(Closed) How and how soon did you know your colors?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that color depends on a lot of things:

Your favorite colors

Your venue

The kinds of flowers you like 

The time of year you are marrying

The theme/feel of the wedding you’re going for 

Even the colors your BMs look good in…

 

My colors have changed many times throughout the wedding planning process (and I’ve still got a long way to go) but I’ve found that I’m always drawn to the same colors, I’ve just got to flush out the shades that are right for me. 

 

You may find, too, that you are always drawn to a certain kind of color.

 

Do you have anything in mind so far?

 

 

Post # 4
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773 posts
Busy bee

Definitely pick a venue first! You might be surprised at how much easier it is to choose colors that will work with a venue’s appearance than starting from scratch.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I personally really love the color palette of grey, aqua (one of my colors!) and yellow.  I think that color scheme is so lovely!

 

If you are planning to do a beachy destination that will be really easy to work the colors you’re talking about in!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to have as my color palette, and now, a year later, I’m changing my mind.  It’s stressful, especially since I’ve told my BMs to go ahead and pick out their dresses.  Oh well.  C’est la vie!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours just kind of evolved.  We started with ivory gowns.  Those were followed with an ivory chuppah, ivory pew bows, ivory table linens, etc.  Then we saw some gold centerpieces we really liked, so gold got to be our second color.  We asked my daughter to be Maid/Matron of Honor.  She has a wine-colored bridesmaid’s dress she is wearing for another wedding.  Since there are no other female attendants, we didn’t have to match her with anyone, so we said she could just wear the same dress.  Then when I started making signs for the reception, I used ivory and gold frames, but needed a dark background that the gold letters would show up on, so brown got added to the mix.  Thus, our colors kind of ended up being ivory, gold, wine, and brown.  Even now, it is not 100% consistent.  The ceremony will have more wine in it, and the reception more brown.  However, since the ceremony and luncheon are in MA, and are three days before the reception back in DC, and few people will be at both, we don’t think this is a big deal.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have always wanted something different, and always wanted my bridesmaids to wear different colors.  That has evolved into my BMs all wearing black, and each one carrying a different color flower, and possibly wearing a different color shawl.

If you’ve has a color in mind forever, then I say go with it.  Otherwise, I think considering the venue would be a great help in determining color.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2001

My fiance tried saying he didn’t care about any details of the wedding and when I told him I wanted our colors to be aqua, eggplant, and white and he was like no, i don’t think so. I knew I wanted something that would be beachy, because we are getting married in the Cayman Islands, but could also be alright for winter colors. Pretty much Fiance and I only agreed on a couple colors so it was slim pickins’.

Post # 13
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Newbee

When hubby and I got married (my second) my daughters were 2 & 3 and I definitely wanted them to be a part of the ceremony.  I hadn’t made a decision on colors yet until I found the most perfect dresses for the girls in light periwinkle blue with pink flowers embroidered on the top.  Was no question what to do after that–everything was periwinkle with pink accents. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had a really hard time picking colors and didn’t settle on them for several months. Eventually, I decided on blue for the bridesmaids dresses, but didn’t decide on the shad until we actually picked them out.

My finalized color list: indigo, blush pink and kraft as main colors; medium green, light blue, and light green and black as accent colors.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Go here and play around with colors.  It’s fun and addictive!

http://labs.ideeinc.com/

p.s. the flickr set is what I use.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

it took me FOREVER to come up with my colors. I knew what I wanted, but I kept second guessing myself. I finally came up with chocolate and pink because those are the ones that I originally thought of. Go with your gut!

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