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The best colour schemes for an Italian wedding

The best colour schemes for an Italian wedding - Maids to Measure

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Whether it’s in an urban or rural setting, Italy makes for a fantastic location for a wedding. As such, it can be easy for guests and bridesmaids to get caught up in the excitement of the trip abroad without thinking about how their look might fit within the overall colour scheme of the wedding. The following colour schemes will give you an insight into what to expect from an Italian wedding. 

Significance of colour schemes in weddings 

When it comes to planning a wedding, let alone a wedding abroad, there are many considerations to make. This can lead to the colour scheme of the wedding being overlooked in favour of other organisational tasks. However, colour choices can dictate the overall aesthetics of a wedding. When selecting the perfect colour scheme for bridesmaid dresses, it's essential to consider the season in which the wedding will take place, as well as the colour palette of the venue and its surroundings. 

Traditional colour choices for bridesmaid dresses 

For spring weddings, soft pastels like blush pink and baby blue can evoke a sense of freshness and new beginnings. In autumn, richer tones of red or burnt orange symbolise the changing environment. However, timeless classics include shades of blush, champagne, navy, other neutrals like peach bridesmaid dresses. These colours create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere which often complements the bride's gown and the wedding venue. 

Our colour picks for Italian weddings 

For the purposes of these recommendations, we are going to assume the couple has chosen to have their wedding in Italy to experience warm weather (as well as any personal connections of course). Therefore, the following colour schemes are intended for Italian weddings taking place in spring and summer. 

Light blues 

Weddings by the sea are quite common in Italy given its Island status, which makes blue the ideal colour to incorporate your look with that of the surroundings. Dusty blue bridesmaid dresses or another kind of pastel shade is ideal. Shades of blue can also be effective at evoking themes of wisdom, peace, and trust. Blue outfits can be considered ‘classic’ for any wedding due to the ‘something blue’ wedding trend. 

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Deep greens 

A colour scheme focusing on strong shades of green can perfect for paying homage to the natural surroundings of the ceremony. This is especially appropriate for Italian weddings that take place in the gardens of a large property or outside. In addition, this choice is particularly well suited to pairing with neutral colours like the blacks and whites that are often featured on the bride and groom. Green bridesmaid dresses can also create an elegant look for a group. 

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Purples and lilacs 

Lilac bridesmaid dresses are ideal for evoking newly bloomed spring buds and flowers. This is less bold than purple but still brings with it a sense of royalty and wealth. Lilacs work beautifully when paired with gold, silvers, and greys.  

Shop bridesmaid dresses for abroad weddings 

Maids to Measure stock dresses in a wide range of colours and styles so as to allow wedding guests to create a look that’s perfect for Italian weddings. For those seeking a bold statement, we offer unique colour options for a vibrant and contemporary twist to bridesmaid dresses. Think jewel tones like emerald green, rich burgundy, or golden yellow. Feel free to request a sample if you’d like to test out a colour scheme ahead of time and contact us if you have any questions.  


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