Sometimes a classic combination like merlot and gray is the perfect choice for a simple yet affordable wedding color scheme. Why? Because it’s so pretty and so easy to work with.

Common Colors
Both gray and merlot are easy colors to shop for. You’ll find plenty of options when looking for wedding invitations, bridal party attire, reception linens and decorations. Merlot is an excellent color when it comes to choosing flowers. You can find flowers as cheap as gerbera daisies or as expensive as roses.

Make a Splash
Choosing gray as your neutral makes adding splashes of color a breeze! Merlot flowers against a gray tablecloth and merlot ties with gray suits are just a few examples of how beautifully this rich red hue stands out against a simple neutral color. The Weathered Lace Invitation with Free Response Postcard is another very pretty example featuring a gray, weathered wood background and merlot wedding wording.

Pretty Affordable Details
You want to fill your wedding with pretty details that get attention and create lasting memories but you’re on a budget. No worries! Some details are easy and inexpensive like the gray custom napkins shown here with foil stamped personalization. Consider ordering a small, stylish wedding cake for displaying at your reception while keeping inexpensive sheet cakes in the kitchen for guests. There are always ways to achieve your wedding vision while on a budget.

Check out How to have a wedding on a shoestring budget! for more tips!


Photo Credits: Groom and Groomsmen: Megan Kelsey Blog, Reception: Joel Serrato via Style Me Pretty, Bride with Bouquet: Matrimonio, Cake: Purple Tree Photography via Ruffled Blog, Bridesmaids: via Snippet and Ink, Shoes:  Lucy Munoz Photography via The Perfect Palette