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#1 saltocoach

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    Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

    I've been spending so much time worring about which colors to pick for our wedding that it's making me go grey! I don't have a favorite color and my FI's useless on this front. His favorite color is the color of the clothes that are still clean. I want colors that photograph well on a beach and look nice. I also want something vibrant but not gawdy. I've seen some examples of fuschia, lime and white ( I like cymbidium orchids), as well as turquoise, aubergine and lilac. What do you think of these colors? Do you have any other suggestions for the color challenged? If I keep going on like this I'll have a full head of grey hair! If I don't pull it out first.

    #2 jenniebey

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      Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:56 PM

      I've been going through the same thing. I prefer neutral colors but feel bright does best at a beach wedding. I used the Brides.com color selector tool but it was no help!

      I love your combo of lime, fuschia and white. That will give you plenty of options with flowers and attire.

      Have you picked out your STDs or Invites yet? I got my color idea off of a set of invitations I saw in a Brides magazine. As soon as I saw it I knew it would work great for me. Just an idea...

      #3 boven

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        Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

        I think the beach is such a naturally beautiful setting that you really can't go wrong with your color selections. Your idea of using vibrant colors sounds great, especially the ones you described. Have you considered burnt orange?

        #4 Mother of Bride

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          Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:14 PM

          So what is usually done? Do you pick out the colors first & then go find the BM dresses to match or do you find a BM dress first & then use the co-ordinating colors with the dresses to be your theme colors. Kind of like--what comes first, the chicken or the egg ? (ha ha )

          #5 jamisoncollette

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            Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:21 PM

            Choose the colors first. BM dresses can be made into hundreds of colors so you can still have the style you like in the colors selected. Pick one bold color and an accent if you are overwhelmed. Look in unusual places for inspiration, a favorite shirt, stationary, another brides pictures:). My colors came from my great aunt's name!

            #6 saltocoach

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              Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

              I've already sent out my invitations. They are a message in a bottle. All colors are neutral. It had sand and mini shells in it. FI loved them so we went with them. I was afraid that if I went with neutrals we'd blend in with the sand!

              #7 IslamoradaBride

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                Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:11 AM

                I may be biased, but I am going with fuchsia, lime green and orange so I am partial to those colors. I do think that bright colors work best in a beach setting since the sun is strong and you have the backdrop of the water and sand. I love looking at sites like snippet & ink: daily wedding inspiration and Style Me Pretty - The Ultimate Wedding Blog for inspiration. Maybe that will help!

                #8 jmb0902

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                  Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:33 AM

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                  Originally Posted by saltocoach
                  I've been spending so much time worring about which colors to pick for our wedding that it's making me go grey! I don't have a favorite color and my FI's useless on this front. His favorite color is the color of the clothes that are still clean. I want colors that photograph well on a beach and look nice. I also want something vibrant but not gawdy. I've seen some examples of fuschia, lime and white ( I like cymbidium orchids), as well as turquoise, aubergine and lilac. What do you think of these colors? Do you have any other suggestions for the color challenged? If I keep going on like this I'll have a full head of grey hair! If I don't pull it out first.
                  Your comment about your FI's fav color made me laugh... I feel you on that one! I'm kind of in the same boat as you... I'm stuck. My best friend chose her colors because she found a STD she couldn't live without! I just haven't had that lightning strike yet... David's bridal has a color coordinating section that is pretty helpful and pretty fun to play around with (and they have some great, vibrant colors). Hope this helps!

                  #9 saltocoach

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                    Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:53 AM

                    Thanks ladies! I appreciate your help!

                    #10 lil_miss_frogg

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                      Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:29 PM

                      The first picture are the exact colors I'm using, but I also think the other ones look good! Hope these help!

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