnt orange with a golden yellow and deep red will give a fabulous autumn wedding theme, using the same colours in brighter shades will change it from a autumn theme to a fun summer theme wedding.

Colours to Avoid at a Orange Wedding

If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of there are some colours that will definitely not give that impression when teamed with the colour orange. The colours you should stay away from when using orange in your wedding palette are extremely bright and neon colours. Some colours that just don’t give off that classy wedding look when paired with orange are turquoise, hot pink, kiwi/sage-green, bright pinkish-purples, neon yellow along with any other “glowing” colour you can think of. All the neon or glowing colours paired with orange will have your day looking like a carnival rather then a romantic wedding.

Orange 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 orange wedding flowers, balloons and confetti through to orange chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and orange napkins, table cloths, sparklers and centre pieces 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.

Orange 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 orange could be a hard job that’s where favor boxes and organza bags come in. 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 orange theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented.

Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is blue 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 orange 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 younger guests activity books and jars filled with orange jelly beans or bon bons would be a great idea and keep them amused through the toasts and speeches, perfect!