What helped you solidify wedding colors?

posted 6 months ago in Decor
Post # 16
1200 posts
Bumble bee

Well you could always make it easier by joining those of us who just didn’t have a color scheme!

Post # 17
4609 posts
Honey bee

We went with a neutral palette and let the flowers be our pop of color (bright orange, hot pink, chartreuse/lime green). We also had a few unexpected pops of color (green water goblets, some fun tablecloths on the cocktail high tops, white and orange letterpress invitations). But that was pretty much it for color.

We decided on it because our favorite color is orange, I fell in love with some color block orange and hot pink floral arrangements, and our florist noticed a lot of my pinterest saves had hints of chartreuse.

Post # 18
2026 posts
Buzzing bee

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@elderberry:  Your comment about your OHs colour preferences made me laugh so much – I have visions of a wedding venue decorated with giant bees & wasps to fit a black & yellow theme laughing

I second the advice to be careful on asking the man for a decision on colours.  My father famously planned to get married in a pink shirt and a brown & orange tie…until he mentioned the ‘colour scheme’ to my mother.  Her response was ‘you can get married in that if you like, but you won’t be getting married to me.”!!!

Post # 19
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I didn’t want too much color as our pictures took place at a beach, so I picked tones that would compliment the setting.. I think that’s the easiest way to decide.

we went with, Ivory, taupe, coffee, and I had a champagne dress, we didn’t have a wedding party per say but our mothers and then our 1 closest friend (each) for our ceremony so they were in our pictures- I gave them the color scheme and told them to wear what they wanted and what they felt comfortable in and nothing too formal, it worked out great!

out of your options I love the copper, burnt orange, black, green combo- based off what your “venue” will look like. I would suggest doing more of a rust over burnt orange as I think it will compliment the green better 

As for your dress, you will be able to decide if you want White once you start trying them on, If I were going with the copper color combo I’d prob opt for an ivory or even blush if the orange was more of a rust shade.

Post # 20
7229 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My husband proposed with a periwinkle blue sapphire so that set our first color and we built out from there. Cream looks really good with my complexion (which should always be considered when choosing wedding colors, paint colors, and nail polish, imo) so I wanted to do that instead of white and then I liked shades of grey/platinum. Those were pretty easy to finalize. The one that was challenging for me was the accent color. It was my husband who suggested we go with orange (it’s one of his favorite colors) so we did tangerine for our accent.

When I was deciding, I found it helpful to look at color palettes that incorporated the colors I’d selected so that I could see what other colors people had put together.

Also- we just used the colors as guidelines. We weren’t rigid about it. It came together beautifully. My husband wore a custom suit in a blue/grey shade with an orange tie. My dress was cream and my fabric bouquet had orange accent flowers. Our son wore a light grey suit with a light orange tie. One of my favorite elements was the periwinkle colored cocktails my in laws crafted for us!

Post # 21
10497 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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So funny . He’d have liked the wasps and bees – wearing team numbers maybe. Years ago he attended his brothers wedding wearing football socks , not on display fortunately. 

On another note , l wish OP could have a nice small wedding right now, with that lovely pale terracotta background and the not have to wait til 2023 worrying about colours etc for two years .

Post # 22
42 posts

We lucked out for our colors. Our wedding was on Bastille day (July 14) so we went with a play on red, white and blue. The guys wore burgundy ties, the ladies wore sky blue dresses and my gown was ivory. For flowers (I just checked this, I don’t remember anymore!) I carried white roses and stargazer lilies (which I am now allergic to!). My maids carried red roses, white lilies and periwinkle. The guys had simple white rose bouts. 

As far as waiting for the mask mandate to drop, I wouldn’t let that affect your plans much. Or if you want to wait 2 years, stop worrying about colors and tell yourself that it’s a problem for you in 18 months. Also, wait until you have a wedding date booked before dress shopping. 

Good luck!

Post # 23
29 posts
  • Wedding: February 2022

We used our two favorite colors, red and purple to pick colors.  I’m going to use a dark purple with the red and accent with silver or gold, not sure which yet. We are In the very beginning planning stages. 

Post # 24
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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@personaperson:  came here to say this! We didn’t have a color scheme. I just chose lots of things I liked that looked good together. 

Post # 25
20 posts
  • Wedding: August 2020

I went with navy blue and gray. I figured simply colors that looked good together, plus blue is my husbands favorite color. You don’t need to overthink it. Just pick colors you like.

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