How To Change Your Wedding Colors When You Have To Postpone

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Tips From The Top Florists On Changing Your Wedding Colors

There are so many couples out there who’s big nuptial plans have been rocked by the pandemic. As we get a clearer picture on how to move forward, you may wonder what adjustments to make. Especially after postponing, your vision of your wedding day may have changed. To help navigate this time, I asked some of the top florists their advice on how to change your wedding colors and design.

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Trust Your Florist

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Probably one of the most important pieces of advice we can give is to trust your florist. And any other vendor for that matter. You hired a team of professionals for a reason. Annie of Best Day Ever Floral Design says, “My advice would be first to trust your floral designer as they will know the ins and outs of specifics and can lead you in the right direction.”

Early Communication Is Key

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During this time, I know many vendors are being flexible with couples through all the changes. We just want our couples to have the best wedding day ever! If you’re anticipating a change in date for your big day, communicate with your florist and other vendors ASAP. This prevents them from ordering the wrong items based on a previous vision.

Think Outside The Box

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Inessa Nichols said it best: “Have fun and really think outside the box. A smaller gathering doesn’t necessarily mean you should skimp on having fun. It’s so important right now for us to remember to celebrate these special moments safely even despite the challenges. Don’t be afraid of color, fun linens and an impactful installation.” (If you need some fun wedding color inspiration, we have a ton of examples like this arch created by Inessa!)

Postpone With Design In Mind

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Flowers are seasonal by nature, so a specific variety or color might not be available on your new date. Or if it’s available in another part of the world, that could drive up the cost to ship it. If you have your heart set on a certain look, you may need to push your date a year (or two!)

According to floral genius, Whit Hazen “The main piece of advice I would say is that if particular flower varieties are important to you, you’ll want to consider changing your wedding date to the same season the following year instead of postponing for a few months.” 

Lean Into The Season

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Alternatively, if your original wedding was set for the spring but is now rescheduled to late fall, consider a change in your wedding colors for the season.

According to Annie of Best Day Ever Floral Design “…Seasonal is always best! You can have a similar palette but specific flowers might change, and that’s okay! I always recommend leaning into season because those are the colors and textures that will naturally look best.”

I hope these tips will help guide you to choosing the best wedding colors and design! For more tips on how to navigate your wedding during this time, check out this post on adjusting your budget. And if you’re choosing to go the micro-wedding route, check out my post here!

Right now, more so than ever, it’s important to have a planner to help guide you. If you’re ready to begin the next phase of your wedding planning, contact me on my homepage here and let’s chat!

Feathered Arrow Signature Kari Dirksen


Expert Party Planner, Podcaster, and Creative Entrepreneur.

I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150+ weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I just launched a podcast with my work wife, Gabby Pinkerton of Cause We Can Events, called Just Another Biz Podcast! Go check it out!

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