Post # 1
The title says it all really – I chose my colours for my wedding (purple and cornflower blue) because they are my favourite colours. If I hadn’t used these colours then I think I would have had a rainbow wedding because they are very cool and I find it very pleasing to see things arranged in rainbow colours.
So, if your wedding colours aren’t your favourite colours why did you choose them?
Post # 3
I really wanted to green but my venue is in a park, most of our photos will be taken in a garden and I didn’t want the BM’s to blend in 🙂 so I went with eggplant.
Post # 4
@Glasgowbound: I like your reasoning! And eggplant is a very pretty colour (I may be biased!)
Post # 5
@RainStorm: I don’t really have a favourite colour TBH; I tend to prefer neutrals.
We don’t really have a colour scheme; the venue has a lot going on (it’s a boutique hotelk with lots of plush, brightly coloured upholstery) so we’ve gone largely with shades of white/ivory/cream for the flowers, stationery etc. Bridesmaid’s dresses are a bright emerald green; they picked the colour, I was pretty easy (just no red, orange, or dark purple; any other colour was OK with me).
Post # 6
I didn’t choose hot pink (don’t picture neon pink please lol, more fuchsia pink) because my venue is very soft and romantic, so I went with a soft pink and it worked beautifully. If I had chosen a country club venue or something similar a darker pink would have worked.
Post # 7
@RainStorm: I didn’t choose my favorite color (red) because EVERYONE is doing red and I didn’t want my wedding to be just another red event. What I hadn’t seen very much of in the year prior was purple. So that was it.
Post # 8
@RainStorm: I asked FI what colors he wanted. He said “I don’t know….I like red…” so red it was. It’s sure not fair but whenever he expresses an opinion on something wedding related I run with it, I want to encourage participation 🙂 My favorite color is green, but I knew I wanted the BMs in black dresses anyway so the only place the color is showing up is in flowers. Now if he’d said bright pink I might’ve pushed back…
Post # 9
Pink is my favorite color. I didn’t pick it initially because my fiancé is a guy so he’s obviously not a huge fan of pink. I also couldn’t picture pink matching our venue. But when we were bridesmaid dress shopping I had a turnaround and found a color scheme that incorporated pink but not in an overwhelming way, and matched our venue.
Post # 10
My favorite color is purple, but the color doesn’t really work with my venue, and I had some trouble finding purple flowers that I liked and that were in budget. I ended up going with blush pink and gray, because I like those colors too.
Post # 11
My favorite color in the entire world is pink. But honestly, i don’t think I have one single pink thing in the wedding. i might get my nails done in blush or something light pink but really not a drop of pink. Why didn’t I choose pink? Eh, I just feel like its really girlie and I wanted this day to be about both my FH and I. Not just me. Plus as soon as we started talking about marriage, I just saw blue and yellow as my colors. I wanted yellow roses as my flowers and nothing was going to stop me from that. So here we are less then two weeks from our wedding and while I wish at times there would be a splash of pink, I’m okay with it. I know if we ever have a little girl, her room is going to be so girlie pink that it’ll make up for it 🙂
Post # 12
My favourite colours seem to change, but I love mints green, teals, and blues in general. I am not a fan of blue as a wedding colour- it always looks so 90’s bridal to me. I also love neutrals and I never wanted a wedding that screamed “her colours are navy and yellow”. We are doing soft ivories, creams, and blush. Shades of grey and black as well.
Post # 13
My favorite colors are purple and orange but I really couldn’t picture using those for our venue. Our venue is wood and stone, surrounded by trees and gardens, and we really wanted a nature theme to reflect the venue. So we’re using greens, browns, and golds.
Post # 14
@Pinkmoon: Pink is seriously FIs favorite color. We don’t have a set color scheme at the moment, but he insists, there WILL be pink in it and he WILL be wearing it.
Post # 15
We are having black and green. Black is my fiance’s favorite color and green is mine. 🙂
Post # 16
Poppy and aqua– Poppy is DH’s favorite color, and I thought aqua looks really good with it!