Post # 1
Hi Bees.. its been a week or so I think since I posted because I have been spending a great deal of time venue-hunting, but also I have been on weddingwire.com because they have a great deal of tools to help you plan.
I was also on a Vow Factor blog local to where I live in the Hudson Valley, NY and I saw this great website to help for color inspirations!
So if you’re having some trouble with picking colors, or you’re not sure what colors go together well.. check it out! You can even change to patterns if you want.. it’s kind of neat! I have gotten a lot of cool ideas from there.
Best of luck and hope all my pretty bees are doing well today 🙂
Post # 3
Trust me, I was switching back and forth on colors up until the week of the wedding. I think the hardest part was matching the flowers to the maid of honor’s outfit and what my mother and his mother would be wearing.
But everything came together. I made sure that my maid of honor was in a neutral color (coffee brown) and had flowers that popped. According to the photographer we met with, she said it was key.
I ended up with hot pink and orange flowers, with a hint of brown (from the bridesmaid’s outfit), and some beige (which was incorporated in my husband’s tux and linens). I wish that I would have gone with a brighter color than beige because it didn’t show up as well in the reception hall.
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Post # 4
@hhcheung2000: your colors came out gorgeous!! Love it 🙂
Post # 5
thank you so much for the tool! i thought i was determined to have the color combo of pink+brown+white. then i saw photos of white+green+pink, then i saw photos of……. so now i am so confused! same thing with my dress… haven’t found one yet……
Post # 6
my problem is that i knew exactly what i wanted, but it seems no one else does since the colors i want are practically non existent in the bridal world
hunter green, antique gold, cafe brown, and ivory – ask around and its practically unheard of – i might have to change my colors since i cant find the green i want. booo.
Post # 7
Thats hard…the hunter green especially…but maybe you could go for more of a jewel toned green? Like an emereld? Theres plenty for that! My colors are always changing.. its so frustrating.
Post # 8
yeah im pretty sure i am gonna have to change my green. i just wish i didnt have to since i have gone to 4 weddings in the last year and a half with the same darn green!
Post # 9
Yes spaganya, I had the SAME problem with the Green. My colors were going to be hunter green, white, and silver. I could not find anything!! I found a few dresses at David’s but they were absolutely hideous! Then, I did as Aimeegirl said and went with emerald, well that was even harder. I gave up on my hunter green wedding. I thought it would be beautiful because of St. Patrick’s day being the same week as the wedding. However, if you insist on having the green, I would suggest switching it to another shade, I think Olive green would go wonderfully with your color combination. And there are also alot more popular shades like Clover, Peridot, Lime…etc…but in my opinon they are all too light. Good luck to you.
Post # 10
@hltruax – exaaaaaaaaaaaactly all the greens that are out there now are too bright for my liking – i did find a pear color that was somewhat acceptable, but im so sick of the sage, clover and lime… *sigh*
Post # 11
For my colors, I chose something that meant something and brought the families together. So I used the color of our birthstones. Mine is sapphire, Mom’s s amethyst, and my FMIL is citrine. So blue, purple, and a goldish color! Since they are strong colors, I was thinking of keeping the flowers neutral with white calla lillies. Groomsmen = dark navy suits, bridesmaids = purple. Venue will be a combination of all three colors. See the attached wedding palette that I found online. Just not sure what our Moms will wear…
Post # 12
@ Jennm21 I like how you came up with that, the colours are very sophisticated and the fact that there is meaning is even better
Post # 13
When we were coming up with colors, I asked my husband what color he wanted for the wedding. He responded, very helpfully, “White.” So I took that to mean I had the liberty of choosing whatever the heck I wanted. I chose daffodil yellow and sunrise orange hahaha. He wasn’t a huge fan so I had me and him wearing red accessories.
I am a big fan of bright colors. I love yours JennM21!!
Post # 14
There is another site that works as well called Kuler.com. It’s a similar colour program that will help you pick complimentary clours.
I ended up picking an ocean themed wedding. Crisp white tablecloths with lime green and turquoise accents. I’m in a white dress (of course) with the maid of honor in turquoise and the bridesmaids in lime green. My flowers are going to be white with a hint of greenery. Kind of like this;
Post # 15
@hhcheung: where did your MOB get her dress? I love it?
Post # 16
JennM21 your method of color selection is really special. Both my FI and I are designers so we had many heated discussions about the accent color(s) as he cares just as much as I do. We ended up picking an accent color we have used in our home….orange.
I liked this method of picking color because there is more of a reason behind it. As we obviously both like the color since we are living with the hue!