Post # 1
The question now is colors! We chose our venue in SoCal for June 11th next year and it is very outdoorsy. Originally we were thinking of having the wedding in late spring so I was looking at greens, pinks, and yellows. Not pastels…a little more bolder. Here are my questions.
1. Do you have to pick two primary colors? Is that some kind of rule?
2. Can I still go with these colors in June? (I think I can.)
3. When asked “what are your colors” what do the vendors want to hear? One, two, three colors?
All I know is that I want it to be natural and I want the flowers to be whatever is in season.
Any information would help. If you are having green in your wedding maybe I can hear about it!
Post # 3
You can pick as many or as few colors as you want! There are no rules. Some people don’t even do colors, they do palates.
Mine is black white and green, but we have about 5 different pale greens around.
Post # 4
1. There are no rules these days involving color!You can have 2 colors or even a rainbow of colors if you want!
2.What shades of green,pink, and yellow are you hoping to do? They all sound like very summery colors so I think they would look great!
3. Just tell your vendors what they need to know….no matter if you think it’s too many or too few colors. They should know your vision! To make it even easier, create an inspiration board using the colors you plan on using and the “feel” you want your wedding to have. Show your board to all of your vendors so they can visually understand what you want.
Post # 5
The only reason people pick colors are so they have a common theme throughtout their wedding (bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces, invites) but you don’t have to use the exact same colors for everything and you can have as many as you want.
I’d say pick the feel you want for your wedding and then decide on appropriate colors from there. A nautical feel would be navys and reds and crisp whites with maybe even some yellow throw in. A rustic feel would have browns, moss greens, creams and perhaps light purples or blues.
Or you could just pick a range of colors. Cool colors are green, blue, violet. Warm colors are red, orange, yellow.
Look at inspiration boards and pick some things you like then use those to guide your other choices.
Post # 6
Another thing that can be really helpful is to go to a fabric store (or even etsy) and get a swatch of fabric that you like and that incorporates all of your colors – this can help vendors see your colors as well as the style you are going for.
As far as your other questions – there are no rules! Just go with what you like.
Post # 7
1. Do you have to pick two primary colors? Is that some kind of rule? I had one color for dresses and accents and then a different color for flowers. You can pick whatever you want.
2. Can I still go with these colors in June? (I think I can.) Yes, those colors are beautiful for summer!
3. When asked “what are your colors” what do the vendors want to hear? One, two, three colors? Probably depends on the vendor. When we talk with potential clients we try to get a feel for the ambiance they want set and their vision overall for the wedding. We are also thinking about what color would look best for uplighting or other accents. This will vary depending on what the vendor specializes in, but sharing your overall vision and inspiration pictures are helpful to most vendors.
Post # 8
Pick what you want – it doesn’t matter if you follow etiquette or consider styles at the time.
Now, green, pink, and yellow are not quite descriptive enough… sage green, kelly green, or hunter green? Bubblegum pink, fuschia, or berry? Lemon, sunshine, or gold? In terms of outfitting and decor, I’d pick two of these colors for outfitting the wedding party and use the third color as an accent – whatever combinations you decide, they will definitely fit your outdoor vibe and be uniquely you.
Post # 9
I would pick a dark color and a lighter color. It’s nice to have a highlight and a shadow. So if you like purples, you would go with like dark purple and lavender. Or dark puple and lime green. It makes things stand out more.
Pick colors that you have always loved. Think of you and your fiance’s favorite colors maybe.
Post # 10
There are no rules to what you pick! It’s your wedding, YOU make the rules.
People are trending towards color palettes as opposed to 2-3 colors. I’m that way – navy and white with shades of pink and purple thrown in.