One thing you should know about me is that I'm a very indecisive person. Jack, my friends, and my entire family can attest to this. (Although, I think my little sister might have an even worse case of indecisiveness than me. Sorry, Mal.). So when it came to deciding on a color scheme, I was a little overwhelmed.
I knew I loved gray . . . that was about it.
I soon realized that nailing down your palette is important for deciding everything from your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, and decorations to your save the dates, wedding website, and invitations. I spent a couple months perusing Pinterest for ideas, then I used Dessy to create styleboards. The styleboards are ultimately what helped me make a final decision. (If you've haven't discovered Dessy yet, I highly recommend checking it out. The "My Styleboards" section allows you to use Pantone colors and upload images to create an overall wedding look.)
Even though we're having a fall wedding, I was certain I didn't want typical autumn shades (burnt oranges, reds, and golds). I was initially drawn to gray and yellow, but the combination was a bit too summery for October. Next I went through a gray, light blue, and mauve phase, but determined it was a little too trendy. I ended up deciding between two color palettes:
1. Gray, Blush, and Navy
2. Gray, Eggplant, Bordeaux, and Blush
A friend who works for a bridal publication gave me great advice: Choose colors that are in your wardrobe or that you feel comfortable wearing. And think about how they will coordinate with your venue. I went with palette number 1 (partly because Jack was opposed to wearing a purple or pink tie and partly because I fell in love with that styleboard).
It's been fun seeing these colors come to life as we get further along in the planning process. Our bouquets will be a soft blush and ivory. The guys will sport gray tuxes. The girls will don midnight-blue dresses. And the most recent way to see the gray-blush-navy color scheme is on our save the dates (below). These went out last week, so there's no going back now! Decision made.