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Brides Find Choosing Wedding Colors a Challenge

Ottawa, ON  -- Apr 26, 2007 -- /prbuzz/ -- Today’s brides find that selecting their wedding colors is one of the most difficult decisions in planning their wedding, according to Gail Oliver and Gisele Sullivan, authors of the book, Weddings with Style.

“More and more brides are finding it very stressful to choose a color scheme as it sets the overall tone of the wedding and reception,” said Oliver. “Until they decide on their colors, they really can’t finalize a lot of the other details. Since the colors will be used in so many costly elements of the wedding – like bridesmaids’ gowns, invitations, and centerpieces – most brides can’t afford to change their mind.”

As such, the authors have come up with some suggestions to help brides deal with the color dilemma. One of the things they recommend is to start is with paint companies. Every year most paint manufacturers will come out with their annual color trends brochure in which they will recommend a series of three or four trendy new colors that compliment each other. The authors recommend brides choose the color in the combination that they like the most and make it the dominant color – which would then be used for bridesmaids’ dress, groom men’s ties, invitations, etc. They then recommend choosing one or two of the other colors as accents for bouquet flowers, centerpieces, table napkins and so forth.

Oliver and Sullivan believe that it is best to use one main color and no more than one to two accent colors, and white, cream or ivory should be somewhere in the mix. But the authors feel that you don’t have to have more than one color if that is not to your liking. Simply choose a color you like and use two or three different shades of it. The great thing is pretty much everything– from flowers to gowns – can be dyed.

The rest of the authors’ suggestions for picking a color scheme, as well as more of their wedding ideas can be found on their website at Their book, Weddings with Style, is available now through

About the Authors
Gail Oliver and Gisele Sullivan first starting writing wedding books in 1998 and formed their own publishing company, Dream Concepts Publishing. In 2005, leading e-book publisher BooksonStuff acquired the publishing rights to Weddings with Style, which is sold exclusively online through booksellers such as The authors and their ideas have been quoted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Contact Information:
Gail Oliver
Dream Concepts Publishing Inc.
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Phone: 613-821-5275
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