(Closed) I'm Having The Hardest Time Picking Wedding Colours!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Have you seen these Dessy colors in person? I found that the colors in person look a lot different online.

The color I thought I would definitely choose was an immediate “no!” for me. 

Here is my Dessy bridesmaid dress (next to my dress!) in Rose 

Post # 3
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have a swatch of some colors you mentioned too if that helps you. It’s next to my gown, which is an ivory over blush gown 

Post # 4
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

lalexa01:  Do you mean “elegant”? Because I’m not really sure how “eloquent” translates to a wedding theme.

For me, the biggest and most important consideration concerning colors is not to pidgeonhole myself into using only two or three colors. (We are also hoping to do a very romantic wedding.) Typically, when I see only two or three colors used throughout a wedding, it usually looks a little more blunt than a variety of colors. For example, just because you stick to….say….champagne and lavendar does not mean that EVERYTHING has to be champagne and lavendar and that every bit of champagne and lavendar in your wedding has to be the exact same hue. Think more along the lines of a spectrum, like the colors at the bottom of your inspiration board (which I think are lovely, by the way.)

I think when people get hung up on making sure everything matches perfectly, it gets to monochromatic.

In the above picture, there is lovely variation in the pinks/lavender/ivory/champagnes which looks more elegant, In My Humble Opinion.

I think your colors look great for July and just remember that not everything has to match so perfectly….some variation can be very elegant, sophisticated, and pretty!

Post # 5
2271 posts
Buzzing bee


I would recommend either a dusty pink or taupe color for the main shade, I work at a boutique and seen brides do both with champagne and gold it was super soft and romantic.

Bill Levkoff has a beautiful dusty pink color called Rosepetal

Also Jasmine Bridal has a Madelyn Silky Chiffon that has beautiful shades of muted taupe/blush colors. One of my brides had a champagne allure gown, the guys were in grey, and she did taupe for the bm. It was a gorgeous romantic palette. (The photo below is their ‘Sandalwood’ color, they have a similar color called ‘Lotus Root’

Post # 7
47254 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lalexa01:  First off- what do you mean by eloquent? That is a word usually meaning fluent or persuasive in speech or writing. Do you mean elegant?

There are websites that can help with color palettes.

http://www.theperfectpalette.com- you can click on one of the colors you know you want to use and see what palettes they have developed.

Vintage Inspired Lavender Wedding by French Knot Studios, Photography by Izzy Hudgins Photography - www.theperfectpalette.com - Styling Ideas for Weddings + Parties

http://www.design-seeds.com     click on palette search, then you can search by theme or work with their color value tool. Play around till you get a color you like, then click on Go Get It

succulent hues

another site will generate a palette from a pic you upload


Post # 9
1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

lalexa01:  Hey! I’m getting married July 2015 too and had this same issue! First I wanted this peach and green color scheme. But after looking at more pictures for inspiration, I started thinking that I’d look back on these in a few years thinking “WOW! I really like those colors then!”

We’re having one of those rustic-but-romantic type weddings, with a blush, green and gold color scheme. Shades of light pinks and greens, and then ivory, white and gold accepts. The outdoor ceremony space had a lot of greenery and a wooden arbor. Inside reception area has a lot of wood and I figured something lighter would brighten it up and give more contrast. Plus these colors are easier not to have to match exactly, I can use a lot of different shades.

Original plan of peach and green:

And this kind of shows what I’m going for.. you have all those soft shades of green and pinks and whites. We plan on using some wood boxes like that in our centerpieces also.

And we’re thinking of blush for the bridesmaids dresses. I really like this Sorella Vita convertible dress… Maid/Matron of Honor is going to check the color this week 


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Post # 10
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m glad I am not the only one switching colors left and right! I too am having a hard time committing to a set of colors. I know for sure that i want to incorporate rose gold but I can’t decide if i want to do different shades of magentas and pinks with it or just blush pink . I am leaning more towards the different shades of pinks with the rose gold

Post # 12
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


lalexa01:  Are you set on a Dessy?  David’s Bridal has similar style long, chiffon gowns and several shades of pink/coral/peach.  I’d look there! 


Post # 13
2509 posts
Sugar bee

I really like the lavendar and soft purples!

Post # 14
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

Dont have advice… just wanted to say… me too! Im all over the place with colors…smh

Post # 15
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

lalexa01:  lmao!! go for it! Yes, its kinda bright but at the same time, warm and romantic. I think I am finally done switching lol. These are pictures I grabbed from pinterest. You should type in “shades of pink wedding ” or stuff like that. Thats how i came up with my combination. 

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