What does "my wedding colors are" mean to you?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@musicjunkiebride:  To me it means the main colors of things the couple supplies, like linens, dresses, flowers, boutonnieres, men’s suits or ties, centerpieces etc.

The walls and floors don’t normally enter into it, athough a palette can be designed around the colors of the venue.

Post # 4
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Newbee

@musicjunkiebride:  I consider it a colour palette that they’ve developed a theme around. Bridesmaid dresses, linens, decoration, etc would revolve around the palette.

“I am really bad at weddings.  I feel like there’s a lot of wedding related stuff that most everyone  else was sonehow born knowing.  While I was not born such instincts.”

Don’t worry! Wedding colours weren’t even a thing before so many stylized weddings came around recently on blogs and pintrest. A wedding is where you commit yourself to your love. It’s impossible to be “bad at weddings.”

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Your “colors” are what color scheme you are using to decorate. For instance, mine are navy and coral. My bridesmaids will be wearing navy and carrying coral flowers. My centerpieces are navy painted wine bottles with coral flowers, and all of the other flowers are a mix of navy, coral and ivory. My invitations are navy and coral as well. Some people opt to go for certain themes rather than color schemes, such as rustic, which usually involves a lot of browns, tans and whites. Other’s do old hollywood red and black. There are a whole bunch of combinations and ways to answer when somebody asks that question. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

To me it’s just the main colours that will be highlighted throughout the wedding (invitations, attire, linens, flowers, etc.). Usually it has more to do with what you’re bringing to the ceremony and reception space (not so much the floors/doors/walls/etc).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@musicjunkiebride: 

            It refers to the over all look/main colours used in the wedding. My colours are black, white and turquoise colours.  I would say the most colours you will see during the wedding/reception. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

To me, my colors are involved in the centerpieces, flowers, BM dresses, and invites.  My venue colors dont come into play really, although they will not clash or anything.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@musicjunkiebride:  Seriously great question. I have no colors. I don’t think they are needed!?? I mean, whatever your venue is has some look to it; isn’t that why we chose these venues?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@musicjunkiebride:  You aren’t alone.

We don’t have a colour theme either — because we will have an era-theme instead. We will use colours we like as well as colours other people like. A palette of different colours/shades is more fun anyway.

I was often asked this question too and I responded back with a question, “Is budget-friendly a theme?” lol!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@musicjunkiebride:  Wedding colors usually refers to select colors that people have chosen to use throughout their wedding, I suppose for a sense of cohesiveness and so things will match. So, the bridesmaid dresses and the bouquets and the table centerpieces and the decorations, maybe even the cake, would have some touch of those chosen colors in them.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s the colors you will see repeated over again in a number of things: bridal party attire, invitayions, table linensnd flowers, favors, escort cards, cake etc.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

the colors of my wedding are pinks and gold. So my website, favors, invites, dresses, flowers, linens, centerpeices etc are chosen according to the wedding colors we have chosen. To look cohesive and have the same romantic, Parisian vibe.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@musicjunkiebride:  Generally with flowers, I wouldn’t worry about matching colours if you are wanting natural flowers.

Would blossoms would be in season in May in your area? (Cherry blossoms)

My palette is: ivory (my dress), teal (favourite colour), and natural colours that complement ivory and teal: so, pastel yellow, pastel pink, brown, gold, and lime-green.

For flowers, I’m looking at ivory, pink and yellow. So, hydrangeas, roses, carnations; etc, with baby’s breath and/or lavender. I had thought about incorporating peonies, but they are very delicate, drink a lot of water in a vase and they attract ants!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@musicjunkiebride:  Wedding colors are what bring the wedding together. 

I suggest that you choose a neutral color: like black, gray, beige (you get the idea)

Then I suggest choosing a brighter color: yellow, blue, pink (you get the idea) 

And then finally I suggest picking a complimenting color to even everything out. For me this/these color/colors were chosen based on the season. We got married in Fall so orange and other fall colors helped influence the wedding. Picking a seasonal color can also make your decor cheaper! 

Flowers and accessories can either match or compliment your bright color (some people have pink flowers and others have neutral flowers) 

My colors were turquoise and champange:

Here you can see my main two colors with complementing seasonal colors 

My bouquet was seasonally influenced and carried complementing colors 

I personally think the bright color choice should be subtle (meaning your table covers shouldn’t be bright pink, blue, orange, or ect.) because it will stand out. The complementing colors should be present but not over powering. Using the complementing colors as decor or small statement pieces is a safe route. The bright color can be used in bridal party attire and the complementing/neutral colors can help tie the look together:

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