"What are your colors??" is stressing me out

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

 trishthedish23 :  Are you asking for help picking colors, or answering people who ask about it? If it’s the first, close your eyes and imagine your wedding…. what colors do you see? There you go! If it’s the second, tell them “our main colors are rage and blood of my enemies, with subtle hints of bruise.”

Post # 17
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Honey bee

Eggplant and whatever matched that. So eggplant, my dress was ivory and champagne. Groom was charcoal suit and ivory shirt. Flowers were blush ivory green dark purples…it worked out pretty good by picking one favorite color. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee

I purchased the Knot’s wedding planner which came with a sheet of a ton of colors and you basically put multiple together until you find combinations you love, and on the back of each color they tell you what other colors compliment them. We decided on blush, grey, and gold accents because I like the soft romantic look. Our back up color is lilac, grey, and silver! But yes, pinterest has a ton of great examples to help pick, once you pin a ton, you’ll notice a pattern and if you’re finding yourself using the same few colors, then there you are! 🙂

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I really love pink and wear a lot of it but it doesn’t suit my Maid/Matron of Honor so they are wearing raspberry and the rest of the colour scheme is shades of pink with pops of silver.

Post # 20
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408 posts
Helper bee

This question annoyed me too!

I ended up chosing “our colors” based on the fact that I wanted the bridesmaids to wear navy gowns. They’re mostly olive skinned with dark hair and I thought that would look beautiful for our fall wedding. My dress is ivory and so ivory is a color we’re having and then most of the flowers I like are shades of pink or ivory. Gold and silver will make their way into the mix as well somewhere I’m sure.

Once you pick one element- be it the flowers, bridesmaid gowns, whatever- the rest of it will fall into place, believe me! Also not everything has to be color-themed and matchy-matchy. I don’t plan on using the navy everywhere but more of the pink and metallics for the reception decor. Good luck bee! 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

gold, white, blush pink & little bit of navy

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanted sunflowers so when we went shopping for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, we looked for a color that would go well with yellow and cake up with light blue. Beyond the dresses and the sunflowers, we kind of stuck with the blue for stationery and decor.

Do you plan on having flowers? If so, you could start there.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

“We haven’t decided.”

For the especially persistant, “Charteuse and plaid” and watch their CBF.

Post # 24
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355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My answer was “haha what? we don’t have colors…” and then if they persist, list off the colors of various items. By the time I got partway through that list, anyone would be zoning out and we could change the topic away from wedding colors haha.

Too heavy/consistent of a color theme can feel almost corporate sometimes. A more laid-back approach to colors feels more like a celebratory family gathering.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m terrible at putting colours together too but I’m just gonna do what I think looks good and idc what anyone says lol

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I never set out a ‘colour scheme’ but maybe I did on some subconscious level.

My BM’s wore a grey lace and tulle dress, the groomsmen wore a light grey suit that accidentally matched perfectly with my BM’s (A happy accident) but Foliage was my main focus, and grey looked amazing with the greenery! I thought up an overall look of the wedding i’d like and grey just slotted in fine.

Post # 27
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

We didn’t really have wedding colours as such but the new will likely be in navy, therefore the bridesmaids too, and it’s turning out my flowers are yellow and cream with lots of greenery so we are putting splashes of yellow here and there but I still refuse to commit to the fact the wedding colours are navy and yellow! ha ha

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I hate this question so much! All of the “fru-fru” wedding stuff is about to drive me nuts. Our wedding is the last weekend in May 2019 in Maryland. I was having trouble deciding between a more spring or summer palette since it will probably still feel like spring but Memorial Day will have everyone in summer spirits. I hate outdoor weddings, and we’re not having a bridal party. Also, I don’t like bright colors and I feel like most palettes that go with spring/summer are bright. Anywho….we settled on white and gold for our colors. I’ve told my mother and Future Mother-In-Law. When you do find your colors, don’t feel obliged to talk about it. Let people just enjoy your wedding as it unfolds. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

Our thought process was, well… all the guys have navy suits from that other wedding, so they can wear those. And I saw a nice picutre on pinterest where all the girls were wearing different greys so thats what the girls are wearing. However, I think our decor will be mostly white and navy, and I don’t care if grey isnt worked in there. Why do people need to match the tables anyways? 

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

trishthedish23 :  I chose a scarf I like. It was a great way of going “if it’s in this then it’s allowed”

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