Post # 1
Hi ladies! I need advice on an outdoor ceremony crisis! My wedding is October 5th and I am not doing the typical fall colors. My theme is rustic romance and colors are gray, neutrals, pinks and mauve. My ceremony location is planting bright orange yellow and red mums along our walkway weeks before our ceremony. I was originally doing lanterns and now everything will clash! How to cover mums or do anything maybe minimal decor, to not have everything clash?! The colors are ruining my theme. Please help! Thanks!
Post # 2
Jdawn1123: It’s really hard for a venue to choose their landscaping to match just one event. Mums do come in pinks, burgundy and mauves. Have you asked them if they would be willing to choose one of those colors?
Post # 3
@julies1949 I actually sent an email to my planner at the venue and waiting on a response but I’m sure they will not work with my request as I’ve been told before it’s usually what’s in season and available. It just throws off the soft neutral colors, ya know?
Post # 4
no, I don’t think you should do anything to “cover” them because that could damage the plants. I would be PISSED if I were that venue and someone pulled something that could damage my grounds.
its unfortunate that you and the venue didn’t have a discussion about what colours were going to be there at the time, but what’s done is done. Do you have things in your colours bought? Can you add in a couple of other transitional colours to bring that mauve into their outdoor palette? The picture you posted (is that the venue?) looks gorgeous. You may be able to find some neutral green colours that go with your palette and with the natural colours as a buffer and do a short ‘fence’ along the edge of your path/seating area.did you want to post the colours you have? Maybe some bees can give you some colours to bridge the gap.
Post # 5
Jdawn1123: Google “garden Mums” . You will see they come in many colors that would work with your palette. These other colors are also very common and easily obtainable.
First, I would say don’t get into a sweat about this. Even though it’s not in your palette, everything in nature goes together and your photographer will be be to crop pics if needed.
If you really want a different color of mums, I would offer to contribute to the cost. i don’t think you should have to pay the whole cost, as they are going to plant mums with or without you- we’re only taking a different color choice.
If they contact the garden center ahead of time and place their order, there is no reason they can’t get the color of their (make that your) choice.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t worry about it. Green and white arent your colors either, right? But the arbor is white and the grass and trees are green. It’ll be fine, don’t sweat the small stuff.
Guests think your colors are the things you choose- invites, dresses, decor. Not the plantlife.
Post # 7
I don’t think anyone is going to notice that whatsoever. I got married in August and there were beautiful flowered potted hanging baskets all over the place, it didn’t do anything to my color scheme. And it’s not something I’ve ever noticed in any wedding I’ve been to or in.
Post # 8
Jdawn1123: I wouldn’t stress about it. While your wedding isn’t fall-themed, it IS fall.. Embrace the seasonal beauty. I think if you try to cover it up, you’ll have a bigger problem. No one is going to notice that the venue landscaping doesn’t match your wedding. And, IMO, your wedding decor will then pop even more against the contrast!