(Closed) HELP! Wedding Color Chaos

posted 4 years ago in Military
Post # 3
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

@Ladybug2013:  How about navy and another color Like navy and coral? maybe champagne or peach juast about any color. the Navy and the blue dress unifrom is about the same color right? and the air force men will stand out from the other detail on thier unifrom so they are distinguishable.

Post # 4
9146 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Ladybug2013:  Lots of great ideas for use with Navy blue.

As for the groomsmen, maybe alternate the ones not in uniform with the ones in uniform to spread them out a bit.  You can put them in a coordinating navy suit or grey (I vote for navy so they look like they’re in the same bridal party; take the uniform to the tux shop to match it.)

Post # 5
9146 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Bee @mdarrah mixed her bridal party pretty well: 

Post # 6
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would put all the men in navy. 

Color palletes with navy, dusty rose and gray are pretty. Peach and cream also looks nice with navy. Those looks are soft and romantic.

For a modern, clean vibe how about navy, lime green and white? Or navy and orange or another bright color like yellow?

What is the theme/feel for your wedding? What is your venue like?

Post # 7
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My FI will be in his dress uniform for the cermeony but I am keeping the groomsman in the black tuxes, some are Army but it seemed easier to arrange them if they all had tuxes except for FI and I never though about having the colors match with his uniform.  I have a blue pallet wedding and FI will change into a black tux for the reception.   I think you should be able to go with really any color pallet as long as there are at least some hint of blues.

Post # 8
38 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Great ideas ladies. I really like the way navy blue.& white (nautical) look as well as pinks with navy blue.

Post # 10
1524 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Ladybug2013:  gray tuxes would look sharp with service dress.  (My FI isn’t  wearing his, but we are doing grey tuxes and navy bm dresses, navy and grey are a great  combo). I love the idea of coral for your girls. that would look great next to service dress or a grey tux!


Post # 11
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My wedding colours are navy, ivory and blush (to add that soft touch of colour).  I also like charcoal with navy for the other groomsmens suites.  I wish my fiance liked the colour lol.

For a summer wedding maybe navy and coral, or navy and mint. 

Post # 12
45534 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ladybug2013:  I think you are overthinking this. Blue looks great with almost anything. His uniform will look great with the groomsmen in black , grey or navy.

I don’t know the difference beween Dress Mess and  blues so these pics may not be what you are talking about, but they still show the mix of blue uniform and different colored tuxes or suits.

Groom in an Air Force uniform, with his groomsmen in black suits and green ties

9-Military Wedding, Air Force Wedding

The girls can wear, blush, pink, peach, yellow, mint green , chartreuse, lavender, fuchsia, etc etc

Post # 13
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For what’s worth I did grey and navy with touches of red. You could use any bright color (I’ve seen coral and blush suggested already by PP) — i thought it looked great as a “pop”– dominant colors were grey, navy and white, for a formal look.  I really thought the grey looked good with navy and there are lots of options for navy rental tuxes. Also you can incorporate duty miller or lambs ear  (pretty grey foliage) in the bouquets (along with flowers of course) if you want to tie the grey in even more.

Post # 14
3025 posts
Sugar bee

@Ladybug2013:  I did blues and greens with the girls wearing blue dresses, and the guys wearing khaki suits and green ties. I did various shades of blue in the flowers including hydrangeas and deep blue delphyniums along with pinks and greens. Gone are the days of matchy matchy weddings, you can use various shades and create a nice palette that incorporates the navy blue without driving yourself nuts! 


Post # 15
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


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