(Closed) Can’t decide in Wedding Colors? Neither can I! *Help

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 4
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m sure there’s a way you can combine your favorite elements from all those inspiration pics and create something that is everything you want. It seems to me, looking at those, that you like a clean backdrop that allows certain elements to pop (the green and blue against white, the flowers against the wedding dress). There’s a lot of geometry in those pics too. Circles, squares, rectangles. Maybe if you try picking out the specific elements you like from each picture, it will then help you figure out what the common themes are? That might help you choose your colors. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
151 posts
Blushing bee




This is my inspiration board so far! I knew my colors/flowers, style and feel I wanted as soon as I started planning. I’m sorry that you are having a hard time. May I suggest checking out http://www.weddingwire.com? They have an inspiration board creator (that’s where I work on mine!), and TONS of inspiration pictures. 

Post # 6
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Since you’re getting married in the month of love. Why not do a pink or red theme? With red roses… 



Post # 7
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

it took me a while to figure out what I really wanted, and what we could realistically manage. When I started planning initially, I was totally overwhelmed! Wedding World is fullllll of inspiration – beautiful things enough to (literally) make up thousands of amazing weddings – the weddings it comes from! The hard part comes when your wedding can only be one wedding, and you do eventually have to narrow it down. 

What worked well for me was that I started a bunch of Favorites folders (dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, invitations, etc.) and anything I liked, I saved. Then after like 2 months and hundreds of saved pages, I went through them and got rid of anything I didn’t absolutely LOVE. And you know what I found? SIMILARITY! It totally took me by surprise, because I thought it would all be so different, and instead, I found that half the flowers I saved had the same colors, half the invitations were of a similar style, all the dresses were vneck, etc. And so I grabbed those commonalities and ran with them. 

It’s hard to let go of some of the elements that I loved that just don’t mesh as well (or some of the DIYs that look so great and so affordable, but I have to be honest with myself – I won’t realistically do, or couldn’t realistically transport to the city where we’re getting married), but as I get more into planning, I find that I’m focusing more on the stuff that I AM doing, and less on the stuff that had to be left behind. 

Yes, I will always sigh a little wistfully when I see chiavari chairs, and yes, there’s that $650 veil that I love and can’t convince myself to delete the bookmark to, but I know that I don’t NEED those things, because I have my photobooth, my amazing photographer, my beautiful blue stained glass chapel, J’s pin striped suit, my home grown eco friendly bouquets, my lace covered candles (a la Miss Paisley), etc etc etc. 

Let yourself soak in all the inspiration for a little while, and then start to wean it down to what matters the most, and you’ll find it pulls itself together. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oh, and ps — I still haven’t officially picked colors! You don’t HAVE to. Let the inspiration come first, and the right colors will emerge. For us, we’re letting our bridesmaids pick dresses that will flatter their skin tones, and will let those dictate our color scheme. πŸ˜€

Post # 10
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agonized over picking colors and then realized why….I didn’t really want colors!  We ended up going with a white/neutral theme with my Maid/Matron of Honor wearing a black cocktail dress (that she can wear again and again!) and my flower girl wearing ivory & taupe.  White flowers w/ lots of texture and green accents and I’m a happy camper!  I completely agree with daydreamwanderer about organizing pics of everything you like as far as dreseses, flowers, decor, etc. and then narrowing down.  That’s what I did and I noticed similarity too which made decisions that much easier.

Post # 11
179 posts
Blushing bee

Picking colors is SO hard. You’ll keep wanting to change it over and over again, especially when you continue to see other inspiration that you really like. All of the colors you have in mind go wonderful together. It seems like you want to go with something fun and vibrant. I really like the 3rd pictures, the bouquet with daisies and roses. What pretty and exciting colors!

I found it hard to chose a color so… I just decided to do a color scheme and have a couple of different colors used throughout the wedding. Nothing matchy matchy and no color or two that particularly stands out amoung the others.

Post # 12
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I found it really difficult to pick colors. I didn’t have a clear vision in my head of what I wanted. If it looked pretty, I liked it – but nothing had commonality – purple, grey, yellow, pink, orange, blood reds… I agree with daydreamwanderer – find what you LOVE and weed out the rest.

I’m NOT a pink person, but I found that I liked pale pinks, champagne, ivory and soft green colors the best so that’s what I’m going with. I have a hard time explaining my color scheme to people. I signed up at stylemepretty & started making inspiration boards so I could get a better picture for myself (and to send pics to my bridesmaids who were totally confused because I can’t explain my thoughts). I’m still worried that it won’t have a cohesive look but all I can do is go with what I really like and hope it’ll work out.

Def. check into websites like stylemepretty and WeddingCabaret that have tons of inspiration boards – you’ll get a better feel for what you want.

Edit: Whoops, forgot to post a board – here’s my favorite so far:

Post # 13
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it would be fun, seeing as you obviously like color, to incorporate it throughout. With your idea of doing the “snow cones” you can also choose flavors that would compliment the color wheel you want to use. (guilty of reading latest posts hehe)

I love lime green & black so those are my colors along with a damask pattern for an elegant spin. Sure people are shocked at lime green but it really pops! Good luck.

Post # 14
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that you need to pick out one style or color and then add to it from there.  Do you want a dark color scheme or light?  What is your venue like?  A lot of time that can impact it.  Don’t worry so much about the details right now but just an overall feel.

Post # 15
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Choosing my colors was the HARDEST thing to pick for me. Honestly, I looked at photo after photo & while I liked everybody else’s ideas…it wasn’t me & I felt I was being pressured into picking colors. Think about what time of the year your wedding is, mine was in March…a spring wedding…so I wanted spring colors. That’s why I chose a pale pink & a pale yellow. I would have NEVER thought of choosing those colors because my absolute favorite colors are brown, green & white but that would have been a very dull spring wedding!!

So it hit me one day, pink & yellow…and honestly it worked out PERFECT!! What color linen’s do you want to have for your reception? Does a darker color appeal to you? Or do lighter colors appeal to you? I used pale yellow for my linen’s and they looked LOVELY.

It will come to you, and girl you have plenty of time! I think you should stop focussing so much on it because it will STRESS you out…focus on other things that you KNOW you want. For instance, I KNEW I wanted honey favors so I worked with those colors. I also knew I wanted a southern themed wedding with mason jars & went with that. Work with what you’ve got & the rest will come to you.

It’s kind of like decorating your house, you already have furniture…you’ve just gotta figure out what colors to accent them πŸ™‚ Good luck girl!! You’re going to have a BLAST planning your wedding!!

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