(Closed) choosing colors

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. Are you having a theme? If so, look at your theme and see what colors are most common. If you don’t have a theme, talk with your Fiance and write down your top five favorite colors. Go over those colors, see what you both like best and what you think looks good together. Finally, take a look at your venue. Perhaps it lends itself well to specific colors.

It doesn’t have to be absolutely set in stone either or something super particular. We’ve been planning since last October and just a couple months ago decided to add pink to our colors!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Think about:

  • the time of year (are you having a winter wedding? summer wedding?). Certain seasons lend themselves to certain colour schemes. 
  • flowers (if you’re having flowers) – what’s in season? 
  • your venue – if your venue is predominatly gold and cream, having silver and orange might not work
  • the type of wedding you want – formal weddings usually call for muted colours. Modern weddings call for muted themes but pops of bright colour. Country weddings call for pastels. City weddings call for metallics.
  • the colour of your dress – a blush dress calls for a tonal theme. A white dress suits mostly anything. An ivory dress won’t work with whites.
  • the colouring of your bridal party – if your girls are redheads, orange might not be the best pick (as an example).

OR – ignore all of that and pick your favourite colour haha.

I chose a pinky/purple orchid (because it’s my favourite colour and Darling Husband liked it too) with hints of red and silver. I love colour and for me, the colours defined our whole wedding. Orchids and red roses were in season, the colours suited our venue and bridal party and I was shooting for a fun and modern summer wedding.

My colours might not have worked for a formal wedding or if I had a blush dress. It was also very hard to find the specific shade of orchid for the bridesmaids dresses (we got very lucky) so the availability of dresses/fabrics/centerpieces might be a consideration when choosing your colours too.

Just my two cents πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I suggest thinking of colors you like and searching on Pinterest and doing Google image searches to narrow it down. (Eg “green wedding” as search term). Just browse, see what other people have done, and you’ll start getting an idea of what you like. Other things to look into are what flowers you like (and what colors they come in, as well as what seasons they’re available) and what colors go with your venue(s) and theme (if any). But Pinterest is a great place to start especially if you’re completely at a loss.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I second everything everyone said. 

We picked a theme – travel – and started looking at travel themed weddings (Pinterest is your best friend). We noticed the same colours coming up: blue and yellow for the similar colours to an atlas. We added in the green for another colour and it all kind of came together. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

mrspezewski:  Aww! That’s so sweet! My other half hasn’t gone as far as that, but he helps out a lot. I started yelling at him that I needed help and somehow he got the picture. πŸ˜› 

If it’s a summer wedding, with cowboy boots at a farm, I’d go with light colours. My pick would be green and yellow. They look great together and most of the time. a farm can be quite “harsh” looking so green will soften it up a little. 

I would have loved a barn wedding – too bad barns don’t really exist where I live. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Start with your favorite colors, his and yours. Also a basic theme with common interests. See if they blend, if not find comprable colors that suit you both. You will be looking at them a lot while planning and then see them in pictures so they should be colors you like most. A wedding represents you as a couple, your likes. Not a pintrest board

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Looks like you have some venue research to do then. You don’t have to do packers colors. Are they his favorite colors? Maybe hunter green for him and and the deeper hues you like. You don’t have to be restricted by season.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are having an October barn wedding in Texas and colors were so hard for me!!! I originally was going to do the fall colors you were but changed my mind. Eventually I picked two I wanted (champagne and brown) and let me mom and sister pick thee other one. I picked out the Bm dresses and flowers (sunflowers and baby breath) so the third color (an aqua blue) will just be pops of color.

 

I looked at Pinterest that had similarweddings that I loved and figured out why. That is how I came up with colors. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I personally wouldn’t worry about the season, I’m doing peach and mint green (total springtime colors) in late October. I couldn’t do a spring/summer wedding and wanted to use my favorite colors so I say go with what you like, its your day! I think that a plum color would be great in the summer and you could do orange and yellow flowers, think short bridesmaids dresses to make them more “summertime” and cooler. 

For example:

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

mrspezewski:  I’m in AU so I don’t pick up on that stuff – sorry! πŸ˜› 

Purple/yellow look amazing?! 

Or a dusty pink and blue? 

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