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#1 danielleandryan2015

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 05:51 AM

I feel so stuck because I have not fully decided on wedding colors, so I can't plan for other things yet! Please give me your opinions. This is what I am thinking:

 

I am leaning toward typical beach wedding colors like a teal/turquoise (like the ocean) and a paler yellow (sunshine). I will have 3 girls on my side and one guy, then there will be 4 groomsmen. I have a couple problems/decisions that I am running into. First, I wanted to originally let the girls choose which dress and color to wear after I give them the option on the 2 shades (either yellow or teal). But now I am wondering will that look silly with only 3 girls? Should I just decided on a color and that be that?

 

Second, I am leaning more toward yellow if I have to pick one. Do you think that will look bad with the groomsmen if they wear khaki colored pants and a white shirt? I am wondering if it will be all to pale or if khaki will clash with the yellow. What do you all think? I definitely don't want them to wear a tux or anything dark since it will be so hot.

 

These are my dilemma's at the moment and any advice/ opinions would be greatly appreciate! Thanks!



#2 jd0922

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

My wedding colors are similar - blues and pale yellow. I decided to incorporate them in different places throughout the wedding - for example, the invites were while linen with pale yellow flowers and no blue at all. But the bridesmaid dresses are all different shades of blue. I actually think 3 is the perfect number for different shades of the same color - like an ombre effect. Check out the J Crew bridesmaid collection - my girls are wearing different cuts of the silk dresses, all in different shades of blue. Dark cove and rich peacock are beautiful in real life. Dusty shale is nice too, but it's very pale. Or you could go with the yellow color. I think either would look beautiful with khaki.

 

https://www.jcrew.co..._Bridesmaid.jsp

 

I also wanted my girls to pick their dresses, but I will say they may actually prefer direct instructions. I left it very pen ended at first and they ended up asking me to be more specific. I ended up offering the four shades of blue, in any style they want from the silk J Crew collection - and they each chose something different. Worked out perfectly. However, if they had all chosen the same color, then we would have done that. Maybe you can have the girls wear the same color, but let them pick different styles. That way they are still sort of unique, and the girls can pick the necklines that fit them best.

 

If you're not into J Crew I know David's bridal has nice dresses too - their colors are just really different in person than online, so definitely go in person and ask to see the color samples. 

 

Good luck! And honestly don't stress - it will be beautiful no matter what

 

 



#3 Linds1204

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

@danielleandryan2015

Congrats!!!

 

I would think about contrast with your background when choosing your colors…for example turquoise or blue dresses will blend in with the ocean and sky for your photos, while another color will be contrasting so will pop!

Yellow dresses with blue flowers would create great contrast! I tend to really like guys in gray with a yellow and blue color scheme. Just a few things for you to think about as this is how I selected my colors. Look at a photographers website and look at pics of lots of different weddings and see what colors you are drawn to. Also notice what colors you don't like with the setting. 

2 great photographers sites to check out:

www.elizabethmedina.com/blog

www.delsolphotography.com

 

Good luck!  :D

Lindsey



#4 danielleandryan2015

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

@Linds1204 Thank you for the suggestions on the photographers sites. All of those pictures are so awesome! I am leaning toward yellow dresses and those beautiful blue/purple orchids that they have down there for the bouquet, maybe with some white in there too. One of my girls is very pale and red head so she is concerned about too pale of a yellow but I also don't want to go too bright. We are going to some dress shops in a few weeks to do some looking so hopefully we will have a better idea after that!



#5 ctlind7

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:51 AM

I would do the yellow as well - I don't think it would necessarily clash with the khaki either. I was in a wedding a few years back and we wore yellow and the guys had on khaki linen suits and it turned out great. 



#6 AyeWatSoon

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Seems as though most of us are leaning towards ocean hues.  We are doing "ocean blue" and teal.  Guys will be in gray with ocean blue converse shoes.  Thinking of having lime green flowers for a POP of color. 

 

I feel so stuck because I have not fully decided on wedding colors, so I can't plan for other things yet! Please give me your opinions. This is what I am thinking:

 

I am leaning toward typical beach wedding colors like a teal/turquoise (like the ocean) and a paler yellow (sunshine). I will have 3 girls on my side and one guy, then there will be 4 groomsmen. I have a couple problems/decisions that I am running into. First, I wanted to originally let the girls choose which dress and color to wear after I give them the option on the 2 shades (either yellow or teal). But now I am wondering will that look silly with only 3 girls? Should I just decided on a color and that be that?

 

Second, I am leaning more toward yellow if I have to pick one. Do you think that will look bad with the groomsmen if they wear khaki colored pants and a white shirt? I am wondering if it will be all to pale or if khaki will clash with the yellow. What do you all think? I definitely don't want them to wear a tux or anything dark since it will be so hot.

 

These are my dilemma's at the moment and any advice/ opinions would be greatly appreciate! Thanks!


Edited by AyeWatSoon, 25 March 2014 - 12:03 PM.


#7 NixSpade

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:15 AM

We are doing lime green with a deep almost blue purple. I didn't want to do the ocean hues so that my photo's would really pop. 



#8 danielleandryan2015

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

@NixSpade I haven't fully decided yet. In fact I was just thinking that green would be a nice color too! We are going to do some dress "shopping" this weekend just to get some ideas on color and style so hopefully I can narrow it down!



#9 kmk2016

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:11 PM

plug your wedding colors in on pinterest and you will get tons of ideas and reassurance that it will be beautiful! Pinterest has become a great resource for colors!



#10 NixSpade

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

Before you go shopping take a look at the area's on the resort where the wedding take place, the beach or the chapel, and envision your wedding. I think you might get a better idea of what you want in terms of colour. I haven't decided on which resort as yet, but I do know who is in my bridal party and I made decisions based on what would look good on everyone. Good Luck and have fun. 






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