(Closed) My rant about wedding colors (long)

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Honestly, I would stick with your first plan if you love it the most.  Brown/orange/fall colours are the most common colours for a fall wedding.  It’s not like it’s so far out of the box that people are going to think you copied her.  Especially since I would assume your wedding would have a fairly different set of guests.

And really, things can be imagined so many different ways that your version of brown/orange might be completely different than hers.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, and really down the line, you may even change your mind.  Pre-engagement I always dreamed about an October fall wedding in orange/red/brown with pumpkins and stuff. 

Not at all what we ended up doing.  I’m having a July wedding in white, green and grey!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ok, well first, stop eliminating colors just becasue other people are doing them!  I’m going to three weddings this summer and all the couples know each other and are pretty good friends.  Their colors are: 1. royal blue and white, 2. royal blue and silver, and 3. light blue and white.  But they’re all adults and no one thinks they are copying each other.  There are only so many colors in the world, there’s bound to be people in your life that like similar ones.  But there are also so many things that make weddings different from each other- different themes, different decor, different food, different music- colors are only a small part of that.

Go with whatever color scheme you want.  Fall colors are obviously popular during the fall months.  Your best friend didn’t invent red and brown, and no reasonable person will think that you’re wrong to also do fall colors for a fall wedding.  It will work out in the end, and both weddings will be beautiful in their own, different ways.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I think you should stick to your original colours – there are SO many ways of doing orange/brown colours fir fall… the colours are where you start from but the details are what really give the wedding a “theme”

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not trying to attack you so don’t take this the wrong way, but for some reason I doubt that your slight anger has to do with her picking similar colors and more so from the fact that she got engaged before you and it only took a couple of months for the guy to propose to her instead of the 4+ years that you’ve been with your SO and no ring…

I understand that you are upset…but how many people pick those same colors around the same time?

I have a good friend that even though we didn’t have our wedding the same year, we are having it around the same time of year, so we were both planning, and I showed her my colors (teal/silver) and she said “I love those colors! I think we are going to go with aqua/chartruse/platinum” I was actually happy for her even though they are very similar…

Stick to the colors you want…you’ll make it different from hers anyway…plus if she’s your best friend you should enjoy that that’s another thing that you guys share!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I totally understand how you feel..one of my best friends booked the venue Ive been looking at for a year now. But its not fair to be upset with her, I never told her and she had no idea I even knew where it was (its about 4 hours away..pretty random that she found it!). She has asked me to help her with wedding stuff bc she knows I want to be an event designer/wedding planner and that Im pretty knowledgeable about the subject. Let me tell you..it is ROUGH..I almost DON’T want to help b/c I don’t want to give away any of my future wedding ideas! But anyways, I wouldn’t worry too much about colors..why dont you keep your orange/brown combo and add an accent color (pink would be beautiful! Or gold? Yellow? So pretty!!)? That way your colors are the same but different too 🙂

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