Post # 1
So some of you may recognize me already from all my posts on colors and centerpieces and such, never thought I’d care so much.
So you look on pinterest and the perfect pallette and you get these great ideas and then it proves so difficult to pull together! The perfect palette is great for getting ideas of what colors go together but then just try finding those colors in the details! If you look at most of the idea boards on those sites they’re not actually pictures of weddings, they’re just a bunch of random photos thrown together. And to actually get those colors in the details you’d have to spend a fortune on tablewear and flowers and gold chiavari chairs, and gold cutlery, and blue satin serviettes and arghhhhhhhh.
I just got the chair sash samples from the decorator and the navy isn’t navy enough, it’s more royal blue. it’s like omg seriously who cares already, but I do now! so now I have to be a diva and ask if she has anything less royal blue.
I’m trying to be adaptable but at every turn it seems I have to change something.
I thought I was going to be a no fuss bride but if I’m spending thousands, I want to to decorate it and have it look how I like! … it was fun at first….
Post # 2
- 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
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 # 4
Thanks. I’m still a bit obsessed but have calmed down a bit, just have to continue to be flexible
Post # 5
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 🙂
Post # 6
I am now very happy with what I have in mind (and it is doeable), and it’s all because what I originally wanted didn’t work, just have to keep being adaptable and try not to commit too much to anything too early.
And I do have to watch Frozen already! 🙂