Adding a Pop of Color to Your Wedding

When you think of weddings, you think of white. While some may see that as very limiting, I see it as a blank canvas to incorporate any color you wish. Often, people add "wedding colors" and it's usually one shade of a color, like a deep purple or emerald green or blush pink. What if, instead of focusing on one color, you added shades of many colors? I think it would be a lot more fun (and a lot less stressful) to fill your wedding with complimentary hues. 

When it comes to adding some color (and fun!) to your wedding, look no further than Oriental Trading. They've got everything you need for weddings, whether you want to do a few crafts projects, get something that's personalized, or something that's ready to go out of the box. Plus, with their new Marry Me page of their website, all the wedding items are in one easy to find place. I call that a win-win.

*Note: This post is a collaboration with Oriental Trading, but all opinions are my own. My love affair with them started way back when I first got their catalogs as a kid!

Let those table numbers stand out! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

Oriental Trading has everything you need to craft any project for a wedding or a party. Today, I've got 3 fun and easy projects you can make using Oriental Trading products and craft supplies. I've linked all the products I've used, so you've got everything you need in one easy-to-find place! Ok, enough with my blabbing... Let's get crafting!

Jordan Almonds 

Jordan Almonds don’t have to be boring! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

You will need:

Jordan Almonds in your wedding colors (I used coral, light blue, and pink)
White Tulle (here)
Contrasting Ribbon (here)
Thank You Charms (here)
Spoon (here)

Jordan Almonds don’t have to be boring! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

In many cultures, it's traditional to give out Jordan Almonds at a wedding. I'm Greek, and I can tell you for a fact that you can't attend a Greek wedding without receiving one of these bombonieres! For more info on Jordan Almonds, check this out.

How To:

1. Pick Jordan almonds in colors that match your theme.

2. Place 5 almonds in the tulle. I started by mixing my colors, but I realized I preferred all one color with a contrasting ribbon.

Jordan Almonds don’t have to be boring! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

3. If you want the bow in the back, loop your tag onto the ribbon. If you want your tag in the front, add it as you're making the loop of the bow. Oriental Trading also offers personalized ribbon, which would be even better to add! 

4. Once you've decided how you want your bow, slide your almonds into the middle of your tulle, grab the sides, and tie your ribbon around it in a bow.

Jordan Almonds don’t have to be boring! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!
Jordan Almonds don’t have to be boring! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

 

Table Numbers

Let those table numbers stand out! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

You will need:

White Table Numbers (here)
Paint or Spray Paint (here)
Paint Brushes and Palette (similar here and here)
Gold Foil (here)
Gold Foil Adhesive (I used this one)
Gold Glitter (here)
Mod Podge (here)

Let those table numbers stand out! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

People need to know where they're sitting, right? Why not lead them there in the brightest, glitziest way possible?!

How To:

1. Paint or spray paint your table numbers, but leave the edges blank. Do 2 coats, or as many as it takes to get smooth coverage, and let dry. (FYI- I used paint).

2. Paint the white edges of your numbers with foil adhesive. Work carefully so that you don't get it off the white edge. It sticks to anything with adhesive, so heed my warning and be careful!

3. Wait about 20 minutes for it to cure and be slightly tacky. Fun fact- this stuff dries sticky, so even if you wait a little too long, it'll still be sticky for the foil.

Let those table numbers stand out! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

4. Take your foil and cut/rip to size, then attach it to the edges of the numbers. Take your stiff brush and brush off any extra foil. This stuff gets messy, so put a paper or a plate underneath so you don't make a huge mess :)

5. To do the glitter edge, mix gold glitter with mod podge. Using a paintbrush, paint the mixture onto the edges in small sections. Before the mixture dries, sprinkle some glitter onto the wet glue to cover any bald spots. Continue until you've done the whole perimeter, then go back and fill in any bare spots.

6. To travel to the venue, wrap each with white tissue paper to prevent scratches. Do not assemble them until you arrive, as they are fragile and may snap in transit. 

Let those table numbers stand out! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

 

Welcome Basket

Your welcome basket doesn’t have to be formal! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

You will need:

Wooden box (I used this one, but this one is better!)
Acrylic Paints (here)
Paint Brushes and Palette (similar here and here)
Self Adhesive Letters (here)

Your welcome basket doesn’t have to be formal! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

Show your friends and family that this is bright occasion from the start with this fun welcome basket! You can also re-use it after the wedding to hold mail or greet guests in your entryway!

How To:

1. Take your letters and put your message on the box. I chose to keep it simple and write "Hi!" You can also do the couple's initials or a monogram.

2. Mix up your paints until they are the right color. Use a toothpick or a thin paintbrush to stir. If the paint is too light, it'll make it hard to read the Hi, so be aware of that when painting your box.

Your welcome basket doesn’t have to be formal! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

3. Carefully paint your basket. I did a different color for each bar to keep it interesting.

4. While your paint is still wet, carefully peel off your stickers using tweezers. If your box is like mine, I recommend you actually don't paint the inside of the box. It got really tricky with all the little rungs. Especially since I made my own colors, because I found that I would run really low and have to try really hard not to run out before I finished. 

5. Place your box on your welcome table and fill it with pashminas, ceremony programs, or bubbles!

Your welcome basket doesn’t have to be formal! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!
Your welcome basket doesn’t have to be formal! Click to see how I added a modern twist to this traditional wedding element, along with 2 other ideas to add a pop of color to your wedding!

With a little bit of crafting, and a whole lot of imagination, you too can make your wedding unique with a fun pop of color. I've got a follow-up post coming with ideas for getting your gals together for a fun crafternoon, so stay tuned!

Be sure to visit Oriental Trading and their Marry Me page to start customizing your own wedding!

So what do you think? Will you be adding a pop of color to your wedding? How do you plan to do it? Let me know in the comments below!