'Too much colour' or just different?

"Your colour scheme should have no more than four colours." Its apparently a rule. My wedding is fused with Indian culture, so it has well over four colours, but I keep getting told this 'rule' and its making me nervous. We have saris as table cloths, gold candle holders, a range of other items in other shades. Is it possible to pull off a full range of colour? Or is it just too much?

Erin G

Question Asked: 17/11/2016 Wedding Date: 11/02/2017 Wedding Location: Latrobe, TAS 7307


Most Helpful Response

Simply Elegant - Wedding and Events

South Australia

(0) Posted: 18/11/2016

Hi Erin, The most important thing to remember is that it is YOUR wedding. Take a tip, and don't listen to the 'experts' Your wedding theme sounds like a lot of fun. I love watching Indian movies not only for the sense of freedom but the colours are amazing. If your are not completely confident have a practice on a table at home incorporating all those colours. saris, gold candle holders and any other items that you have. Stand back, take a photo and see if it says wow. If it does you have beaten all of the experts. Hope your day is filled with fun, laughter and precious memories of family and friends celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs.

Wedding Hire Melbourne

Melbourne & Surrounding Suburbs

(40) Posted: 20/03/2017

It's all about balance. Balancing your colors to get the effect you are after. Having a base colour and incorporate the other colours to compliment and enhance our theme. Use the complimentary colours don't try and use colors that do not match this will make it look overdone and out of place. Using complimentary colors for an indian wedding such as reds, golds, pinks, oranges and whites.. This is already 5 colors but for your cultural these colors are complimentary and work well. Sometimes the extra colors is just a hint.


Mr Skye Candy -Fireworks

Victoria & New South Wales

(2) Posted: 13/03/2017

Hi Erin,

I'm a Fireworks Operator in Victoria & NSW AND I'm in the decoration section of Easy Weddings. I say "Fill the Sky with Colour and Noise", that's my rule. As much Noise and Colour as I can muster for Open Air Displays (also with Love Hearts in the sky) On the other hand: White Clouds to dance on surrounded by Silver Theatrical Sparks is FANTASTIC indoors for your Bridal Dance or Entrance.

It's your day, make the most of it.


(23) Posted: 24/11/2016


Breeze Weddings

SE QLD, North NSW

(16) Posted: 18/11/2016

It is absolutely fine to have as many colours incorporated in your wedding theme as you like. Especially being fused with Indian culture. Even 'Rainbow weddings' are getting very popular nowadays. Don't hold back, its YOUR day! Dare to be different! Angelina


Impeccably Styled Events

Adelaide & Regional

(1) Posted: 17/11/2016

Hi Erin, I personally think a cultured wedding would be the exception to the rule. We have a moroccan theme kit we hire out and it's filled with reds, oranges, pinks, yellows, purples, blues and greens and all the colours work great together. I think the key is to choose the right shades and findthe right balance. And as Succulent Centrepieces said below, you want your wedding to reflect your personalities and also honour your traditions. Go with your heart, break the rules in this case and have an amazing day.


(0) Posted: 17/11/2016

Hi Erin, from strictly a design perspective, yes 4 colours is the standard guide. But your wedding should match the personality and energy of you and your future husband. If you love bright colours, show them off, your friends and family will feel comfortable in a space that is truely yours.


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