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Choosing Wedding Colors

April 17, 2012

Colorful Bridal BouquetsI am trying to decide on color combinations for my May 2013 wedding. I'm going for a classic, elegant feel to the whole affair, but would like to incorporate a spring color that would add a bit of pop. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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April 17, 20120 found this helpful

You have to pick a color that you like, not what other people suggest.

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April 18, 20120 found this helpful

Either dress your bridesmaids in a rainbow of pastels all the same or similar styles or select a color and dress them in shades of the same spring color. Or use a rainbow of spring flowers and keep everything else simple. Select a color or colors they will look attractive in and stay away from ruffles, frills, etc. Simple, simple, plain styles and let the color add pop. Spring colors are yellow, green, peach, but these do not have to washed out.

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April 19, 20120 found this helpful

Yellow and brown would be nice for May.

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January 4, 2012

How can I make these colors work for my wedding, purple, blue, orange, and cream?

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful

One colour for the bridesmaids dresses, cream for the flowers and linens, and the other colours for the ribbons and table confetti.

Sounds like a Mardi Gras or college colours wedding-is that your theme?

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Bridesmaids are always grateful when the dresses are a reusable colour and style, so go with the blue or a sherbet shade of the orange (if they all look good in sherbet orange) for the dresses. Purple is a hard colour for some women to wear but looks great as a ribbon and would look pretty with the blue, and the all colours would be great together scattered across the tables as confetti.

Good luck, and best wishes on the wedding.

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful

I agree with making one color lighter. I can see a light purple, medium purple, and blue flower bouquet with sherbet orange poppies as an accent. Then light purple dresses with medium purple sash/belt and orange shoe pins or hair bobbles. Or sherbet orange dresses with purple bobbles/shoes.

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I think the key is definitely using a couple of muted colors. Colors that are too bright will feel like a pep rally (unless that's what you're going for).

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Can you find a fabric that incorporates all these colors? Then the bridesmaids' dresses, etc., could be made from it. You could then use the solid colors for tablecloths, napkins, etc.

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February 21, 2020

Many brides choose their wedding colors based on the season. This is a very traditional approach; use it if it works for you. March leads into spring bringing to mind bright or pastel floral colors.

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However, choosing your favorite colors is always an option.

A bouquet of early spring flowers.

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August 17, 2020

If you're arranging a wedding, you will find plenty of details to arrange and choose upon, from picking your wedding dress to setting a date and booking a photographer. Even so, you also have to aim a few of your focus in your wedding party, particularly your bridesmaids. Amongst your bridal shower, bachelorette party and your big day, your girls will be helping you out a lot. You'll need to decide on their dresses, including the fashion, length and especially the color with the dresses.

A row of bridesmaids in pink dresses.

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