Post # 1
Hey all you beautiful brides! I have a great dilema….I CAN’T DECIDE ON OUR WEDDING COLORS!! I need help! Here’s the problem: my FI is in the Air Force and will be wearing his dress blues for the big day which I’m totally excited that he decided to wear them, and two of the four grooms men will be in blues. I love the though of it 🙂 except I don’t want the other groomsmen in black tuxes because I feel like the blues and black will clash in pictures. Also…bridesmaids dresses! I want the blues to look like they belong by incoportaing them into the palette OR creating a palette that the blues won’t clash with…but I’m at a loss for ideas other than a hues of blue wedding and my sister already did that. I want a color palette that is classy and reflects my style as well as works with the blues…but I don’t know what colors to choose! What do I put the other groomsmen in? What color should the bridesmiads wear?
Any ideas? Thoughts? Experience? Are more than welcome!!
Post # 3
@Ladybug2013: How about navy and another color Like navy and coral? maybe champagne or peach juast about any color. the Navy and the blue dress unifrom is about the same color right? and the air force men will stand out from the other detail on thier unifrom so they are distinguishable.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Ladybug2013: Lots of great ideas for use with Navy blue.
As for the groomsmen, maybe alternate the ones not in uniform with the ones in uniform to spread them out a bit. You can put them in a coordinating navy suit or grey (I vote for navy so they look like they’re in the same bridal party; take the uniform to the tux shop to match it.)
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Bee @mdarrah mixed her bridal party pretty well:
Post # 6
I would put all the men in navy.
Color palletes with navy, dusty rose and gray are pretty. Peach and cream also looks nice with navy. Those looks are soft and romantic.
For a modern, clean vibe how about navy, lime green and white? Or navy and orange or another bright color like yellow?
What is the theme/feel for your wedding? What is your venue like?
Post # 7
My FI will be in his dress uniform for the cermeony but I am keeping the groomsman in the black tuxes, some are Army but it seemed easier to arrange them if they all had tuxes except for FI and I never though about having the colors match with his uniform. I have a blue pallet wedding and FI will change into a black tux for the reception. I think you should be able to go with really any color pallet as long as there are at least some hint of blues.
Post # 8
Great ideas ladies. I really like the way navy blue.& white (nautical) look as well as pinks with navy blue.
Post # 9
@Ladybug2013: Keep the ideas coming ladies! Its has been such help! 🙂 I want my wedding to have a classic, romantic, elegant, yet simple feel. My dress is an all lace fitted trumpet, with sleeves in classic white ivory. Our venue is a chapel for the ceremony and for the reception the “back yard” of the church that has lots of green grass and trees around. I know not everything has to be matchy-matchy but I would like it to look like I gave some thought to it and people to look like they belong in the same wedding party! lol
Post # 10
@Ladybug2013: gray tuxes would look sharp with service dress. (My FI isn’t wearing his, but we are doing grey tuxes and navy bm dresses, navy and grey are a great combo). I love the idea of coral for your girls. that would look great next to service dress or a grey tux!
Post # 11
My wedding colours are navy, ivory and blush (to add that soft touch of colour). I also like charcoal with navy for the other groomsmens suites. I wish my fiance liked the colour lol.
For a summer wedding maybe navy and coral, or navy and mint.
Post # 12
@Ladybug2013: I think you are overthinking this. Blue looks great with almost anything. His uniform will look great with the groomsmen in black , grey or navy.
I don’t know the difference beween Dress Mess and blues so these pics may not be what you are talking about, but they still show the mix of blue uniform and different colored tuxes or suits.
The girls can wear, blush, pink, peach, yellow, mint green , chartreuse, lavender, fuchsia, etc etc
Post # 13
For what’s worth I did grey and navy with touches of red. You could use any bright color (I’ve seen coral and blush suggested already by PP) — i thought it looked great as a “pop”– dominant colors were grey, navy and white, for a formal look. I really thought the grey looked good with navy and there are lots of options for navy rental tuxes. Also you can incorporate duty miller or lambs ear (pretty grey foliage) in the bouquets (along with flowers of course) if you want to tie the grey in even more.
Post # 14
@Ladybug2013: I did blues and greens with the girls wearing blue dresses, and the guys wearing khaki suits and green ties. I did various shades of blue in the flowers including hydrangeas and deep blue delphyniums along with pinks and greens. Gone are the days of matchy matchy weddings, you can use various shades and create a nice palette that incorporates the navy blue without driving yourself nuts!