Post # 1
One of the first questions from many people when they ask about the wedding is "What are your wedding colors?".
Yes, my bridesmaids will be getting dresses in the same color but I’m starting to feel really hemmed in by a color scheme. We dutifully designated that we’re using Lake Blue and Champagne, but I really don’t want to be too matchy matchy or strict…
I’m starting to think we’re post colorific.
Anyone else not adhering to a color scheme or deviating from their color scheme?
What are your reasons?
Post # 3
i used 3 colors as a guide line as well as a toile pattern to help achive the look i wanted. You can still use some key colors with out being matchy matchy if you dont want to.
Post # 4
We’re deviating a little bit from our color scheme already. I originally chose black and white, but I wanted some graphic and modern pops of color. That color has changed from tangerine (too Halloween), to sky, to apple, and is currently chilling at peacock.
I feel like I am so far from our acutal wedding date (July 2010) that I’m almost afraid to settle on a decision. For now, our colors are black and white, peacock, and silver. (I put black and white together on purpose, as this is the one part of the color scheme we won’t change).
Whenever I mention the colors, people go nuts over the black and white, but have VERY strong opinions about the accent colors. I badly want to tell them to MYOB, but I know that’s a bit bridezilla of me!
How are you other long-engagement brides handling your colors?
Post # 5
We have a very loose color scheme. Very very loose. In that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are black, and we’re doing pink & white flowers. My dress is champagne. So I thought that perhaps our colors would be black, champagne and pink.
But then, we realized that the white & pink flowers would look amazing on champagne and brown table cloths…
So our color scheme is quickly fading and is being replaced by what works best in the moment!
Post # 6
We have tentatively decided on deep blue and bright orange, but we’re also integrating different colors of flowers (deep purple, green, yellow) and using all kinds of colors on our tables during the reception. The idea is bright, but not rainbow-y. We’re steering clear of red, pink, black, white, and brown. So I guess we’re dead set against certain colors, but everything else is fair game!
Post # 7
@Sezzy- I think that’s part of why we branched out so much. The longer you have, the more time to deviate!
Our flowers are going to be antique pinks, yellows and light orange. My shoes are red! (How’s that going to work?). On the tables we’re doing live plants so there will be plenty of green. Hopefully it will work ok!
Seems like I’m not the only one, and that feels good.
Post # 8
I’m doing variations of blue and white/grey/silver/champagne with a toss of green…Someone told me that’s not really a color scheme…I was like "the hell it’s not!" I think it’ll look beautiful whatever you choose to do…in the end people don’t really care what your colors are…it’s such a superficial question to ask someone about a wedding…I’ve always wondered like "why? Are you going to go out and get some matching tablecloths for me or something?" lol…
Post # 9
Aqua (shimmery) blue, pale pink, and black!
Post # 10
I had an approximate 3 colour colour scheme (red, white and black), but I ended up throwing in silver for good measure and my dress was ivory. In the end, I liked how it turned out and no one scolded me for having both white and ivory.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
I have about a 2 color scheme… it started out different and has evolved in to Yellow, aqua and hints of red 🙂
Post # 12
I am not sure if black and white with a hint of turquoise is two or three colors, but that is what we stuck too 🙂
Post # 13
I keep changing my mind about colors. First it was blue and yellow, then yellow and pink, and then yellow, red, and with pink accents. Now I’m leaning toward not having a "theme" and just go with the flow. The flowergirl dresses are pink and we haven’t shopped for the Maid/Matron of Honor dress yet. As for flowers, I’m thinking of just using whatever wildflowers are in season in Sept. (any ideas?) and carry a multi colored bouquet.
Post # 14
I have a color scheme set in place…but have bits and pieces of "character" worked into it. It’s a black-and-white wedding….with black-and-white damask accents (shown through runners, programs, invites, cake), as well as deep purple (and a dash of fuschia!) accents through flowers, dresses, vests, etc.
Post # 15
In a way I envy the black and white schemes… so easy to have fun pops of color! It’ll have to be another party for me…