(Closed) Super nervous about “different” color scheme

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

i think that sounds awesome!  i can totally see the navy dresses and the orange flowers popping out from them.  love it!  i think it’s great to have a totally original color scheme!  i was set on yellow a year and a half ago (when we first got engaged) and had a hard time coming up with inspiration.  now yellow is everywhere and super popular.  while i’m glad to see it, it does make me sad that i’m not as original as i thought i might be.  so i’m all about original color schemes, especially such a stunning one like this! 

if you’re still struggling with inspiration, just look for things in navy and then things in burnt orange and then cut & paste them together to see what it looks like.  

one last thing…i bet the first person to do aqua & red had the same doubts and now i see that combo all the time.  you could be the first to start this trend.  go for it!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think the more unique the better. Although Navy and Orange is reminiscent of the Denver Broncos, if you aren’t from Denver it shouldn’t be a big deal. I’m from Denver so I couldn’t do that without some interesting questions and stares. I think that sounds really pretty. If it is too "out there" try adding another color or shade in there like light blue or white. It will break it all up and give you more options for flowers.

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

The colour scheme actually sounds perfectly fine to me. I think navy blue and deep orange would look really nice together…

Navy blue dresses, giant orange gerbera flowers and tiger lillies… other orange flowers with navy blue ribbons. Navy blue table cloth and chair covers with the orange ties.. I think it’d be cute. 

 

I’m really nervous about mine too. I’m so indecisive. It’s going to be fall themed decorations, so reds, orange, yellow, green, brown all over the place. The table clothes as ivory or beige with all different coloured napkins scattered all over the place. Silk leaves on the ground… but no one is dressed in fall colours.

I’m imagining sage green dresses and my maid of honour and the best woman (yes, woman) will be in a darker green dress or something like that. People keep telling me that the sage green is weird or that it’s strange I want so many fall colours and want no one dressed in those colours.

And of course, asking specifically for a "sage green" dress for everyone is a little bit hard to find. I’ve seen nothing online with that colour.

I don’t know… most days I think I might go with a dark red because it’s easy and fits. But my fiance’s favourite colour is green and it’s my second favourite colour. My favourite is a bright purple, but that’s not very fall at all. It’s incredibly summer/spring. The other problem with purple is that my cousin got married just this past summer and her colour was purple. And ANOTHER problem is that I’m kind of childish and bubbly like a 5 year old sometimes when I get excited (I literally jumped for joy when I saw the ring and he proposed)… the bright purple colours get me all happy and excited like that. I’m not sure I want to be bouncing around on my wedding day like an excited 5 year old at the carnival. It’s just not very classy.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

That is the color scheme I originally wanted!!!!  The only reason we changed our minds was because it didn’t go with the venue’s decor.  If we had done an outdoor wedding (or anywhere that had a neutral color scheme already), i would have totally rocked the navy dresses and burnt orange/deep red flowers!!  Do it – it will be beautiful.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s too out there.  I know alot of people that are doing somewhat neutral colors (navy, black, brown, grey, etc.) with bright colors…me included. Just because you haven’t seen it often doesn’t mean that its "too out there."  When I told my mom I was doing black, burnt orange, and hot pink, she looked at me like I was crazy. When she saw the colors together, she changed her mind. Plus, blue and orange are complementary colors, so they always go together. Maybe if you added a 3rd color like yellow or green for a little more contrast (I say this only because, in my eyes, burnt orange is a darker color)?  Try and make up an inspiration board.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think navy and burnt orange is perfect – they are complementary colors, it’s not weird to pair them!

 Karii – my wedding planner actually used sage as her primary wedding color, pairing it with different colors in different parts of the day. Take heart!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Worcesterbride,

That’s actually very interesting. What different colours was it paired with? I was originally going to do a royal blue, but I’m not too sure about that. Then I started thinking silver… 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I remember that she used periwinkle and chocolate… there might be another one i’m forgetting.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Karii- I’ve actually seen a wedding that was sage green, black and ivory. It was soooo beautiful. That might help with the "fall look" that you are going for, without being blatently fall. You could also do sage green, brown and an accent color like ivory or champagne. I think it would be pretty!

VegasBaby- I think that navy and orange would be beautiful. I think the key would be to do a deeper orange (burnt, like you said!), rather than a BRIGHT orange, which might be a little bold. And just because you haven’t found a lot of inspiration from previous weddings doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be beautiful. Maybe if you showed your florist what colors you were thinking (you can pick other objects in those colors, just so he/she sees what you mean) then he/she will help you work out the exact colors to use!  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Vegasbaby, maybe these can help.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I LOVE blue and orange together (but that’s because I LOVE the Detroit Tigers).

I think it’ll look great! Blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel, so they look fab together. I say go for it!

We don’t have a color scheme. Our is just ‘colors.’

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Well, there might not be super amounts of inspiration out there, but you can always add some with your reception. I’m sure that navy blue and burnt orange will look great – add some white and you’ve got yourself a lovely colour scheme!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think blue and orange look great together. Just dont get too stressed out about everything being the exact matching shades. Varying shades of blue and orange will look amazing and also give everything more depth and demenison. I think your colors are a great idea. If they happen to be the colors of your Fiance favorite sports team well thats great too- it just makes it that much more personal. Here are some inspiration boards I found for you! Good Luck!

 

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Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i think your color combo sounds awesome!!  there is nothing wrong with taking a step in uncharted areas in terms of color!!  good luck..it’s going to be greaT!!!

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