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20 colorful wedding ideas to brighten up your big day

Photograph by Lindsey Mueller

We’ll always have a soft spot for the romantic feel of neutral and pastel hues, but we also like the recent resurgence of colorful wedding ideas and bold, eye-catching details. If your vision of the wedding is less “ethereal dream” and more “colorful party”, then we think you will be crazy about these vibrant and lively ideas.

Grab your sunglasses! Here are 20 bright and colorful wedding ideas to add a rainbow of colors to your big day.

Creative Brown Fox

Wedding invitations

Decorate your wedding stationery suite with a turquoise, yellow and pink color palette to set an energetic tone for your big day.


Bride shoes

Don’t be afraid to wear colorful shoes in the hallway! We love this fierce pair of stilettos, which would also make a great accent as your “something blue.”

Shannon Skloss Photography

Preparation equipment

Floral tunics and rompers are pretty, but if you’re looking for a more unexpected option for your party outfits, colorful cotton dresses are cute and comfy. These traditional Oaxacan dresses would be perfect if you are having a wedding in Mexico.

Winston & Main

Protea Bouquet

Proteas are colorful, but they also have a unique and eye-catching shape. This sparkling bridal bouquet from Protea includes the pincushion and ice pink varieties – two of our favorite flowers if you’re looking to spice up an ordinary arrangement!

In full bloom

Colors Orange

If you’re getting married in spring or summer, take another look at this asymmetrical bouquet of roses and oranges. The combination of buttercups, roses and tulips is happy and whimsical!

Anything but gray events

Pink suit

Would you dare to wear a bubblegum pink suit on the big day? This boyfriend did it! If you go for a trendy look like this, be sure to keep the look tailored and outfitted with minimal accessories for the most polished effect.

Photograph by Erin McGinn

Wedding poster

Ribbons are one of the easiest colored wedding ideas to incorporate into your décor. Accompany them with an outdoor sign and let the breeze take care of everything.

Bohemian Highway Photography

Flower curtain

Set the stage for your vows with a curtain of carnations in an ombré color palette. This is a relatively easy backdrop to recreate, and it looks amazing in wedding photos!

Photograph by Lindsey Mueller

Use a celebratory banner to decorate any space in your venue that needs a little sprucing up. Hang it above the dessert bar, near the welcome table, or even on a blank wall as a photo background for your guests.

Blome’s role

Ceremony background fabric

A wall of giant paper flowers makes an important statement, whether you use it on your ceremony altar or as part of your reception decor (or both!). Add a few fresh flowers along the wall for even more detail and visual interest.

Halter Ranch

Smoke bombs

Gather your wedding party and get ready to take the highest gram value photo of all time! Smoke bombs are one of the most colorful and trendy wedding ideas right now, and if nothing else is there, they are just plain fun. You can find them in a range of colors, but we love how this rainbow assortment turned out!

Gideon Photography

Lounge area

Build your wedding hall using stylish rental furniture, like this mix of mid-century modern pieces. Then add sparks of color with pillows, rugs, and potted plants as a fresh green accent.

Pixies and petals

Giant balloons

Oversized balloon installations are an innovative idea if you are looking for a creative way to fill an open space in your gathering place. If this daring concept doesn’t fit your wedding day style, you can always try it at your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or post-wedding celebration.

To organize events

Ombré centerpieces

Why choose one color when you can have it all? Line your reception tables with low centerpieces with ombré flowers. The result: one of the prettiest and most colorful wedding ideas we’ve ever seen!

To organize events

Chairs decoration

Adorn the backs of your chairs with cheery flowers and personalized signs (like “First Mate” and “Captain” for a nautical wedding) to add color to your reception space. Gold Chiavari Chairs + Floral Garlands = Wedding Decoration Goals!

Something Old Rentals

Wall accents

Don’t stop at table settings – expand your wedding décor on the walls of your reception venue by flowers in coordinating colors. This decorative accent looks best if the walls are totally white or relatively unadorned.

Vanessa Noel Events

Geometric corridor

Geometric patterns and colorful wedding ideas are a perfect match. Incorporate patterned runners into your centerpieces for instant table scenery.

My flower box Events

Magenta Pops

Light acrylic details (like these ghost chairs) will fade when paired with bright color accents, making the colors pop even more!

The Green Oaks

Dip dyed macrame

Macrame decoration is the essential detail of the moment for any bohemian wedding. A pink dip-dyemacrame background is artsy and playful.

MJB Cakes

Cake topper

Basic buttercream cake no more! All it takes is a colorful bouquet of pink bougainvillea (and a garden rose for good measure) to easily brighten up a simple white confection.

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