(Closed) Did you have trouble knowing how to color your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had the same problem – I loved so many different color combinations!  For me, I went to Snippet and Ink (http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/) and looked at the inspiration boards there to sort of get a feel for what I liked and didn’t like.  And then I put my favorites in front of my Fiance to narrow them down and I was surprised to find out that he had opinions of his own!  He definitely wanted blue somewhere in our colors, and I really liked red.  So after some searching, we both fell in love with red and aqua (http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2008/07/board-250-aqua-poppy.html).  Basically, for me, the best thing was to browse the internet for ideas to sort of narrow it down, and then Fiance and I decided on the rest together.

I think you should pick whatever theme you want!  It doesn’t have to be maritime if that is not the theme you are going for.  I love the idea of lavender/bees/garden theme you were describing! Good luck and let us know what you pick Smile

Post # 4
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I knew I wanted black and hot pink, and I basically did the same thing and just googled images constantly. Black and Pink weddings, pink bouquet, pink centerpieces, look through every photo gallery you can find. In the end I went with black and white damask with hot pink. My girls are wearing black dress, with hot pink flowers. My flowers are going to be hot pink and white. The grooms man have black and white damask ties, with pink rose boutonniere. I have hot pink votive candles, a damask card box, damask and hot pink garter. Little touches here and there. I have also seen weddings where you pick a dress style in a variety of colors and have matching or alternating flower colors. I am sure you could easily assemble a bouquet to include of the colors you like. It’s your day, have fun and as long as you love it, no one elses opinions matter. I am also a big fan on the tan/beige suits for the guys. My friend recently did this for her wedding and for the cost of renting a tux for one night they all bought brand new matching beige suits.

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Post # 5
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am struggling with wedding colors myself. I always imagined deep red bridesmaids dresses, red roses, white roses…. but I got bored with it really fast. I saw an inspiration board here and fell in love with the colors. I’m still in the beginning stages of planning, so nothing is set in stone yet, but I love this:

Vintage Aubergine


Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had a realllllly hard time with this. And actually “decided” then “undecided” and then decided again on different colors haha. At first I tried to conceptualize what I wanted… which at the time was a “winter wonderland” type theme. I thought metalics would go well with that so I decided on gold/silver/light blue. 

Then I realized that I did NOT want a winter wonderland theme and really wanted the reception to feel more like a cool/urban/semi-grungy rooftop party (despite the fact that we won’t actually be on a rooftop). My color scheme didn’t seem bold enough anymore, so I just thought about colors I liked that fit the theme… (plus saw a few inspiration boards on the ‘bee), and decided on sapphire blue, emerald green, and gold with peacock accents. 

At this point I think I’m going to try to do most stuff in a neutral gold/champagne color with blue and green accents. I am not 100% on using peacock but I will if I can work it in in a non-cheesy way. 

Post # 7
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Me too!!

I know that I really like colors in the “peacock” family – teal, blue, purples.  But my venue is pretty casual and I don’t think those fit.  

Actually, my venue’s an amusement park, and red seems to work really well for that with lots of weddings I see online, but I just don’t like red that much.   But I want to do cute things like popcorn boxes and gumball machines, which are red, so I don’t think I’ll be able to avoid it.

Post # 8
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

my color scheme has changed 5 million times. After lots of thinking we have decided just to go with bold colors. My girls can choose a dress of their choice in a fun bold color and the guys can pick ties in fun bold colors too. Circles seem to be the theme. So thats what we’re doing. Bold colors and circles. Less restricting and we can have lots of fun with it.

Post # 9
11 posts

Ugh, TOTALLY! My engagement ring is a sapphire, so my first instinct was to have one of the colors be a sapphire blue to match; I thought it would be meaningful. And since my wedding is in October and Fall is my favorite season, I was thinking warm peachy/orangey colors. But blue and orange? I don’t know… I have seen s bunch of inspiration boards with light blue/aqua and orange, which looks pretty, but the darker sapphire isn’t too common. I can’t change that now, though, because the bridesmaids’ dresses are dark blue and already ordered.

Fiance and I were drawn to a warm, gloden orange tablecloth, and I like orangey flowers, so I think most of it is going to end up being the warm fall colors with pops of the sapphire for accent.

I wish I were an artistic person… I never have been very good at visualizing how things will turn out. I really, really hope my wedding isn’t ugly!

Post # 10
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 1995

I think it depends on your budget….I found artificial flower that were within our budget (75% off, the fall before we were married in June)…then found (cheap) bridesmaid dresses and chose a color that complimented the flowers…and wha-la, wedding colors…

Post # 11
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Someone asked us what colours we like to decorate our house with, and then we went with that idea.

Chocolate Brown, Fresh new-shoot green, and whites.   Mostly whites.

We also love to put blues in the mix sometimes but we kept it out of the wedding.

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee


I still have no clue and my wedding is coming up quick :/ We are going bridesmaid dress shopping in 2 weeks so I will have to make my final decision then!

Post # 14
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My biggest problem wasn’t choosing colors, as I love lavender flowers and brown is wonderful, masculine compliment.  My problem has been getting lavender into the whole decor!  We’re have a rustic wedding… and that makes it real easy to have a million shades of brown…  but, until recently, all I could figure out for lavender was my bouquet and bridesmaid’s dresses.  I’ve since started working on the “paper” for the wedding.  Guestbook cards, signage around the reception, etc… and have been able to incorporate a great lavender field scene in them.  Yay!  I think a great place to start for you would be creating  a few different inspiration boards, each with a different theme that you’re interested in.  Take a break from thinking about it all for a week or two, then go back and see which one screams at you!  Here’s an example… good luck!


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