(Closed) Wedding Colors

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

What were the initial colors you chose?

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

who says the guys have to wear brown?  black tux, brown vest/tie, and pink flowers with turquoise accents (boutonniere). 

black and white and a bright pink would also be lovely.

my colors are more fallish, for a may wedding.  do what suits you!! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi Kristin!  My wedding is in early May 09, and my colors are definitely more summery than "springy" (which my mother has pointed out on numerous occasions).  They are aqua/turqouise/teal with hot pink accents.  I think you should go with the colors that you like — it’s YOUR wedding!  🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I know how hard it can be with a family member constantly questioning your decisions. (for me, it’s my grandmother)

So you have to decide whether you want to stick with the colors you initially wanted and risk having to hear it from your mom all the time, or if you want to change your choices to appease her.

But I doubt this will be the last decision you make with which she takes an issue. It’s never just one thing; at least not in my case!

You definitely wouldn’t have to do brown tuxes though if you choose brown as one of your colors. If you have a problem with the brown and black of the tuxes together, you could always incorporate the brown into the reception decorations or the bridesmaid dresses. For instance, you could do brown bridesmaid dresses with turquoise and/or pink accents and have the groomsmen wear turquoise or pink vests and ties. Or some could wear turquoise and some pink.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think the time of year should dictate your colors, my friend had orange and grey in january, weird but it turned out really nice. Just go with what you want and when its all together no one will ever think gosh is is not in right now.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree – use whatever colours you like, no matter what season it is. It’s currently summer here and I’m wearing brown and orange. I have no intention of getting changed 😛

It would be weird if your venue was say a log cabin and your colours were bright primary colours, but there’s probably some way to do that too

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

there are several factors that come into play here…

think about lighting.. some colors look different at night (brown looks black)

what flowers will be available where you are at the time of the wedding?

any other themes you are incorporating? beachy or hearts? 

if you’re on a budget, what colors may be easier to use for a cheaper price (for example there are TONS of red decorations left over in the christmas clearances at craft stores and more will come after v-day)

I choose saphire blue, white and silver. my wedding is in january so it seemed "winterish". I was able to get tons of cheap silver and blue decorations from Chunaka clearance. But one of the main reasons i choose blue was because my maids and fiance all will look great in it. silver works out because will we also have a bell theme through out.   

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

ahh, moms.

Gone are the days when wedding colours have to match a season. While I wouldn’t use, say – red & green  (Christmasy) or Black and Orange (hallowe’eny) in the spring – pretty much any colour combo is fair game any time of year!

 Go with what you like 🙂

And the guys can still wear black tuxes, maybe with ivory or gold vests…

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

black and white weddings are gorgeous. and i think colors have a lot to do with what time of the day you are having the wedding. burgudy would be great with a night wedding.

Post # 13
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Newbee

From what I’ve heard, springtime is associated with pastel (think Easter) colors – I am going with a light green/light blue palette with red flowers for a summer wedding though!  Just make sure your colors don’t clash with your venue and that you love them – that’s the way to go!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I would definitely go with colors that match the wedding venue over colors that match the season.  We are having our weddding in a ballroom which has really elaborate decorations so I picked black/white with silver just to keep everything else simple and not take away from the ballroom.

I really like the wood detailing in your venue.  I would go for colors that accent that… like keep whites/ neutrals/ champage.  That way you keep your colors light for spring and match the surrounding venue.

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