Nice Motif for a Wedding

Philippines
October 5, 2008 11:24pm CST
I am getting married early next year and i realized that planning a wedding can indeed be stressful as there are just too many things to think about. But after being stressed and panicking for about a week, i have finally learned to relax and take things one at a time. I realized that little things can indeed be very hard to choose...like the wedding motif. i really never thought that i would have a hard time deciding on the motif to use. My first choice is lavender as it is really my favorite color, but then my sister said that it is a color for mourning here in the Philippines so it is not very good for weddings. So that's when i had a hard time choosing... i contemplated on using lavender and gold ( apparently if it is combined with something then it's alright), red and gold, green and pink, blue and yellow. Until i have finally decided on lavender and red. what do you think of this motif guys?
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15 responses
@oyenkai (4400)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
As long as you don't mix green and orange (like SOME people I know) then I think you'd do fine. Lavender actually sounds nice and it's not the color of mourning at all o.o (Since when did black and white get changed by lavender?). Stick with the color that you want, it's YOUR wedding :D I hope you have fun with it! Oh and you might want to add a little variation, add some silver in the motif :D or snowflake stuffs :D Have fun! I love weddings!
@glords (2615)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm sure your wedding will be ravishing in lavender and red. I love both of those colors. My wedding was done in the fall and so we choose fall colors. Gold and Burnt Red. Instead of flowers my flower girls dropped bright leaves down the isle. I think it always helps to think of what types of flower you want at your wedding, and often times that helps you come up with a color scheme. Anyhow I think you have chosen well good luck, and happy mylotting.
@seraj143 (75)
• India
6 Oct 08
Hi all I dont understand what motif does colour have with the occassion whether that be marriage,mourning,celebration or any other occassion. I think it is merely a state of mind that makes oneself feel comfortable of the situation not the colour of the clothes or the vicinity arround oneself. I known from my experiences that people are more considerate of others what they will feel like when we do something that is contrary to what is in practice at the present time.This thing annoys me a lot why should one be bothered of someone elses feelings when it hurts his own? I rather hold the opinion that we are born free so we should be left free to do what we want. There should not be any impositions on the same. Till the time we do not have it no occassion is complete as we will not be at the set of our own mind. If I were in such a scenario I would rather like to do what I like rather than taking suggestions of someone else as I take any occasion of mine to be more of personal centered rather than keeping myself at the periphery of my own occasion.Thanks a lot
@underdogtoo (9606)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I am not good in color combinations but I am not very opinionated in regard to wedding motifs. I think you can do no wrong whatever you decide. Cheers!!
• United States
6 Oct 08
The only thing important in he wedding are the people getting married and nothing else- Colors, food cake.. It is about the love you have for the other person.. I married my wife regardless it was about us and not anyone else, I do want the gifts though :)
@Bluepatch (2482)
• Trinidad And Tobago
6 Oct 08
I think what you might need is a list. Lists are famous for getting people organized and getting them to realize that its not all that much confusion as you might think. You alse might be suffering from a little fear at committing your life away. So calm down, make a few lists, and then think of all the time you'll be spending in the arms of the guy you love.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Hello! I just got married last July 5, 2008. It can be quite a nightmare and a dream come true to prepare for a wedding. I used pink and brown as motif for our wedding. People found the wedding really nice. If you want to look at how it turned out, you can check our site (it has a link that points to our pictures and video) at http://vinceandrhia.blogspot.com. I also posted there links to videographers, photographers, etc. Lavender and red? I guess it would highly depend on what shade of lavender and red. You might also want to check an online color wheel to see if this is actually a good color combination. Here's a sample link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_wheel. Good luck and I hope you enjoy preparing for your wedding!
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
i love being traditional so i still think white is the best motif for anybody's wedding. but if you think it's boring you could mix it up with another color. if i were to choose which one from the choices you have given, i think green and pink is the best. but i still prefer white and pink or white and blue or white and lavender.=D
@austere (2819)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
i cant imagine what the color would be like when combined.. i see weddings with lavender motifs and it looks okay.. i have seen weddings with red motifs and it looks great especially with fair skinned bride's maid and entourage..hehe i think the mix of both will be fine.. do you think of mixing the color in their gowns? can you show us pics? when i get married, i dont know what color i would get for my motif, i think that really a tough decision to decide on.hahaha
• China
6 Oct 08
you can find a wedding compoany, they will dispose all.
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Hi! Honestly, I'm not so keen on using red with lavender. Lavender is my favorite color too. I'd rather see it paired with silver. Or, you can also fuse it with darker shades of violet or fuchsia. Have you seen Claudine Barettos's wedding? My sister-in-law adapted her colors in her own wedding and the result was quite nice. My wedding motif is gold but I don't see it being paired with lavender as well. Nowadays, brides are more and more adventurous with combining colors in their motifs. I make customized wedding cords and arrhae and I had one client whose wedding motif is aqua, lime green and gold. But I suggest you don't go overboard as that. Lilac, purple, lavender, dark violet and fuschia are more or less, on the same spectrum so, maybe you can choose from these. If you want to check out some of the motif my clients chose, you can check out my site --- http://embellish.multiply.com
@despompa (472)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
if its my wedding ill definitely go for lilac and silver. any shade of lavender is my favorite color. anyways back to your concern, i dont exactly believe that violet stands for mourning. im also a filipino and i dont see it that way. in fact, i even attended a wedding once with the bride in black. it just find it really cool. hope you can decide on the color real soon as you still have more other preparations to make.
• India
6 Oct 08
In the first place my heartiest congratulations 4 u :) I toast u for ur wedding. U have mentioned that lavender is ur fav color then go for it :) Just carry a sweet smile on ur face,i bet u'll look gorgeous irrespective of the motif and all :) If u need a second choice i'd suggest u pink or light blue,they r my favourites :D Good luck dude. Keep rocking :)
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
If you really like lavender you can combine it with other colors like yellow or green or pink (well in your case it's red). Anyways, try looking at the colors of autumn, the colors are vibrant too.
@zandi458 (27879)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Everyone dream of their wedding day to be conducted in a very grand style. I understand how much stress one undergoes in the preparation of the big day. We chose golden beige as the official colour of my wedding. Ofcourse there were mixture of other colours to make it more attractive. The ballons were multi coloured but basically it was golden beige that made the wedding gown looks more like the fairy tales princess. And that was twenty years ago where white was the common color for wedding gowns. Your lavender choice is beautiful but no harm in checking what is the latest colour tone for this year.