It's 2011, which can mean one of several things. But as for wedding planning, we're sure that even if not every couple has a cream-colored affair in mind, the times have sufficiently changed enough to embrace wedding decor of all hues and tints.
If you're wondering how to make your wedding really stand out from the rest, start thinking outside the (crayon) box when it comes to your color schemes. Not that there's anything wrong with ivory and white, but you've got a whole range of hues at your disposal.
Among these, the Sun Herald recommends dove gray and peach for "a new twist on the "peaches and cream" look by subbing in soft gray for a sophisticated, chic look." Meanwhile, ivory and moss will "give your wedding a woodsy, rustic feel," and dusty rose with antique gold is perfect for pairing with "gold charger plates and dusty pink peony centerpieces."
The moral of the story is that the sky is really the limit when choosing wedding palettes. For a pulled-together, cohesive look, choose wedding favor packaging (such as sheer organza bags) in matching tones.