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According to tradition, no wedding is complete without a three-piece orchestra, a rice toss, and most significantly, a color palette. However, times are changing, and once-compulsory wedding conventions are changing with them. In this modern age of podcast weddings and tropical elopements, is a wedding color scheme really necessary? Our etiquette experts weigh in on the issue.
Your wedding by no means requires a theme of any sort, but there are several factors to consider before you make your decision to forgo a color palette. In addition to setting the aesthetic tone for your celebration, a color palette is also an incredibly useful tool in guiding your choices. Forgoing a wedding color palette can be a manner of eschewing tradition and asserting your creativity and independence as a bride, especially if you're confident in your taste.
However, not all brides are blessed with the innate ability to create a streamlined and cohesive interior design without the help of a professional. Deciding on a concrete color palette can prevent your wedding from devolving into an explosion of clashing hues. So before making any conclusions, take a moment to ask yourself a few key questions: Do you have an objective and design-minded third party source like a wedding planner who can help guide you through the planning process and will tell you if your choices are too busy? Do you trust your taste enough to abstain from a color palette? If you answered yes, feel free to indulge in a color palette-free wedding.