(Closed) HELP! Second Guessing Wedding Colours!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Should I talk to FH about changing our colours?
    Yes, it seems to matter to you enough : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, maybe he doesn't care that much : (3 votes)
    7 %
    No, who cares what others think as long as you like it : (13 votes)
    28 %
    No, your fiance clearly cares : (2 votes)
    4 %
    I like the red and purple idea : (15 votes)
    33 %
    I hate the red and purple idea : (3 votes)
    7 %
    I don't like the red and purple idea in JUNE : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Why don’t you simply use red as an accent color to pop against other, more summer-like colors?

    Post # 4
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Our colors are purple and orange. I got a bunch of weird looks when I said that. Until I showed inspiration optics. Some people are more visual and need that to get on board. Find some pictures you like and keep the, with you and whip them it out whenever someone doesn’t “get” your vision. 

    Post # 5
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    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i think those colors would work , and a lot of it would depend on your flowers.  Those are 2 very typical colors found in summer blooming and spring blooming flowers (red tulips and purple crocuses are spring colors, kwim?)

     

    I think if you had bright christmas red and bright christmas green then THAT would be christmas colors.

     

    Here is a link…I think this def works for a summer theme….

     

     

    http://hephzibahbride.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Red-Purple-IB.jpg

     

    and I LOVE this one…

     

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SyeYTbHZrPA/TIcMU0WtbZI/AAAAAAAABJ8/UdOVXfdcUOM/s1600/Lipstick+Red+and+Purple+Orchid2.jpg

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

     

    Red and purple will look great! Nice summery pops of color!

     

     

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @indecisivebride89:  Red looks amazing with teal/aquamarine, which is super summery.

     

    But your oringial palette could still work:

    Post # 8
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    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think that as long as you use summery red flowers, like beautifulmama28 suggested, then it shouldn’t end up looking too Christmassy. Also Brielle had a good idea with maybe only using red as an accent, if you havent already committed to any thing that uses alot of red! (Decor or anything like that). Or rather than toning down the red, you could just come up with a couple of secondary accent colors, to offset the red/christmassy jewel tones.

    These bouquets still incorporate red and purple, but also throw in some other splashes of summer colors.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Inspiration boards to the rescue! Seriously. Whenever I have been unsure about a color combination I Google inspiration boards or I make my own (these are googled). Sure they are rich colors, and I do think that the particular tones you have chosen are a bit more wintery, I think just different tones of the same colors could work… like poppy red and bright purple, or that burgundy red paired with lavender.

    If you google “purple and red inspiration” and click images, you will see more.

    Well, if red is very important to you, and you are set on changing are there secondary more summery colors that you would like?

    Don’t worry about the Christmasy aspect, red and green naturally occur together and they are complimentary colors, Christmas is just one aspect in which they collide together.

     

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Also, after seeing KindgergartenMDear’s post, I thought, hey why not break it up with pinks and oranges too. I mean as long as the look is cohesive, you can totally have more than two colors. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @NLbride:  I’m so glad you posted that red and aquamarine board. That is what I was thinking of when I suggested that the OP consider possibly using red as an accent color. I had seen this or something almost exactly like it on another thread.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @indecisivebride89:  I don’t think christmas, I think red hat society.  Sorry, I can’t get over it.  No one was on board with my colors either.

     

    @Beezysbreezy:  *high five* I had purple and orange wedding with turquiose accents.  I changed it at one point becasue no one else seemed to be on board, and I was miserable so I had to change it back πŸ˜€ 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    Why dont you add a nice bright orange/yellow to your colors? It will make it seem warmer, less Christmas-y

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think it look adorable. Forget what people say. They probaby arent really understanding what it will look like. Once it’s done it’ll look amazing and they’ll understand why you picked it πŸ™‚

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