Post # 1
I just joined and this is my first posting (and a silly one at that!) I am a definite type-A person and although my wedding is a little over a year away I’ve already started major planning. I’m DIYing a cardbox for the wedding and our colors are Navy Blue and Yellow with some white accents.
We are thinking of having Navy Blue tablecloths and I was tenatively planning on spray painting my boxes a glossy Navy blue with bright yellow flowers attached and white pearls/ribbons to accent.
My Future Mother-In-Law has voice her opinon more than once that I MUST be VERY careful to use exactly the same shade of blue everywhere as in her opinion mixing and matching hues of the same color is too tacky. I, on the other hand, love the look of a monochromatic color scheme and wouldn’t mind having a true Navy Blue tablecloth with (God forbid) something a little more Royal Blue as long as it was something tasteful and carried throughout the decor.
Should I be second guessing my color choice for my card box as much as I am? I can’t seem to help it now! What do you guys think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Welcome to the Bee! 🙂
Haha there are definitely some color battles in families! I think it used to be pretty standard for weddings to be very matchy-matchy – my mom told me her bridesmaids had their satin heels dyed to match their bridesmaid dresses exactly. But these days a lot of weddings have more loose, less rigid color palettes and I think it works out great. (Our own color palette, if you can even call it that, was blush, ivory, champagne, gold, silver, gray, and sage green…and everyone loved how it all tied together!)
I think you should choose colors and decor however you like, and if too many people are giving you grief about picking the “wrong shade” for some detail, stick to your guns. If your Future Mother-In-Law is giving you a hard time, maybe don’t share too much info with her about exactly which colors you’re picking out for everything… I planned a lot of our wedding on my own (especially the decor) because I got tired of hearing everyone’s opinions!
And for what it’s worth, I love your idea of multi-blues. I think it’ll be easier on the eyes and more natural-looking than just one shade of navy. And at the end of the day, it’s just a card box! Don’t worry about her opinions, paint it whatever color or shade of blue you like and move on 🙂
Post # 4
I feel like it’s such a huge hassle to find the exact shade/hue of a color- literally you have to be carrying swatches around with you 24/7. I wouldn’t stress it at all, I love variations of the same color and feel like it looks a little more modern and fun than traditional solid color sets.
Post # 5
Thanks for the warm welcome and setting my mind at ease. I will definitely try and stay true to the colors I think reflect our wishes while tactfully keeping my FMIL’s opinions in check.
You guys rock.
Post # 6
@springbride23: Welcome to The Bee! I purchased my bridesmaid dresses before I even really knew what I wanted for color because I was just so stunned by the blue of the dresses haha! I knew blue was a color that my Darling Husband would agree on and almost anything would match with. Well our colors ended up being blue, white/ivory, with pops of yellow. My bridesmaid dresses were a sapphire blue and our table clothes were white with navy blue table runners. It’s impossible to find all of the same dark blue colored flowers as well. I think you will be just fine having different tones of blue. If you’d like to see how I incorporated blue, white/ivory, and yellow with any of my decorating let me know! We get our professional pictures back this Saturday! Happy planning!
Post # 7
@Cummins59 Thank you for your response! I would looove to see your pictures when you have them available! Can’t wait!
Post # 8
@springbride23: I simplified my life with this issue… my wedding is any and all blues… I think I would be your FMIL’s nightmare 😛
Post # 9
@Elky: Love it! Her new gripe is blue centerpiece lighting will ‘make the food look weird.’ /sigh
Post # 10
@springbride23: nobody is that matchy-matchy anymore. i would just make sure the colors aren’t going to clash if they are near each other.