Post # 1
Because I’ve never been to a wedding I have no idea where to start in terms of planning.. I’m not really planning yet but just learning something new everyday….No offence but I just dont see why people stress of all this colour, theme stuff. I don’t think I’ll have a theme, I just want to go with what my guy and I like, like today he said he doesn’t like red (clothes or anything decorative) and we both agreed that we liked white and (light) pink or (light)blue….so since we both agree on that when it comes to making bouquets I’ll probably go with those colours…
And for the menu and other bits and pieces we will just go with whatever looks nice/what we can afford… I really don’t care about this. Or it might just be that I really suck with this “arty” sort of stuff because I’m really far from creative and can’t do any of the DIY stuff. I have no talent in that field whatsoever. 🙁 I admire people who can make that stuff with their bare hands!!
Because I lack knowledge in the whole designing/art/creativity area, I feel like I am going to stress out ALOT when it comces to real planning…I wish I could hand all of this over to a wedding planner but I don’t think I can afford one here where I live.
All the pictures of vases, bouquets, centerpieces, candles, ribbons, all of those things are freaking me out…. somebody help!
Post # 3
I think it makes it easier for some people. Not many people are actually capable to be like… Hmm think Im going to just roll with the flow. And i dont mean this in a negative way. To actually choose a theme or colour, can for some people narrow down the stress.
Plus theres all these other factors of that most weddings are on a large scale and everyone is an event organiser and can handle stress plus there is work, life etc and having a theme or colours narrows it down and makes life easier!
Post # 4
It all depends on so many things. How creative/DIY are you? Do you want traditional or just do whatever fits you best? How set are you on the “perfect” day? Do you care what your guests think about your theme?
I’m pretty nontraditional too. Fiance and I both love blue, so that’s our main color. Paper flowers for centerpieces- easy and super cheap. We’re having pizza and fried chicken for our buffet. Lots of fun, unique music for our ceremony rather than all the normal stuff.
We don’t have a “theme”, we’re just doing what we like. Yeah, some things are a bit stressful- I do still have to make all those paper flowers and I’m making my own invites despite the fact that I’m extremely NOT crafty… but it’s all us and we’re just going with our personalities 🙂 Most of the decorative extras we won’t even be doing.
Post # 5
Oh I was right there with you. I dont have a creative bone in my body, I picked one color based on dresses that my BM’s already had (red) and the other because I saw a bouquet that I liked and thought it worked out well (dark purple). I never really had a theme, my Save-The-Date Cards had pink cherry blossoms, my invites didnt coordinate with them – they were plain with brown/blk swirl design. I had shoes purple shoes to match and ended up wearing white ones instead. My centerpieces ended up being pink, my cake was lavender. It turned into a crazy mesh of red/pink/lavender/purple things that I just liked. Don’t stress, just go with the flow and as long as you keep sort of to your two colors, it’ll look fine.
Post # 6
I picked a ‘theme’, since we are getting married at the beach. I decided to stick with coral colors and designs, just to narrow it down. What are your favorite colors? You can always start there and see where it branches you out to.
Post # 7
Don’t stress too much about having a perfect theme. The colours you picked sound great so far. You will get lots of inspiration and tutorials from sites like this and other wedding sites if you want to try your hand at creative things. Its overwhelming at first, but once you start looking around and saving lots of inspiration it will all come together quickly
Post # 8
I am creative/artistic and I honestly didn’t stress about the theme either. I picked red accessories because I like red and then I painted some pictures of sunsets for the centerpieces that had pinks and reds and oranges and yellows and purples in them and likely nothing will match precisely.
I think it can reduce stress to be more easy-going, myself. It keeps you from having to carry around fabric swatches to match exact colours, etc.
I think you should just do whatever feels right to you. If it makes it easier for you to pick a colour theme then go for it, if not, then don’t worry about it.
I really liked the idea another poster had of picking ‘watercolour’ as a theme. It’s more a style than a set of colours, which allows for more leeway. Maybe you should think of a style of decorating that you enjoy and then think about colours. It might help to think of how you prefer to decorate your home.
Post # 9
Don’t dress! I picked the colors (dark shades of blue and white) and went with that. The theme is basically things me and my fiance like. we are going baseball themed table numbers and favors, simple food, a photo booth, and going from there. There is no one true theme with ours. It is all in what you want your wedding to be!! I don’t know if i could ever do a whole “theme” styled wedding. I just want what we like and leave it at that. We will have some pops of red and black and yellow to go with the red sox and bruins (which we are HUGE fans of)