Help! need advice on bouquet/wedding colours?

by DIY wedding planner on September 21, 2012

My wedding is this sunday :O

And i have a very white, plain dress with three big flush roses on the front of my gown. So i decided to have roses for the theme flower. Our wedding colours are white and turquoise blue. Anyway, I couldn’t find any true white roses, (most look yellowish against my white dress) so we decided I would need a bit of colour for my bouquet- so we ordered violet roses from the markets (its DIY wedding) and anyway, we stated we wanted something very light, pinky/purple so as to give a bit of colour but not much and so it would still go with the blue- they are deep pink!
What shoud I do? this bouquet will be the only thing in my wedding that doesnt match the colour theme.

And if i shoudn’t use these- what should i use that will tie in with my theme? My dress is bright white, so any white flower will need to be white white,

Thanks for any advice
Thanks but I dont think I’m going ‘too overboard’ with my theme colours- I’m sorry, but if you didn’t mean for me to take offense to that maybe you should consider your ‘voice’ on here because it seems you were making a judgement there that really wasn’t fair. All I said about my wedding colour theme was that the colours were turquoise and white and that these pink flowers would not match that theme. Most brides hope to make things fall within the same colour group so that things look uniform, clean and elegant.

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Lovin Life cause he's Lovin me September 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

you could die the flowers the color you want them to be….i want blue roses at my wedding and the only way ill have them is if i die them…


iloveweddings September 21, 2012 at 6:11 am

Ok….you are going too overboard with the “theme colors.” You are right…there are no true white/white roses.

What is wrong with the deep pink? That will add a splash of color. Don’t try to be too matchy/matchy. Use the deep pink, which will be a beautiful contrast and will be a very nice complimentary color to the white and turquoise.


Wonder Woman September 21, 2012 at 6:25 am

Pink actually won’t be bad, but you can always order more flowers that are dyed blue. You can dye flowers any color you want.
But if you want a pure white bouquet, you’re going to need to change the flowers. You’re right about the roses not being pure white. I think peonies or even carnations will be the closest you can get. They look pretty similar to roses and as far as I’m concerned, they’re cheaper too. But if you want to go for a more exotic bouquet, lilies and orchids make fantastic flowers. For filler flowers you should use a different color besides blue or white…I think yellow or purple would do good. A few good yellow filler flowers would be mini yellow chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, gerbera daisies, and solidago. Good purple filler flowers would be purple limonium, waxflower, larkspur, asters, freesia, statice, mums, and phlox. Delphiniums are beautiful blue flowers too and would look great with the white flowers and filler flowers! And of course you can always add blue hydrangeas, irises, or hyacinths.


natdm619 September 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

If it won’t bother you too much, it would be ok to have pink roses. My wedding colors were green and yellow, but I had some orange flowers thrown into the bouquets just because I loved how they looked all together! Maybe just have pink roses tied in at the reception if you really want it to tie in with SOMETHING! If not, maybe go to a florist and just ask for recommendations on your situation. Don’t tell them you’re not interested in buying from them, but maybe try to get some input! I hope this helps, and that everything works out!


Because I Said So September 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

If your wedding is Sunday you don’t need to get your flowers until then anyway, I don’t know why you picked them up so early, cut flowers will never last until the weekend. Just go to a few grocery stores or florists that are open Sunday and check out what color roses they have in stock and choose from what’s available on Sunday.


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