Post # 1
So it’s too late to really ask… but I ask none-the-less.
Has anyone else out there just said “Screw it!” to the whole wedding color theme debacle?
Here is my story…
We chose our venue… it has green carpets and cream walls with wood details. The chairs are a very pale green. How do you compete with that?
We decided to go the ivory route for linens. Why fight it?
We chose our bridesmaid’s dresses (there are only 2) – Navy Blue
We decided to go with navy and ivory invitations.
We are getting married in the winter at the base of a wonderful ski resort. We LOVE the winter and all that comes with it.
But now – I’m thinking… aside from navy invites and bridesmaid dresses… we really didnt pick a color.
Our cake is white and pink… odd right?
Our menu’s will likely be printed in ivory
Do you really NEED a color? Are there any pictures out there of weddings who didn’t really do the whole color theme? I’m worried people will think our wedding does not flow and is unorganized.
Post # 3
I think what you’ve got sounds great. Don’t worry about it! You’re not having a whole rainbow of colors, just a handful. :o)
Post # 4
We’re not doing colors, either–I think it’s totally unnecessary. I like the look of less “planned” colors–to my eye it’s more pleasing and natural.
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to have “colors”, per se. Just make sure that none of the colors clash or look awkward together and you’re fine! I got married in September and went for an “early fall/late summer” palate with several colors representative of that season. My MOH’s dress was brown and I knew that it would work well with all the other colors. I think that Navy can work the same way. Maybe put all the colors together on a board and if they look like nice to you, go for it!
Post # 6
I think that if you dont want to have set colors at your wedding…dont have set colors at your wedding 🙂 Its your wedding…do what you want!
Post # 7
I’ve been practically on a soapbox on this issue for a long time. If you were planning any other type of party, would you assume everything there had to be one of a very few colors? If not, why should you have to have colors for a wedding? I’m pretty sure that your marriage is not invalidated by failing to have colors!
In our case, at our ceremony, the decor we added (as opposed to what was already there) was mostly ivory and gold. Our bouquets were peach. However, we didn’t tell our Maid/Matron of Honor or “dude of honor” what to wear. The maid was in burgundy, and the dude was in navy. And the chairs (supplied by the synagogue) were blue.
Our reception was three days later, in a different city, and the Maid/Matron of Honor and DOH weren’t present. The decor was mostly ivory, gold, pink, chocolate, and amber.
And just to add to the mix, our ketubah (Jewish wedding contract) was a swirl of bright primary colors. It was displayed at both the ceremony and reception. And we based the design of all our paper products (invitations, programs, photo sharing cards, etc.) on the artwork of the ketubah.
So I’m not really sure what our colors were, or whether we even had any. But we ended up married, and our guests had a good time, and that was all that mattered to me.
Post # 8
You could do light pink and ivory flowers, it would tie everything together.
I really don’t believe a bride has to pick a “color palate” of one or two colors and everything has to go with that.
I didn’t sit down and choose colors before the fact. I ended picking things that kind of went together, just to not be all over the place visually. I think it’s nice when all the flowers follow a theme or at least look related – like they were done for the same event.
You’re smart to be starting with the room colors – it would be really hard to fight that.
Post # 9
I love this thread! I am not having wedding colors either, and I am happy to see so many girls who feel the same way I do. I don’t understand the concept of color-coordinating everything as well, and I have gotten quite a few “what do you mean you don’t have COLORS?!?” The one thing I understand even less than having colors in general is then dressing your bridesmaids up to match your colors, as if they are part of the décor rather than human beings. But that is a different rant. 🙂
I am color-coordinating my own outfit a little bit. My engagement and wedding rings are blue, and I also had a friend make a blue necklace and earrings. My bouquet will have several colors in it, one of them being blue. I think that color-coordinating your own outfit is one thing, but that having EVERYTHING fall into a color scheme is a whole different beast.
Post # 10
do whatever you want! There is no test that if you don’t have “official” wedding colors you won’t pass!
As long as you can pick linens, stationary and bridesmaids dresses in appropriate, pretty colors you’re fine!! Plus you’ve already got stuff to work with so no need coming up with a “theme”.. that’s just junk that the wedding business comes up with to make money. I mean yeah sometimes you can work with nothing to create something amazing in special colors but you’re fine!!
Pick something nice for the groom’s tie and any ribbons or flowers or napkins etc. Nobody will be judging you on your color scheme they’ll just love your wedding!
Post # 11
Ha, this makes me laugh, because when I was somewhat newly engaged, my Future Mother-In-Law asked me what my colors were going to be. Not having the slightest clue what she was talking about, I replied, “Um, well, I think my dress will probably be white…”
Post # 12
We’re not really having colors… Well, we are, but they are: purple, pink, orange, and green. And I don’t care!! If anyone asks I just tell them my theme is BRIGHT. 🙂
Post # 13
We are not having colors. Part of the ease of this decision was not having a bridal party – so really as long as things don’t clash at the wedding, we should be good:)
Post # 14
I didn’t really have “colors” per say.
We got married outside, and I wanted the green & the trees to really stand out, and I love white. So everything was white. White tables, white napkins, white lanterns. My “accent” was a very natural green, like the grass, which is what my Bridesmaid or Best Man wore.
My wedding was more of a theme vs. colors. I focused on an Italian theme and the meaning of the olive branch & used an olive branch on all our paper items in various abstract ways.
Post # 15
Thanks for posting this – I was just wondering the same thing! Down with official colors! 🙂
Post # 16
I didn’t choose certian colors but I tried to stay within a few. My wedding had mostly green and black but there was also red, gold and grey mixed in as well. Just make sure the colors goes well together.