Silver is a very popular colour. Silver is cool like gray but livelier, more playful. Silver can be sleek and modern colour. Silver often symbolizes riches it can be glamorous and distinguished. Silver is the traditional Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary gift.
Shades of Silver
Colours to Compliment Silver Weddings
Silver 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 silver 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 elegant, traditional and luxurious you should use silver care fully in small doses. Silver combined with neutral colours such as grey, black and white looks subtle, classy and sophisticated at a wedding. Add sparkle to fresh colours like turquoise, cherry red, sea greens and mid blues to make them stand out and give them a feeling of extravagance. Remember with cool 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 fresh, 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 silver and tone it down it to create that not tacky but grandeur wedding theme.
Silver can work amazing not only as the primary colour at a wedding but also when being used to adding glam to other colours. Adding silver to certain colours can change the look completely and help colours adapt to different seasons for example using silver as the accent colour to deep greens, blues and purples will also give you a gorgeous luxurious colour scheme for winter weddings.
Colours to Avoid in a Silver Wedding
If you are going for that classy, elegant wedding most of us dream of then there are some rules when using silver. Always use silver in small quantities and stick to one shade of silver throughout the wedding. The colours you choose to compliment silver should have depth and be strong silver lends glamour and calming to these colours. Silver paired with very bright warm such as very bright orange, fiery reds, gold, browns, lime greens, bright yellow and peachy colours will take away from the glamour of silver and give a less then classy look to a wedding. Just remember warm colours go with gold and cool colours go with silver.
Silver 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 silver flowers, balloons and confetti through to silver chair covers, ribbons and candles for day and gold 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.
Silver 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 silver 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 silver theme as they will be concealed but also beautifully presented. Another option is to introduce that accent colour again whether it is black or pink 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 silver 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, stationary 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 silver foil covered chocolate coins or other sweets would be a great idea and keep them amused through the speeches, perfect.