Post # 1
I recently got engaged to a member of the royal artillery and I know he wants the colour scheme is RA Blue, Red and Gold. Now I don’t know how to use these colours without looking tacky.
My future husband will be wearing mess kit as will all of his grooms party.
I’ve already decided on the shade of red to use for the bridesmaid dresses, not sure on style yet.
My flower girl will be wearing something like this but with the ribbion matching the red we are using.
My dress is going to be white and triditional. Something like this, although open to suggestions.
So now I need help clearly the red and blue are very big colours already, but I need to work gold in without it looking tacky. I don’t even know where to startwith the rest of the wedding, we are getting married by the pardre and will be have a sword guard.
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appericated.
Post # 3
Hey you, and congrats.. I liked the red colour on that bridesmaids dress, nice choice! Your getting marreid on my weddingday too! So you are getting married in 2014.. that is a while left to go, but maybe your not like me, I would change my mind 2-4 times before even deciding! 🙂
Is the blue mentioned a navy blue, I don’t know what RA blue means, sorry lol.. You could have that as main colour, I think it’s a really elegant and beautiful colour, and you can add accents of that red and small splashes of gold in your decorations, or why not a golden ribbon on your invites? 😀
Then I think it also depends if you are having a formal / semi formal wedding, because the colors and decorations can set the whole atmosphere.. 😀
Hope I could be of any help to you and happy wedding planning 🙂
Post # 4
If I were you I would stick to one of the colours and the gold as your main colours, almost 50/50 then add in the third colour very sparingly.
ETA: your bridesmaid dress, while lovely may end up looking like the american flag. I would consider getting them to wear a shade of navy instead with gold accents.
This is just me though and please don’t take offense to anything I’ve said! I’m just a fashionista and love playing with the effects of colour combos
Post # 5
I agree with Oneeleven – use red or blue as main color and gold. Then use the other sparingly.
One other note on red – Two shades of red that are close together will look more mismatched than a much darker shade next to the red in the groom’s uniform. Just my opinion.