Post # 1
How did y’all choose your wedding & reception scheme colors? I am new to being engaged, and plan on being married in ’13 (no specific date picked out yet). I am marrying a former Marine (well once a Marine, always a Marine!) so I would like some of those and patriotic elements; but then I thought rainbow Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses would be cool (same dress, diff color). It’s just – how do you choose?? Just what colors you like? By looking at other wedding photos? I love all colors, I just feel so clueless with all of this, and it’s only the beginning of the planning. I think I also may be married on a ship if that has any relevance. Any comments are appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Post # 3
My thought is to look at the season in which you are getting married, colors that you and your Fiance like, your venues, items you want to incorporate into the wedding (ie peacock feathers) and how you want your wedding to ‘feel’
Post # 4
@jpalm13: Thank You jpalm, I really appreciate it. Guess I need to pick a date then! If I do, then it’s that much scarier – like it’s Really happening!!
Post # 5
Honestly, get your Fiance involved. I was like you, I wanted so many different things. Once I got Fiance involved he gave his input and helped narrow it down. You can also go on something like the knot.com and put the colors together to see how the go. CONGRATS on the engagement!!! Welcome to the bee!!
Post # 6
Start by looking at weddings online and save the pics you love to a folder. After a while look at them again and decide what about those particular pics made you save them.Was it the colors? the combination of colors? the feeling they evoked?
Look at sites online that feature color palettes like http://www.theperfectpalette.com
Post # 7
@Julies1949 – Perfect suggestion with theperfectpalette.com!
Post # 8
Would he be in his dress blues? If you’re doing a wedding that is going to incorporate anything with Marines, you can have red, blue, or gold in your wedding or all THREE ! =]
Post # 9
This is a pretty good site to find and create colour palettes: http://www.colourlovers.com
Post # 10
I agree with the other bees, figure out what season you will be getting married in. August weddings deserve harvest/summer colors, etc.
Then look for pictures of things you like (keeping in mind the season), copy and paste pictures into a word document. After 30 images…maybe you will see a pattern! I found that I picked a certain subset of colors that I would not have expected.
Post # 11
ALL- Thank you so much, I never would’ve imagined getting such great feedback so quickly. Really appreciate it, Thank you for your time! Eric will be getting married in his Blues (I probably should’ve mentioned that before!), and that thought has crossed my mind. Thanks again!