Blog post by: Kasey Skobel-Conyers, guest contributor and owner of Bliss Wedding & Event Design Picking your color palette is one of the first and most difficult design decisions you'll make when creating the overall design of your wedding. It's important to make sure the color palette you're thinking about using translates well into the space you're using for the ceremony and, particularly, the reception.

I always advise my clients to pick a palette of five--yes, you read that right, five--colors. This is necessary to create depth in the colors and decor. No one wants to see the same two colors used over and over again. Hello, prom!

Below is an example of a well-designed room. The bride's main color was purple but in this space, the color was lightened for the overall, bigger use of the space. The deeper purple that the bride originally liked is used in touches on the napkins, in some of the floral pieces, and on the cupcake display. Even the use of mixed metallics of gold and silver works so well in the room.

Photos courtesy Robert & Kathleen Photography

It was necessary to do this to make the color scheme make the most sense and look its best for the reception. As the evening went on, the lighting in the room became a more intense purple, but the transition was gradual.

Photos courtesy Robert & Kathleen Photography

Photos courtesy Robert & Kathleen Photography

Thank you Candice at Jubilee Events for letting me use this room as an example.