Decor rant – how do you deal with your vision not coming together?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I definitely know how you feel… I’ve found Pinterest to be great for inspiration but bad in reality. I have an actual decor board w/ fabric samples and centerpiece pictures that I’m using to put this all together. I also have a meeting w/ my venue & caterer (who is providing most of the tablewear deets: chairs, linens, chargers, glassware) on 7/23 and I’m sooooooooooo friggin ready. I just want to know what’s available to me (w/o additional charge b/c they have a LARGE inventory) so I can get on the other smaller details. I will say though, don’t get too wrapped up in your blues not matching. Yes, you want navy blue… but do all the navy’s you get have to be identical… nope. Not unless they are laying directly on top of each other. Small color variations allow color depth and most times it turns out really nice.

Post # 3
3088 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think first and foremost, you should recognize that the pictures you see on Pinterest and the Perfect Palette are usually highly stylized shoots. They are not actual weddings or parties (some are, but not most). Also, at the end of the day, no one but you (and your FI) know what the decor was SUPPOSED to look like, what the details were SUPPOSED to look like, what the chair sashes were SUPPOSED to look like. You won’t even really remember the day of. I finally gave up on trying to have a uniformed vision and isntead just blew that idea up and went with a mismatched palatte. Everything will be mismatched: the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the china, the centerpieces, everything! As soon as I did this my stress went from 10,000 to 5 overnight. Perhaps add in some more colors and leave room for there to be some mismatched elements?

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Maybe watch some Frozen 😉 and let go of some of these details! Easier said than done!  But seriously, look at nature and all of the various shades of colors being mismatched- most people really don’t see these nuances, they see the big picture.  My colors are navy and gold and whenever I find shades that clash I group them into the “ceremony” decor or “reception” decor.  This at least lets me feel like I have control over the mismatched-ness 🙂

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