(Closed) Just Curious: How Did You Decide on Wedding Colors?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance only preference was that we did not use pink so i chose my fav colors purple and silver. The colors did have an effect on the venue we chose since there were a few venues we liked that had way too much gold which did not go with my vision and i was not willing to change colors. So if you have your heart set on a place, chose colors that will coordinate.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

When we were planning our larger wedding we picked dark purple and ice blue for a wintry theme.  When we switched locations and dates we weren’t sure what colors to go with.  First, I played off of the brooch bouquet I found that I LOVED and went with deep red (to balance out the pink) and pinks.  Then we added hints of turquoise/blue to bring in the color on the gazebo.  

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve always wanted to do black and white for the pure simplicity of it as well as the classic look.  I chose to have an accent color of purple to coordinate with my flowers, which will be similar to these:

I also wanted to chose black dresses for my girls since I have 2 bridesmaid dresses in my colset collecting dust!  They get to pick whatever style dress they like so they can wear it again to another event rather than pay for a dress they wear once!  HATE MY BRIDESMAID DRESSES! LOL!

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@DaiquiriS:  I love that you picked hockey colors.  FI and I are Rangers fans, and if we used those colors, yuck.  It would remind me of the Fourth of July!  Plus, he proposed to me at a hockey game, and I didn’t want to make it over the top!  I am still trying to convince my venue coordinator to let us have the hockey game on in the bar area since it will be opening weekend :p.

Even though I have to pick color stories for my job, I picked our colors haphazardly.  Browns/ivories/taupes/greens to match the venue, blue b/c its FIs favorite color, grays because I wanted the girls to wear shades of grays, and then peaches/oranges for a pop of color.

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m using my favorite color… green! It’s kind of sad my Fiance is green blue color blind but it matches our midsummer nights dream/enchanted forest theme… lol

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was in between several colors. I knew I would need something to match blue Ball jars, since I wanted them as vases, but other than that, I was open. 

I threw around the idea of light blue/aqua, peach/coral, royal blue, deep midnight blue…. all sorts of colors that I really liked myself and were inspired by in my own clothing around the time I had to pick colors. 

But this is seriously what happened: I refused to pick colors until I found my dress. I picked a dress with a champagne accent, and sort of nixed the darker blues. At the bridal salon, I showed the owner a picture in a magazine of some flowers that I liked- Peach Juliet roses, like the ones Mrs. Cowboy Boot had in her bouquet. 

Store owner comes back with a dress sample in the right fabric, and the color (Dreamsicle, a very pale coral) was pretty with my dress and would work with the flowers I was eyeing. 

Done deal. 

Post # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m still struggling with my colors. I knew I wanted purple, because I love purple, and I just decided to add things to that. I also like jewel tones as opposed to bight colors.

Originally, I liked something kind of simple, deep purple, black and ivory.

Then I saw inspriation for a room on a decor blog that was a dusty purple, golden yellow and black and I fell in love with it. I’m pretty sure that’s what we’re going to stick with…

Post # 39
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Honey Beekeeper

Ours have sentimental value. And it helps that I love the combo. 🙂

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I based it off of my theme.  I knew I wanted some type of romantic vintage theme going on.  So my colors are eggplant, wine, dusty rose, creamy yellow, and silver.  In the end, I don’t think I’ll really have a color scheme.  I just want something soft with a romantic vintage feel.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have considered sooo many colors for our wedding…finally settled on purple because it makes all the important people happy-FI, Future Mother-In-Law and my Mom. They didn’t like my original choice of black and white!

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We like the idea of a gunmetal/purple or gunmetal/pink … I’d more prefer something a little more charcoal than gunmetal, and as much as I absolutely love pink, I think I’d rather have purple, but we’ll see.

We haven’t picked our venue, yet, so it kind of starts from there, IMO.

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