(Closed) clashing table linens and bridesmaids dresses. OPINIONS?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why not keep it simple (and perhaps more budget friendly) with white linens?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Im dealing with the same issue… I want everything to be champagne with red accents so my table linens will be the same color as the bm dresses. I’m not really too worried about them “clashing” i’m sticking with white table cloths and doing champagne runners. So unless my bm’s are lying on the tables the colors shouldn’t be that different anyone will notice… I hope!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Since when do differing shades of purple clash with each other? My color palatte is every shade of blue + pops of orange!

You do NOT have to limit your entire decor to one shade each of two colors. I think it’ll be totally fine if you have shades of purple (or ‘eggplant’).

Plus it would be a little strange if your maids looked like they were supposed to be part of the tablescape.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

While you are thinking of the greens in the flowers as part of your colors, most people will probably think of them as a neutral…  I’d suggest that you either decide to go with shades of purple… so the eggplant is the basic color and the other linens, napkins, etc are in other purples…  Or… the other thing is that you could go with the eggplant, greens and add some autumn shades of red and gold…   (It would have a regal looking effect.)  Then you could select linens in a shade of gold that would be rich and elegant and still read as a neutral.  I have a feeling that I would be confused at seeing green table linens… especially since it’s a autumn wedding.  I can totally picture the eggplant and green flowers and dresses in my mind…and thinking of walking into a room with green linens seems like it would seem strange… because the green linens would seem like it was a “green themed” wedding…not an eggplant and green wedding. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Purples are hard to match. Just make sure that it is the right hue of purple. If the dresses are a cool, blue purple, stick with that. Or if it is warm, red purple, stick there. Exact shade isn’t important.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

To reduce the chance of mismatch I would go for shades of purple for both the bridesmaids and the table.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

i wouldn’t worry about matching your bridesmaids to the table linens. they’re not going to be sitting at the tables all night and to be honest, your guests will not notice. just spring for the linens of your choice. remember, you don’t have to match everything. good luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second the thought that I wouldn’t worry about the dresses matching the tables… they will only be sitting there for a short time and I doubt your photographer (or anyone else for that matter) will be taking pictures of them at the table.  🙂 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I read somewhere that the bridesmaid dresses should NOT match the linens because then they look like they’re wearing the linens (I mean, no one will actually literally think they are wearing tablecloths, but I get what the person was saying), so I don’t think it’s a bad thing if the ‘eggplant’ colours are not the same.  But like someone else posted, make sure that the different shades ‘go’.

Or, maybe you could make the head table (where the girls will be closest to the linens for the longest time) green with or without eggplant runners, and have the rest of the room in eggplant?  That way the head table stands out, and so do the girls!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am having my girls wear one color…and then my table linens are my other color.  That way they I don’t have to worry about different shades of green, in my case.  I didn’t want there to be too much of one color.  Especially if your linens are full tableclothes that go to the ground.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

nah dont worry too much ab it, my bridesmaids are wearing chocolate, and some of my table cloths are chocolate =)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hmmm I think I have the same problem…

My BM dress are chocolate brown and sage green sashes (My colors are chocolate brown, sage green, and eggplant also!).  I picked out white table linens and I went out and purchsed squares of fabrics to add some color on the tables.  However, the cloths are a similiar sage green but a light mocha color – I feel like its going to clash too but I think I will be the only one to notice….Keep the drinks following and turn the lights down and NO ONE will notice!! :o)

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