(Closed) Doing all the don’ts?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

All I can say is that I think for your wedding you should be allowed to do whatever your budget allows.  So, for you if it means you want a night wedding in the cold with purple and green you should do that.  If you want your wedding at night maybe the reception could be in an actual wedding instead of a tent.  I haven’t heard anything about photographers having a hard time with those colors, but I suppose it could be true.  And even if it is, I’m sure an experienced photographer should be able to work with it. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Cannotwait, you are too cute.

You had a lot of stuff mentioned in this so let me see what I can do… I was debating my wedding date too because of the weather. Then someone told me- if part of it is outside (for me it is) then look into those heaters? Is that feasible or just another expense you would rather not think about?

As far as colors- I haven’t done this myself, but why don’t you look into making or finding one of those "inspiration boards" people do, or go to the bookstore and (this is a stretch) look at interior design/fashion mags to see how they played with colors. try to analyze how you liked how the photographs came out with the colors you are interested in? Then go to your prospective photographer and see what they think they can do. Some photographers love the opportunity to play with colors in a variety of settings and it won’t be an issue.

Ugh. And a friend of mine (who is amazingly saracastic- but I love her anyways) told me when I mentioned the place I was looking at might go to a low of 40’s– she was like "well you can always get blue bridesmaids dresses to match the color of their lips for the day!"   But it made me laugh. I thought… I would… just pass that thought on to you too…  

If you have strong convictions and a vision, stick to it. You went with your gut and won’t regret it. Thats how I see it…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

& good grief, don’t let those florists laugh at you! As if you haven’t enough to worry about.  ;o)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

E-mail Heidi here: http://zenadiadesign.blogspot.com/ 

She will for sure make you an inspiration board.  She did one for me and was SOOOO helpful!  She has some great advicce when it comes to these kinds of things.  You can see the inspiration board she did for me here: http://zenadiadesign.blogspot.com/2008/02/color-palette-vintage-glamour-with.html

I could totally see your wedding as a mixture of this: http://zenadiadesign.blogspot.com/2008/03/color-palette-plum-grey-and-black.html and this http://zenadiadesign.blogspot.com/2008/03/color-palette-green-brown-and-white.html

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

– Lots of people will probably be happy to go to a wedding instead of doing the normal dinner-and-a-movie thing on Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate love?? As far as flowers go, as long as you’re aware of the cost increase and pick wisely, you’ll be fine. And good call on not going with any vendors that laughed at you. : P How unprofessional.

– For the weather, just be sure to alert your guests ahead of time so they can prepare themselves. Also, just because the average low is 44 doesn’t mean it’ll be 44 at the time of your wedding; I think low temps usually hit just before dawn, so it’s more likely to be in the mid-50s for your ceremony time. (Also, Texas weather is so fickle; it could be 65!). Have a back-up in case of ice, and also have a couple of portable heaters on hand. You’ll be fine. (I went to a May wedding in San Francisco where everyone wore sundresses, only to have the ceremony be at the top of a mountain and the temperature be about 54. Just goes to show you can never tell.)

– I agree with the suggestion of finding a color inspiration board. I think the Snippet & Ink site has those, right? If the carpet is really purple, it might be better to steer clear of that color lest you really emphasize it. You could also consult with a photographer, or with your own if you’ve booked them yet. That could also be a question for potential photogs: "How would you handle this color situation?" And again, "winter" in Texas (depending on the part) is more like spring for other parts of the country, so don’t worry too much about it being a "wintry" shade unless that’s really important to you. 

Post # 9
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Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club

Do whatever makes you happy:

You may want to find your reception location before choosing colors to make sure they don’t clash with the existing decor. If you do stick with the colors you have in mind, here are some green, deep purple and chocolate inspiration boards:

http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/11/board-73-autumn-vineyard.html

http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2008/04/board-179-purple-and-vine.html

Purple and Green…With Envy!

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I love this little poem whenever I run into "shouldn’ts, can’ts, and ought-not-to’s"

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

-Shel Silverstein

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

celery/kiwi with purple is fantastic. (i’ve got those colors going too as well as apricot and brown!)

not hard to photograph. would look beautiful for v-day.

if you want your girls in green — http://www.dessy.com has the best fabric selection of greens out of anyone. Infact, one of my girls dresses is ‘kiwi’.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

i think the only "don’t" that might be potentially problematic is having a night wedding.  i think having a mid-afternoon one that extends into nighttime would be a good compromise.  to be honest, i’ve never found outdoor heaters to be sufficient in helping to keep warm so while i would definitely look into them, i wouldn’t count on those to keep you warm enough in 44 degree weather.

everything else sounds fine.  the colors sound lovely and if v-day happens to work out for you in terms of timing, then go for it!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think all of your "potential don’ts" are all Do’s!  A pink/red themed V-Day wedding could look really cheesy if not done right.  So go with the colors you want.  I love the look of green and purple together.

I think a completely open tent in mid-February would not provide the most comfortable setting for your guests.  However, don’t give up on your tent wedding dream.  Most good tent companies have side walls they can add.  You can do them in white or clear so you can see outside.  You can even do the ceiling in clear canvas, but if there’s a possibility for rain, white would work best.

There are reasonably priced heaters that blow warm air into the tent instead of the standard heat lamps.  So talk to a rental company or your venue site for ideas to execute that dream.

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