Post # 1
I have just chosen the venue and am now trying to figure out my color scheme. I was thinking champagne and possibly a pale pink with it. There is some black in the venue (chandeliers etc..) so I wasn’t sure if black should be my third or use ivory as the 3rd. Also, is it okay to use more than 3 colors in your color scheme? I have been told to try to keep it at 3!
I would love to see pictures of your color scheme (either just color palettes, or wedding pics)!
Post # 3
I definitely think you can have four! I would say that champagne, pink, ivory and gold would be gorgeous together! I’m biased, though, I had blue, white and gold and I love the way that gold pops with lighter colors.
Post # 4
@jo.lee: thanks for the advice!! I think those 4 colours would go beautifully together. I am not sure why people say to only choose 3…maybe if the 4th is a neutral it’s okay so it’s not too much? Thanks for sharing your pictures. That’s a beautiful combo!
Post # 5
@brideybean: I love your ideas! And those are colors that we’re using! Honestly, I would stay away from black – this thread shows how many bees are turned off by hot pink and black, and even blush and black can sometimes have the same effect if it’s not done right. Blush/pale pink, champagne, and ivory sound beautiful! Maybe include some gold to make it pop?
Here’s my general color scheme, although I also have some sage green in my decor:
Post # 6
Blush, champagne, ivory and either gold or rose gold for a metallic accent. I don’t really have any pictures!
Post # 7
I also went with pale pink, champagne and ivory.
Post # 8
mine is jewel tones, basically all the colors in this pin (pin will not be in the wedding lol just to give an idea of the colors 🙂 Blue, Green, Purple and gold
Post # 9
Ours was ivory with the members of the wedding in ivory, navy and the two moms in black. The men wore black ties and my husband wore a black tie with ivory details in it. The flowers were ivory. The only thing I regret is that I did gold chair bows because my mom said the ivory would look plain and boring and it was just too much neutrals! Oh well, I like neutrals. Everything was very white, yet elegant. I vacillated between a lot of different color choices. The only other colors I truly love are pale pinks and peach pinks and all those different types but I knew my husband wouldn’t like that and since we had such a small budget I wasn’t sure if I could really do those colors justice, if that makes sense? Like the flowers I would’ve wanted to do with those colors just weren’t attainable for us. I’m happy I went with the more neutral color palette and even though we got married in South Florida, it was February, so it is a more “winter” look.
Post # 10
Thank you all for the advice and pics!! I really do love that look with the champagne, pink, ivory, and gold – beautiful! 🙂
There is some black at the venue already but I think I will stay away from adding things that are black. The Maid/Matron of Honor and mothers want to wear black possibly so I said it’s okay but I want to have Maid/Matron of Honor wear a champagne accent in the dress (sash or something). thoughts?
Post # 11
@brideybean: If the rest of your BMs are going to wear blush or pastel colors, I wouldn’t put the Maid/Matron of Honor in a black dress because it will be too much contrast. But if you add a champagne sash that does help! I think it’s fine if the mothers want to wear black, in our wedding planning we’ve given them their say on a lot of things because they are lending a hand financially, and they raised us, after all! Black dresses are always elegant and they’re something your mothers could wear again for other occasions.
Since you’re getting married in August, I think black dresses for the MOH/BMs is a little dark, but if you’re having a formal black-tie affair then it could work!
Post # 13
My main colors are ivory and brown, but I’m adding pink to it.
Post # 15
Coral and grey with cream and deep fuschia/purple accents!!
Post # 16
Black, white, and turquoise…