Post # 1
Anyone else struggle with putting a name to the color (or vision) in your mind? I know I want purple and green as my wedding colors– but I’m really struggling to find ‘the perfect shade.” How did you guys narrow it down? OR did you even narrow it down at all?
Should I focus on picking one thing (ex: bridesmaid dresses) and then go from there?
Should I leave it vague and pick and choose what I like? I want to keep things cohesive I’m not opposed to incorporating a variety of shades.. but I want everything to ‘work’ together not look like a hodgepodge mess.
Any tips? Advice?
Post # 3
@MissMay3003: We picked bridesmaids dresses and went from there. I was actually originally planning on navy BMs, charcoal GM, and peach/yellow flowers, and you would not believe how hard it was to find navy BM dresses. So we did a 180 based on the color availability, and now we’re with mint bridesmaids, navy groomsmen, peach/yellow flowers. Moral of the story is to not get too attached the dresses are purchased in the correct sizes!
Post # 4
@MissMay3003: There are websites that can help
http://www.the perfect palette.com scroll down on the right, click on one color that you like and you will see all the palettes they have developed using that color
http://www.design-seeds.com click on palette search, play around with the Search by Color Value tool until you get a color you like, click on Go get it- and see the palettes
Once you decide on your palette, go to the paint store and get some paint chips in your colors. They will help to keep you on track when shopping, choosing linens, flowers etc.
Post # 5
@julies1949: awesome sites.. now I know what I’ll be doing allllllll night 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 6
@MissMay3003: This is going to sound very silly, but I hit up paint stores and got as many different shades as I could find of colours I liked. Then I had a ‘paint chip party’ which involved me sitting on the floor, a glass of wine and all those samples spread out around me. Oh the looks I got from my poor FI when he came home. I had a good time though. 🙂
Post # 7
@catwoman1701: haha I actually did the exact same thing! Glad I wasn’t the only one who did that 🙂