When it comes to choosing you wedding colors, gemstones, and flowers, they all come with meanings. So when you choose these items, do you know what they are implying? Each culture has their own interpretation of what these items mean. There are some of these items that are considered lucky to some cultures and unlucky to others.
Here are some lists of wedding colors and what they mean:
Red – In Western cultures this means love and passion. This is normally chosen by males and outgoing people. In Chinese culture most brides wear it because it symbolizes happiness, good fortune, and good will. Red can also represent bad temper and anger. Since red is also the color of blood, it has a strong meaning of life and vitality.
Pink – This is the color of universal love which makes it a popular choice for weddings. This is the favorite color for lovers of beauty. If you choose a pink carnation as part of your bouquet or arrangement, it means "I will never forget you." It also promotes caring, love, self-worth, tenderness, and acceptance. A darker shade of pink is believed to neutralize violence, disorder, and aggression.
Orange – This can stir up the sense of fire that creates a warm atmosphere. It is believed that brighter shades of orange promote and high energy, while faint shades of orange reduces tension and stimulate one's appetite.
Brown – This promotes warmth and comfort, so it is considered a popular wedding color. Most people believe that if brown is their favorite color, they are said to be orderly and conservative. The negative side is being lazy. Brown helps stabilizes other colors to help promote practical energy and mental focus.
Yellow – Is cheerful since it is associated with the sun. Yellow is widely used during springtime. In China this is considered an imperial color. Each shade of yellow has a different meaning. If it is bright and sunny it is full of creative and intellectual energy, symbolizing joy, happiness, and wisdom. If it is yellow-green it is said to bring deceit and creates disorientation.
Green – This has its pros and cons. In the 15th century, people believed that green encouraged fertility since most brides chooses this for the wedding. It is also considered to be negative and that it fosters jealousy and blessings on nausea. On the positive side, green is said to attract balance, well-being, and money.
Blue – Symbolizes infinity and serenity. Keep in mind that there are also some blue shades that create a feeling of sadness. Blue representations inspiration, sincerity, spirituality, and is often the choice of conventional people.
Purple – In the western culture, this is associated with Royalty since it was once hard and expensive to produce. Purple is believed to be the color of good judgment and is profitable to people who seeks fulfillment in their spiritual being.