(Closed) Alright, 2nd question…How did you choose your colors?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 16
47 posts
  • Wedding: Dreams Resort and Spa, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

We took each of our favorite colors (purple for me and green for him) and chose shades which matched our venue and overall look/feel of the wedding. Ended up with radiant orchid and lime green with white for our orchid-themed beach wedding in Mexico.

Post # 17
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You don’t need to match the season.  My friend had a winter wedding with blush and pinks as the colors.  It was pretty and I never once thought it wasn’t wintery enough.  You only get married once- so pick corals and peaches if you like them.  

We decided in literally a 10 minute conversation.  Fiance wanted yellow because he said yellow reminds him of me and I have a yellow engagement ring.  I added dark purple with it because it is another one of my favorite colors, I love the way yellow and purple look together, and it is a little funky like us, and not too overdone.  

We actually picked the flowers before the bridesmaid dresses, and after no liking any of the purple flowers in our budget, we choose all yellow and ivory flowers, and picked plum bridesmaid dresses (which they really preferred anyways).  If you are really unsure about color start by picking out bridesmaid dresses or flowers and it will all come together from there.  

Post # 18
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am getting married October 24, a week before Halloween. I knew going into the wedding planning process that I wanted to completely avoid “fall” colors: browns, oranges, mustard yellows, hunter green, etc. I guess I just got into a mindset of what I wanted my wedding photos to look like thirty years down the line. I wanted a soft, vintage, and romantic vibe to the entire wedding. I settled on blush, champagne, gold, tan, and a “dusty rose/pink” color. Initially, lilac and peach were thrown in there, but I thought it bloated the palate I had going and made it a little too busy and bright, but I still may add a light purple. 

This is the inspiration picture I’ve been using to describe my color scheme:

Once I found the above photo ^^^ all bets were off. This was exactly what I was envisioning. 

I would suggest you and your Fiance talk about the vibe of the wedding, what you want the photos to be like, and then search out different palates until you find one that you like. From talking with a lot of my friends, I know that they had an idea of what colors they wanted, but after finding a picture it really helped them cement their ideas and getting a better idea of what they wanted.


Post # 19
8462 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just browsed etsy for invitations and when I found a few color combos I liked, I showed them to DH. We chose grey/silver and yellow.

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