Selecting your color scheme should be first on your list when planning your event, whether it's a wedding reception, birthday, anniversary, reunion, theme party or more. Why?
Your color palette ties all the elements of your event together, starting with the invite, which set the style of event to be celebrated. The invite sets the theme, so make sure the colors chosen are reflected on your invite.
Most people select colors base on their favorite color, what's trending, etc., however, your colors should compliment the venue and time of year.
Metallics look wonderful with dark tones. If using bright colors, use various colors to soften the look. Your objective is to have a harmonious blend of colors, setting, food and all the details that make for a successful event.