Most brides, when coming up with the colors and relative theme of their wedding, forget to take into consideration, the already established ambiance of their selected venue. This is why one of the first steps any bride should do after announcing their engagement is to visit and select their venue.
Not only will choosing your venue set the wedding date, but it will also set the tone for your color scheme.
If a bride is thinking that she wants a rustic theme with neutral colors, a hotel venue wouldn’t necessarily be the best location for that theme. If the bride is thinking eclectic and vivid colors, maybe a church wouldn’t necessarily be the best location. For example: if a bride wants a spring themed wedding with plums, pinks, purples, and silvers, but the venue has walls that are a bright vivid burgundy, with dark wood and gold trim, tables that are dark cherry and gold and burgundy chairs; this would not work with her color scheme that she had in mind.
Keep in mind that older churches tend to have older style carpet and decor. So if the church has vivid red carpet and the bridesmaids dresses are an emerald green, the wedding can end up looking Christmas themed in the middle of June.
Before you set your date, check out the venue first and make sure that particular venue and its decor will work with your color scheme. It can already be an overwhelming process to pick a venue, but it’s still super important that a bride takes the venue's decor into consideration when she's planning.
If the venue is neutral, you are not limited with your color scheme.
If the venue is anything outside of a neutral background, be selective.