Wedding colors where bride will be wearing red?

October 3rd, 2010

I am in the beginning stages of planning a wedding, but having trouble picking a color scheme. The only thing I know for sure is that do to my fiance family background we have chosen that I will wear a deep red wedding dress. We are thinking of early spring (April, May) or fall (Oct, Nov) for the wedding. I only what my dress to be red not the whole wedding. Any ideals of what color scheme I can use?

20 Responses to “Wedding colors where bride will be wearing red?”

  1. Tammy says:

    Black and white

  2. NJ Engineer says:

    You could still do red and white… just reverse it and have everyone else where white and you will stand out in your red.

  3. ♥ || ♪♫ Br0wn Eyǝd G!rl ♫♪ || ♥ says:

    Red and light pink look good together.

  4. melouofs says:

    I really like the idea of the bridal party in white–it makes for a nice contrast.

  5. Carlie says:


    What if you had everyone else wear white! And you had white flowers and just red accents.

    Or you could do black, white, and red! That would be cool!

  6. Messykatt says:

    I wouldn’t let the wedding date guide you as much as the formality of the event. Red, black and white is an awesome combo, but it definitely makes for an Art Deco or more modern type vibe, so it might not work as well at a more casual or traditional type event.

    Other combos are the obvious fall color combo (many options, but one example is red, orange, and sky blue) or basically any colors blend with red. Red and cream is a great combo.

  7. sharon says:

    Silver would be a nice color to use.

    I do like the idea that someone else had of everyone else wearing white and you wearing red.

    Stay away from blue unless you want to look patriotic.

  8. reginachick22 says:

    Well, it is true that the simplest and easy answer is black and white (or just black or white) for the attendants. I had a coloured gown and this is what I did. It does look really nice.

    However, if that doesn’t sound like something you’d like, I’d highly recommend that you go to a local fabric store and pick up some colour swatches (paint colour cards from the hardware store will do in a pinch).

    You want to find a shade that complements and suits your dress colour. What is the overall theme and season of the wedding? This may also help determine which colours to use. Do you want a subtle subdued look or a bright bold “look at me” wedding party?

    Again, I highly suggest using fabric swatches alongside the fabric from your dress. Visualizing the colours against it each should help a few to “jump out” at you. If you still can’t decide based on simply what looks best, narrow it down based on the look you are going for (or perhaps your season or theme), and go from there.

    Best wishes!

  9. rumisgone says:

    Red and Aqua is one of my favorite color schemes, like here:

    We’re personally doing purple, chocolate brown, red, and cream.

  10. Iven says:

    red and white, solid red both will be great.

  11. CaNdY HeArT says:

    I think that you could do white and you’ll be the only one in Red which is a little weird but ya know great idea it’s your day the light is supposed to shine on you. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. jennickers says:

    That’s too funny because I was just reading this article by Signature Grand Weddings about different colored wedding dresses:

    I’m not sure that I like red and black but red and gold is classy and sophisticated!

  13. Garnet Glitter's No BS Zone says:

    Dress your girls in black dresses with white accents and have them carry white & red flowers…dress the groomsmen in black tuxes with crisp white shirts and perhaps red ties…their buttonholes should be red.

    Your bouquet should be predominately white with touches of red.

  14. Jenny Lynne says:

    I do not like blue it is too patriotic, and the red/black/white has been done to death. Sometimes a pink if in the same color family, you will have to take swatches to match, depending on whether your dress is red red or a burgandy tinted red, Burgandy/pink and cream are a good combo. If Red red, Maybe cream bridesmaids dresses with a red scarf and to bring out the red, I like for the bmaids to carry the rose pomander ball, just be sure scarfs, sashes, whatever and roses in pomander are in same tint as your dress. A touch of silver, if you have bouquets something the florist will know what to put in. The dresses could be cream with the pomanders and red feathers or ribbons in their hair. There are many, many beatiful hair bows, etc. to choose from. The site I am listing has a little bit of everything, give it a look and get some ideas. I think they have red weddings on this site, good luck!!

  15. iloveweddings says:

    I think it would look great if you had your bridesmaids in black carrying red flowers and you in red carrying white flowers.

  16. histreasure says:

    Red and yellow or gold usually look nice together. Bridesmaids in Yellow if it a early spring wedding and Bridesmaids in Gold if it is a fall wedding. Groomsmen in a traditional black or navy blue tux or suit with red and yellow/boutonniere and tie or tie and vest.

  17. Mrs. Picky says:

    I totally agree with a previous post. Bridesmaids in Black dresses carrying all red bouquets, preferably red roses and your bouquet red and white. For the guys black tuxes, red vest and ties or black vest, red tie with red bout. If you have flower girls put them in red. To me white and red would look too much like candy cane wedding, don’t like it. Go with red and black for spring or fall.

  18. Tony says:

    Having multiple dresses is a new trend at weddings. Pink and red in the flowers would be some nice colors that go together. may have more advice on how to pick color schemes for weddings.

  19. Sunflower says:

    I think bridesmaid dresses in either silver or gold would look nice.

  20. Had enough says:

    Red and gold in the Fall would be lovely. Burnt oranges mixed in too.

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