Post # 1
I have a confession to make. When my FMIL asked, "what are your colors?" I thought to myself, "colors, what colors?" I’m sure this stems from my inability to choose a favorite and overall indicisiveness. This might not make much since but I’m a perfectionist and I’ve never had a favorite (anything) for fear I might decide it’s wrong. Weirdo-I know!
So, I ask…Do I have to have colors and if so what are my colors used for/with/in?
My wedding is in downtown Mobile, Alabama, in September 2010. Our venue is the site of both our ceremony and reception. The house was built in 1867 and is Spanish in design and architecture but the outside brick patio is surronded with wrought iron. I chose linens (yellow damask) that work with the room colors and the flowers DIY from FiftyFlowers. Outside I was going to use a more plain, simplistic look with green moss balls and candles. The only colors I know for certain is that I would like a white bouquet, pink flowers (ranunculas) on the inside tables and green for the moss balls.
Sorry if too much info. I don’t know if I need to choose a color or two? Is it okay to continue to design and plan without colors? Any suggestions on colors?
Post # 3
What color will you want your bridesmaids and groomsmen wearing? you can always choose a pallette of colors…but people do love to theme weddings with some kind fo color! You coudl just tell them rustic spanish villa or something.
Post # 4
I’ve found that it’s good to have a color palette, because you want everything to look aesthetically pleasing. If you start to use a lot of colors in the same location, things can begin to look scattered and sometimes tacky. You can have different colors for your ceremony and reception.
If you know what color the bridesmaids’ dresses will be and the color of the bouquets, then you have a good starting point. Those are usually the main colors throughout the event. Then you can add accent colors.
Post # 5
I haven’t decided on the colors for the bridesmaid’s dress. I like navy or black but my mother reminded me that my sister looks better in bright colors (pink, red, a rich purple). The bestman will be in a classic black, white shirt and a black tie.
Post # 6
I think everyone looks great in a black dress. I would pick the colors that you want to have in your wedding and find dresses in that color that flatter your sister. If you’re not using any bright pinks, purples, or reds, her dress will stand out but not neccessarily in a good way. She won’t want to clash with the decor and bouquets.
Post # 7
You definitely don’t need colours if you don’t want them! =) They’re more of a guide, or a way to make your wedding seem "cohesive", but it’s totally okay if you don’t want them/can’t decide.
Post # 8
You can have them in black dresses with sashes or shoes that match the linens or flowers. That always turns out very pretty.
It sounds like your color palette is pink, moss green, and yellow.
Post # 9
I agree with Mermiad1082, but it could also depend on the bridesmaid dresses and stuff.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - The Marvimon House
picking colors was the absolute hardest thing i had to do. literally days after getting engaged people were asking for “my colors.” it freaked me out and i couldn’t figure anything out until two months ago (which would be 4 months out from the wedding!)
my advice would be to not stress about it, and if you don’t want to pick colors you really dont have to!
Post # 11
I’m convinced that the color palate is a thing the wedding industry makes up to make us buy more crap (ooh I need to have a candy buffet but only in yellow… hope everyone likes banana and lemon!). Maybe choose some color cohesion for your bridesmaids, or you could do what I’ve seen recently where you just tell everyone to get a dress in a bright color or a pastel or something.
Post # 12
I feel the same way. Most of our major decisions have been made, and I was happy to pick the venue, the photographer, choose a dress, etc. For some strange reason, I couldn’t care less about colors, and am having a hard time thinking about this issue. Good luck!
Post # 13
I’m trying really hard to avoid picking colors, in part due to indecisiveness, and also because I don’t want to be freaking out that the available linens are not in the EXACTLY RIGHT SHADE OF PURPLE!!! At this point, I’m envisioning shades of grey, blue, and purple. I’m going to let my the women in the wedding party choose their own dresses, and the dudes will choose their own ties and pocket squares. The suits will likely be in shades of grey.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m impressed by the folks that can do specific colors. I’m just not that coordinated 🙂
Post # 14
It really helped us in choosing our pallette to imagine a certain “mood” for the day. We started with adjectives like elegant, joyful, warmth, happy, natural…and then arrived at green & gold. Maybe it would help you if you and your FH started brainstorming what you want the day to feel like…then the colors might emerge.
Post # 15
We don’t have colors. We just pick what we like for each thing we have to decide on. The palette is turnout to be very earthy/natural for the ceremony (ivory/champagne/brown/green) and very carnival/fun for the reception (bright purple, pinks). Do what you want!
Post # 16
No, you don’t need to have wedding colours. There’s some great mulitcoloured weddings on Offbeat Bride if you want some inspiration (I love that site and have gotten some great ideas off it myself).
Say that your colours are “rainbow” 🙂