Post # 1
Hi bees! I am brand new to this site. I have browsed around and found such great feed back I was hoping you could help. I am getting married in July of 2014 at a mansion in New York and I am lost about my color scheme. I am not even leaning towards any colors. Please help!! Any advice would be appreciated. Whats funny is I don’t know what I want but I do know what I DONT want if that makes sense lol (here are some colors I would not choose- green red or tiffany blue). These are because close family and or friends have chosen these and I do not want to copy. Ok give me some feedback! Thanks!!!!!
Post # 3
@dncewtme: First off, WELCOME!!
I’m just going to throw out some random ideas for colors:
-Pastels would look good in the summer – lilac, pink, mint green, yellow, etc.
-Coral combined with teal is very popular right now.
-a subtle color like champagne with a bright color such as purple, teal, etc.
-My colors are blush pink, white, and grey
-I have a friend getting married in August doing orange (a bit vibrant for me, but to each their own!)
-I was in a wedding last fall where the colors were eggplant purple and orange (would still look good in summer).
Not sure if you are a member of Pinterest, but I highly suggest joining and/or searching for ‘bridesmaids’ on there, which will result in tons of pins of different color schemes. Or a simple google photo search of “wedding colors” or “wedding schemes”.
Just start to immerse yourself in wedding photos to get an idea of what you like and what you don’t like! Good luck!
Post # 4
The “Whimsicle theme” is really in right now. I know that you said that you were not into green, but mint green is really popular. Pastels are also gorgeous (peach, orange, eggshell white, lighter pink) Lighter purple, dark blue, and yellow are also “in”. In my opinion, a darker color dress and lighter flowers like pastel colors will really contrast and look great. For my wedding the bridesmaids are wearing short navy blue dresses, and I am doing my own flowers from Bloomsbythebox.com and they are going to go along the line of this…
Post # 5
@dncewtme: Welcome to the Hive!
My suggestion is -Don’t choose what’s popular-choose what you love. If you don’t know what that is, look in your closet and the things in your home. What colors do you surround yourself with? Clothing, accessories, home decor?
Ask your FI the same questions.
Do you have a Pinterest account? If not, get one and start saving pics of ideas you love. Organize them into Boards- flowers, decor, dresses, etc. You will quickly start to see a pattern developing amongst the pics you save.
Check out http://www.theperfectpalette.com You can scroll down on the right, click on just one color that you love and see all the palettes they have developed using that color.
Post # 6
@dncewtme: Some might say think how you envision the room or tables looking in your venue, but I find that that’s too big of a picture to think about, and you would have other aspects of the room playing a part of your vision (the colour of the walls, the colours of the carpet, etc). If I were you, I would think about what colour you want your girls to be wearing. That’s usually helps set the tone, and they are a blank slate, and on a smaller scale than an entire room. You can also think about what type of flowers you want you and your girls to be holding
What my fiancé and I did was we went to our local hardware store and grab a bunch of paint chips. Although there a trillion shades of every colour when you’re dealign with paint chips, it provides you with a tactile example of the colour, and you can mix and match with other colours to see if you like the combo!
If it helps, our colours are navy blue, peach and ivory
Post # 7
Thanks so much bees for all the great advice! I will keep my eyes peeled on Pinterest and love the paint store idea. Awhile back (before I was engaged) I liked a clean black and white basic combo but someone put in my head that black is for funerals not weddings. So I guess that threw me. And noSee seem lost.