Post # 1
The one wedding related question I get asked more than any other is: What are your colors?
This is a question I’ve always answered with – uh, I don’t know.
I then started defaulting to Black and Silver – for a couple different reasons – until I realized – if we go with black and silver (in our cream/dr. brown reception room) it will look AWFUL.
So, I’ve abandoned ‘my colors’ and had decided to wait for when we picked centerpieces and let that be a guide to what it would look like.
Fast forward to a florist I think I want to use. He sent me a mock arrangement and it was full of very bright colors (reds, yellows, pinks, white, purples, etc.) – let’s just say – it’s an explosion of color.
It’s a pretty arrangement and I’m not opposed to a myriad of color…. just wondering if there’s anything I’m not considering by going this route.
Post # 3
I’m kind of in the same boat…I keep avoiding this question since we can’t seem to decide on colors 🙂 I keep thinking that when I find Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that I love, that might help determine it…but then I think that might be too late in the game. Hmmm…
Post # 4
our reception hall is brown. Like ugly brown. However it was cheap and fell within many requirements that we needed. We’re doing what we can to minimize the color there. Our colors are different shades of green, different shades of blue, and then black.
Post # 5
Colors are probably the one wedding-related thing I don’t enjoy thinking about. I just get so confused lol! Whatever “color scheme” I go with it will probably be very loosely defined. I can’t see myself picking 2 or even 3 colors and matching everything to that. I’d be stressing out majorly haha!
Post # 6
Have you thought of just doing neutral colors? Ivory, gold, black?
Post # 7
I initially liked ice blue & a deep red. Now I’m worried about things like -what if the blue in the linens doesn’t match the blue in the ribbon, what if the reds are too different, how can I stay away from ‘baby blue’? So I am seriously considering going to a palette of a bunch of bright colors. Seems so much less stressful to me.
Post # 8
we used champagne perriwinkle (which was like 10 shades of blue) and “mixed metallics”
here are the tables
and the bridesmaids:
and me and mu bouquet
you can see even the little bits of color arent really a lot and we didnt worry too much about matching thisns, but it sort of all worked.
Putting the bridesmaids in a neutral color gave me a lot of freedom and if you look closely at the table you can see the hydrangea didnt perfectly match the menu, and the flatware is silver and the plates are gold, but it all worked overall!
Post # 10
I actually hung the whole thing on the colours of a scarf I bought for prob 3 bucks a couple years ago!
It’s a deep fuchsia pink on one half, kinda melting into an apricot-ish orange on the other. I just love looking at really vibrant colours, so I decided I’d go with that.
So, I found wonderful deep raspberry pink Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses:
And I reckon I should be able to find lovely orange Flower Girl dresses, and then the flowers can be predominantly deep pink, with orange and cream accents.
So, being a greedy piggy, I’m calling the whole thing Raspberries, Apricots & Cream!
Basically, just pick whatever colours you enjoy looking at, whatever makes you smile. TBH, wedding guests only notice so much!
Post # 11
So I was TOTALLY in the same boat when anyone asked me about colors “Um, none? I don’t know? Do I have to have them?”. Then I just decided on neutrals. Maybe this will bring some inspiration. Here’s what my florist sent me (I LOVE it!):
Post # 12
I guess I’m trying to figure out is if it will really matter if there is an overall color scheme or not. I’m thinking only those of us that have planned or are planning or are really into color coordination will really care or notice…..
Post # 13
This is the thing!
Of all the weddings I’ve been to, I can maybe remember the bm dresses, and a general idea of the bride’s. I swear to God I love looking at pretty flowers and I STILL can’t remember any floral details from those weddings!
You don’t need a scheme: It makes things easier and harder at the same time. It makes it easier to decide on how details look, but may make it a pain in the bum when it comes to actually shopping for those details! (I’m having trouble finding non-freaky orange flower girl dresses.)
Post # 14
I have a couple of color palettes – you could do something similar.
We have dark wood too, so tables & flowers will be champagne, ivory and pink. But I wanted more color than that for details (invites, cake etc) so I added navy and plum.
You should just pick a color theme instead of specific colors – also using shades of colors can add depth and look classier than having everything very matchy-matchy. If you like silver and black maybe do that for invites but then do touches of very light blue or yellow so that you can incorporate these colors in your dark room.
Do you have any pics of your venue?
Post # 15
@camrie – I actually really like the idea of doing black/silver for the invites (black pocket fold with silver shimmer paper) – but I thought it would be strange of a contrast for the reception (since we won’t be incorporating any black anywhere).
I was initially thinking doing more champagne, ivory… and then letting the flowers dictate the ‘color’ – but, now that we might go the route of a bright color palate – it’s throwing the notion of a wedding color scheme out the window.
Maybe I’m overthinking this – and it really doesn’t matter. I could just do the invites in whatever color scheme I want – and then have the reception be whatever color(s) it morphs into…..
Post # 16
i hated that question, i just lied and told people pink. pink was pretty much our main color, but not all of them. i’ve been to weddings that are TOO pink (which is crazy for me to say), and i didn’t want my wedding to be like that. i decided that i wanted a spring wedding, so i figured i would add other spring colors too. i didn’t have specific colors, just colorful!