Post # 1
My wedding day is on the 8th of October, anyone else. I have so many ideas my maid colors will be purple and lime green. Would love to see your centerpieces and decorations and bridesmaides dress and etc… Omg so exciting it will be here before you know it. I feel like I need to get on this right away? Also one quick question, i am undecided about the weddign favor, I love the present I was thinking to get a nice candle for every family and have have our name and wedding date, but not sure what else to include, anyideas? But than again we were also considering to take that money and donate to the church from in the guest’s name and us? what do u think about that? What have you ladies choosen? thanks a lott!!! mwhaaaa
Post # 3
My wedding is October 15th and my girls are wearing Amethyst. I’m having a hard time with centerpieces, too. I want to do a fall theme but I don’t want pumpkins and leaves everywhere. Plus, that doesn’t really match with purple!
I love the idea of donating money…we are doing that instead of favors. I have read some articles about it and a lot of brides wish they would have done it, too. So many of them say they spent a lot of money/time on favors only to see dozens left behind from guests.
When donating money, I read that brides shouldn’t say how much was donated or say that it was in the guests name. Some people find it tacky. Instead, it suggested simply saying that instead of favors money was donated to the couples favorite charity.
Post # 4
@KIKI25: We’re date twins 🙂
I’m doing eggplant purple and burnt orange…with sprinkles of antique gold. Our centerpieces are going to be half branches in vases and half something else…haven’t quite figured it out yet. Good luck!
Post # 5
I’m getting married Sunday OCtober 9, 2011!! SO excited! I’ve already finished my STD’s and bought my dress. My centerpieces are birdcages, with 3 pillar candles. There will be tons of lace wrapped votives for a romantic, vintage feel. My maids are wearing black dress, and my junior bridesmaid is wearing champagne. Our bouquets will be fabric,lace and feathers. So my colors are black and champagne, and my dress is ivory.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies, these sound like great ideas and you all are on the right track where i wish i was but i still have time. I just have other stuff on my mind that i need to take care of and than start full on the wedding…
Post # 7
I’m October 21, and my centerpieces are going to be more eclectic/vintage, with old books and candles.
I’m so excited to see how beautiful it will be in October with all the changing leaves, it seems like the day can’t get here fast enough, even though with all the DIY I need as much time as possible. 🙂
And I love the suggestions about donating money instead of favors, I’ve actually been thinking about that because I’ve never used or kept the favors given at the weddings I’ve attended, and then it’s for a good cause!
Post # 8
Our wedding is October 7th so we’re weekend twins! We’re going with a full fledged fall theme.
and non-floral on every other table…
Orchard mini apple pies…
Post # 9
I was married October 3rd, 2010 and I did a orange and pink color scheme. It sounds like alot but i kept it to classy.
Post # 10
wow, I am kind of behind as well. I am not sure about my centerpieces or favors. Luckily I know that our main color is going to be a crimson and we will have accents of purple(thinking an eggplant shade) and brown and it will be a rustic theme. I am not going to use a lot of pumpkins either, but maybe some brown leaves. I still have so much to figure out…
Post # 11
I feel like I’m behind as well. So far we’ve decided on Navy Blue, Grey, and Yellow for our colors. We are planning on having non floral centerpieces with Lemons & Blue Berries. We’ve also booked the venue and have caterer & cake tastings set up for next month!
Post # 12
Yayy my Wedding is going to be on October 15th this year (2011) Im not going to do a theme that really goes with october im going to do a modern almost 50s type wedding, how soon have you all sent out your Save-The-Date Cards because i havent sent mine yet should i send them soon?or wait?
Post # 13
Mine is october 1st!! My Fiance is English so we are going for a Southern Belle meets English Gent, Victorian style wedding! I love roses, so burnt rose…deep wine colored flowers with ivory accents it will be! I cannot wait!!!
Post # 14
@rocky.omar: We haven’t decided if we are going to send them out, but I heard that 6 months is the usual timeline for sending them out–so you’ve still got time! 🙂
Post # 15
OHH THANK YOU LADIES, THOSE ARE GREAT IDEAS, MAKES ME FEEL BETTER THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THATS BEHIND 😉
Post # 16
I’m October 29th. We are doing charcoal gray bridesmaid dresses, with green and white hydrangia for bouquets. Below is the main centerpiece and we are going to do the same flowerrs around the bottom of them to coordinate with the bouquets
As for favors, we haven’t started but the Fiance wants to make some kind of pepper jelly (he’s an amazing cook) and can them in mason jars. I of course will add some cute-sy lid or label to match with our colors.