Ways to Use Red in Your Wedding Color Palette in 2023

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Move over blush and blue! Red is a classic wedding color that can be used in many different ways. From bright and bold to more muted tones, using red in your wedding color palette can add a touch of elegance and romance to your wedding day. Today on the blog, we want to share some ideas on how to use red in your wedding color palette in case you are as inspired as we were by Pantone’s choice for the color of the year!

1 DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET MOODY

Some say moody, we say romantic. We thought we would start off this post to say when we say red, we don’t necessarily mean that your wedding should be bright like a stop sign. The red family is HUGE and some of our favorite red hues are shades of burgundy, which can seem a little moody (but in a good way).

2 ADD SOME COLOR TO YOUR GROOM’S SUIT

Red wedding color palettes have been trending this year, and grooms seem to be fully embracing them! From classic tuxedos with burgundy details to brightly colored suits – the groom’s outfit is definitely getting an injection of personality.

3 RED IN YOUR WEDDING COLOR PALETTE MAKES A STRIKING ACCENT

For couples looking to add a pop of color to their wedding palette, there’s no better choice than the striking hue of red in 2023. This is especially true for floral displays, like ceremony arches or centerpieces, which can be enriched and given a sense of warmth with vibrant accents of red. While other elements of your big day may take center stage with neutral hues, adding in some red flowers can make otherwise classic color palettes feel warm and inviting.

4 USE RED TO ROUND OUT PATTERNED BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Patterned bridesmaid dresses are becoming an increasingly popular trend for weddings and we are definitely a fan. Not only does this type of dress give bridesmaids more choice – by allowing them to pick different silhouettes, colors, and styles – but it also provides an effortless way to create visual interest throughout the wedding party. If you go this route, we recommend using darker shades of red.

5 THINK BEYOND ROSES WHEN CHOOSING RED FLORALS

Red Roses are gorgeous but not as versatile as some of the other red florals we have used in the past (and are looking forward to seeing in the 2023 wedding trends). When working with your wedding designer and florist, consider flowers like dahlias, peonies, or ranunculus to make a bigger impact. We always recommend asking your florist for ideas on what might be in season too!

DA Event Planning is founded by Daniela Alvarez, a wedding planner in Tampa who is dedicated to creating the most beautiful and memorable weddings for her clients. She is passionate about all aspects of wedding planning, from helping you with the vision and theme of your wedding to crafting the perfect timeline for your big day.