Post # 1
im getting nervous…. my colors are black, white and green. Black and white damask and then green accents everywhere. Im not having flowers on the tables i haves vases with limes in them… now… my dress is oyster and ivory it looks so good with my skin tone… does it matter that everything else like the table clothes and the table runners and menues etc will be white white?? And we picked out bridesmaid dresses and ordered them yesterday and we went with lettuce colored green when i was really planning on a more bright lime color but is just clashed with my dress so much… so will it be wierd with all these colors in one place for the pictures?? im freaking out!!
Post # 3
I have a feeling that when everything is together the shades and colors you see are going to look lovely together. I would relax and try not to stress out…
Post # 4
@hzleys100: No you don’t need to all match. I think as long as the colors complement with each other you are good, and that seems to be the case.
Personally, I am working within a color wheel of orange and blues (my colors) because I fear that my wedding would look like a child’s birthday party.
Post # 5
It all doesn’t have to match. I just think that if everything looks good as a whole based on hue and elements like the limes, it will look great. Sometimes matchy-matchy can work against being visually appealing.
Ugh. I had this issue yesterday with my mother and sister–mostly my sister who “works in ahotel where there are a lot of weddings” an “watches all of the wedding shows!”.
I haven’t picked “my colors” yet but I know that I am interested in the following: ivory, taupe, gold, champagne. Those color families. My sister acted DISGUSTED when I show her the taupe tablecloth and was so concerned that: everything wouldn’t match and that it wouldn’t be a colorful wedding.
We are in a venue that is already heavily decorated since it is a house–our alma mater’s alumni house. It’s already pretty colorful with some rich shades. I’ve seen people have weddings there where the wedding colors didn’t go along with the venue decor–for example, a wedding with deep purple and green–but that’s that couple’s choice. I mean, there are color combos that I really don’t like but, hey, it’s not my wedding! Ok, that was rant-ish.
Post # 6
No, nothing has to match. You don’t even need colors.
The key to remember is that differences between colors (and whites) look really obvious when you’re standing there comparing shades, but at a reception, no one will register those miniscule nuances–certainly not the difference between ivory, oyster, and bright white.
Post # 7
Nothing at my wedding matched. My bridesmaids wore bright colored flowery dresses (different ones), so I felt like I could keep up that theme and use whatever I liked. Our centerpieces were different vases/pitchers from thrift stores in different random colors. I love color, so I didn’t want to stick to just a few. I felt like it all got tied together b/c everything had an antique/vintage feel.
Post # 8
thanks ladies!! i feel much better!