Post # 1
Ok, I think I’m losing it. Hopefully the hive can pull me back into sanity. My wedding colors are navy blue, yellow, orange, and white. I am having an outdoor wedding in July and my wedding has vintage details. We are drinking out of mason jars, etc. I have already bought 100 vintage white napkins and my tablecloths are navy blue. I was originally going to purchase 100 different plates from garage sales and thrift stores in various vintage patterns. I’m now starting to think that is too crazy and expensive and am considering just renting the white plates from the rental company I am getting the tables from.
The problem is then I would have white plates and white napkins and that sounds REALLY boring. So what do I do? Should I dye the napkins orange? Is that risky? Should I just stick to my original plan of the thrift store plates?? Should I get the white plates and then orange napkins and then use my vintage ones on top of that? Then I wouldn’t really be utilizing the napkins I bought. AH! Help!
Post # 3
White plates and napkins. However, if you do decide to dye the napkins, it would be pretty simple. Buy iDye from Dharmas http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5590684-AA.shtml?lnav=dyes.html (I’ve used this before, it worked great!), stick napkins in washer, add iDye and you’re done!
Post # 4
If you go with the white plates. How about dressing up the napkings with something in your colors. You could do napkin rings.
Post # 5
How about an orange napkin ring on the napkin or even just a simple tied ribbon in navy and orange?
Post # 6
tie an orange ribbon around the napkin ring. white napkins and white plates might be a good thing since you have a lot of colors — you don’t want it to be overwhelming. i really like all your colors!
Post # 7
I really like the idea of using white plates, and dying your napkins orange.
Post # 8
I would just do orange napkin rings. There are some really cute DIY ones out there!
Post # 9
I still like the vintage plates with your white napkins. Have to you checked the classified on the bee, there have been several brides that already did the legwork and are selling them. If i remember correctly one bride had them at a dollar a plate and they were beautiful. All different patterns and they looked very nice. Just a thought.
Post # 10
I’m thinking about renting the white plates but then tying the napkins with orange ribbon and attaching a little charm like a vintage key. HHmmmmm…..