- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Patrick Henry Ballroom
I have a decor question for you all! When I started this whole wedding planning process, I decided my colors were going to be lavender, ivory, and light gray, for my Pride and Prejudice Wedding. But then my florist had an incredible idea of using high and low centerpieces, with the high centerpieces being these beautiful gold candelabras. She then said we could use matte silver tablecloths in order to keep with my color scheme. I asked her about the silver and gold together, but she said it’d work nicely. You see, the venue also provides gold chairs (not chiavari chairs; these are like gold cushioned chairs). Since I’m a “Budget Bride”, I am not going to be pay $6 a piece for new chairs. My florist said that using the chairs would tie the gold candelabras in nicely with the silver tablecloth.
Ok, let me describe the venue to you all, just so you can have a better picture in your mind. It’s a beautiful early 1900s ballroom with pale yellow walls, white ceilings and molding, and beautiful chandeliers. On every wall there are beautiful gold sconces. So, gold would look GREAT in this room and I actually think it’s way more Pride and Prejudice.
Alright, back to the issue. My other option is using these lavender gray tablecloths that my florist found. They’re a little more expensive, but gorgeous. My only problem is that my bridesmaids’ dresses are lavender gray. I’m worried they may clash. I’m also worried that it’ll be too loud having such deep tablecloths on 20 tables, on one side of the room (We have to have all of the tables on one side of the room in order to have room for the band). We aren’t having a seated dinner, so it’s not like I can break up the “loudness” with softer napkins and silver plates.
Anyways, I’m at a loss Bees. Do you all think that mixing metals is alright, or do you think I should go ahead and do the lavender gray tablecloths event though it might be too much? I’d love your opinions!!