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Choosing Wedding Colors

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Many bride's have a favorite color that they would like to use for their wedding. Choosing your wedding colors makes it easier to shop for almost every aspect of the wedding. This is a guide about choosing wedding colors.


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October 17, 2011

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.


By joannaliu from Beijing, China

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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

I have seen weddings where the bridesmaids pick their own style of dress, in a givine color. My thought is choose a color that will flatter the women in the bridal party and to heck with the other considerations. A person can get too carried away takingt too many things into consideration. One other thing that should be considered for the women's dresses is cost, the attendants income should be considered.

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November 19, 2008

Can you use brown as a bridesmaid dress in March? My wedding was originally planned for October has moved to March. I liked my colors so much, I kinda wanted to keep them. So the idea was to use a brown dress with a turquoise sash, but that doesn't seem very springy. I need advice!


Emily from Nashville, TN

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November 20, 20080 found this helpful

My cousin in Houston wedding was pink and brown, it was beautiful. It's yours and groom's wedding.Congratulations!

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November 20, 20080 found this helpful

How about if they wear circlets of flowers in their hair?

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November 21, 20080 found this helpful

My daughter is planning a Feb. wedding, with the dress colors chocolate with a baby blue ribbon as the raised waistband.

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November 23, 20080 found this helpful

I think it would be nice to have something untraditional. When you get to be my age, weddings can be boring as they all seem alike. rofl. I think the colors you've described will be wonderful. Do your own thing and don't worry about anyone else. You have a great idea. I'd stick with it.

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November 29, 20080 found this helpful

I am currently a maid-of-honor in whats suppose to be a late spring, early summer wedding this upcoming year. The bride is very much liking the brown and blue idea. I think it is going to be beautiful, we are accenting alot more of the blues than browns but I see no reason why you should think that you need to change your colors. Besides traditional ideas are not commonly used these days.

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December 2, 20080 found this helpful

I wore brown as a bridesmaid last July for a wedding. Like everyone has said above, it was a beautiful color scheme! I'd even go one step further- I think brown is the in color this new bridal season -- I'm seeing lots of chocolate brown with pastel highlights. Have a great (brown) day!

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December 25, 20080 found this helpful

I think brown with turquoise sounds really nice. Just remember you don't have to stick to tradition. It is your big day and if that is what you like go for it. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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January 23, 20090 found this helpful

One of my girlfriends just did the colour scheme and it looked incredible. I was also just in one with chocolate brown dresses, floor length, with ivory sash, those were great too. Also have several dresses if your needing any.

All the best.

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February 10, 20090 found this helpful

I'm having my wedding March 28 and that's the color I'm going to use. (attached is a picture of my bridesmaid dresses but it's not pink it's Brown) I did decide to change the belt to a light pink to give it that spring look! Blue also looks beautiful!

Ps. As long as you are happy, who cares what others think, you're the one who has to look at the pictures for the rest of your life! :)

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May 27, 20090 found this helpful

I think it is fine, just use bright bouquets of flowers, maybe even some in their hair? It is your day and there is nothing that dictates you have to use certain colors for certain months.

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April 17, 20120 found this helpful

I 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, 20120 found this helpful

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

By Cynthia

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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?

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.

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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