Help with August wedding colors

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which color combo do you like best for my wedding?
    navy/blush/gold : (32 votes)
    63 %
    silver/plum : (7 votes)
    14 %
    yellow/gray : (12 votes)
    24 %
    Other - Suggestions welcome! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    9652 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Buckeyegirl:  Of the colors you posted I really like the first navy /blush/gold accents   the best. My 2nd choice would be the yellow and gray. It think it would be ok to have them both in gray if you don’t want to do yellow.

    If you had them both in grey you could do really bright yellow bouquets to break it up a bit

    or you could have the girls in a very light gray silvery color like below and the suits a darker grey


    Post # 4
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think any of the color palettes are pretty, but if you want to do a long dress, a dark color might look too wintery for August.  Honestly, you only get married once (hopefully), and if it is really what you want I would just do it, but the bridesmaids might look a little out of place in pictures in long dark navy blue gowns when the background of the photos clearly shows it is warm out.  I would maybe choose blush, a light buttery yellow, or a light silver or gray for the bridesmaids, or choose a short dress.  Our colors are dark purple and yellow.  My girls weren’t a fan of the yellow.  Like you said, it doesn’t work for everyone (and I had all really pale girls like myself), but if you find the right shade of yellow it can.  I saw a photo from a friends wedding and she had floor length light yellow- it wasn’t pasteley though, more like the color of butter, and it looked beautiful.  We ended up going with dark plum short dresses with bright yellow roses to make it look summery.  We had some ideas about color like you, but we ended up picking the colors after a trip to the florist.  He showed us flowers in all the prospective colors and we clearly liked the purple/yellow option best.  Others have done that with the bridesmaids dresses.  Once you make one decision everything else comes together

    Post # 5
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i’m partial to silver and plum, but i also think that’s more winter-ish.

    i’d choose navy/blush/gold for a summer wedding 🙂

    Post # 6
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I would have voted navy/blush/gray, but long navy bridesmaid dresses just didn’t sit well with me. A dark color in the middle of the summer and you want me to stand outside for photos and soak in the heat? Please, be kind.

    Post # 7
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Navy, blush, and gold but put the ladies in blush and the men in navy or dark gray.

    Post # 8
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    What if you did navy, yellow, ivory and gray? Kinda like this bouquet

    Post # 10
    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I got married this past August and my colors were plum, lavendar and blush pink:) it look beautiful and the BM’s dresses were silk chiffon so very light 🙂

    Post # 11
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    This is tough. I’m pretty equally split between 1 and 3. I love the navy, and the grey and yellow is so great too. 

    Post # 12
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    What about plum, blush, and gold? 

    Post # 13
    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @weddingbound:  I vote navy, blush and gold. It seems like it’s your favourite and it would work best with the wedding party. Sometimes navy and gold seem like they are more evening wedding colors, but I’m sure you can make it work. 

    On the subject of colors that can be hard to wear, I would proceed with caution on navy BM dresses. I don’t get this idea that navy is a universally easy color to wear, it really washes me out. 

    @Eckle:  That’s a really gorgeous bouquet but isn’t it more kind of fall-ish? 

    Post # 14
    24 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Buckeyegirl: I voted for navy, blush and gold, but agree with others that long navy bridesmaid  dresses may not work in August. My wedding was this past August and I used rose pink, gold and white, however I put the groom and groomsmen in navy suits.  The bridesmaids wore rose pink long dresses.  It looked great! PM me if you would like pictures.


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