Post # 1
Below are some pictures of my ceremony/reception venue.
- The venue will allow me to use their chairs for the ceremony, but they’re resin. Do you think it looks tacky? Obviously, wooden chairs will look nicer, but do you think people will complain about the resin chairs? I would rather not spend extra $ on chairs people will sit on for less than 30 minutes. However, I also wouldn’t like it if people are judging the chairs.
- I keep going back and forth with what “my colors” will be. Originally, I wanted my colors to be purple/plum & gold. But after booking my venue, I’m not sure if purple & gold will work. I’m not particularly attached to any color. Would blue & gold centerpieces/decorations be too matchy matchy? I will most likely have flower centerpieces, so I don’t quite know what to do with blue and gold.
- Please note the venue will provide white table linens.
- My wedding will also take place in May 2015
Post # 2
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
dojx: I voted Purple and Plum because a) State Fan and b) you’re right, what the heck are you going to do for flowers with that color scheme?
I think the chairs are fine so long as the ceremony is short. The chairs shown in the inside picture however, could greatly benefit from some chair covers and ties.
Post # 3
I would do light colors inside, like a blush. I think the outside chairs are fine for the ceremony, I’d probably do chair covers for inside. Definitely light colors though to brighten the room as it looks fairly dark. I personally would stay away from the plum and blue and maybe do lavendar instead. It’s lighter and spring-y!
Post # 4
dojx: I think purple and gold would look beautiful! You just need to add lots of white blooms to tie it all together. Blue and purple are complimentary, so it’ll look great! Blue and gold would be too matchy.
Something like this…
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’d do more of a spring color. Maybe a light blue. While the decor of the place is kind of bold, it’s still pretty neutral being blue/gold.
Post # 6
I have never once noticed anything about the chairs at any ceremony/reception I have been to other than “This is uncomfortable” or “this is comfortable.” Even at my own less than 6 months ago wedding I can tell you we had chairs. What kind, what color I don’t remember.
As far as colors, purple is just fine with the blue in the room. I would actually play down adding more blue. And the best part of blue is that it goes with everything. Another very pretty color I have seen matched with blue is Orange. If you are talking about a fall wedding anyway, Orange and Gold are amazing together!
Post # 7
dojx: I would use a color palette of purples, blue and gold. The room is very grand with the blue drapes and chairs and the gold light fixtures.
I would not cover those chairs if you paid me. They will look gorgeous against the white tablecloths. The white tablecloths will echo the color of the woodwork.
It will be easy to make floral arrangements that use flowers in shades of purple and blue using a clear glass or a gold vase.
Post # 8
I also vote purple, and and other color really. I would just stay away from only using blue. Blue would be fine with another color to pull things together, but on its own it is too matchy-matchy. I’d definitely not cover the chairs inside. What’s wrong with them? I wouldn’t worry about the outside chairs either for 30 minutes.
Post # 9
mchitt329: MrsN14: edepp2010: amberback: julies1949: CHristine2809:
Thank you everyone for your help. Everyone has wonderful suggestions. I’m still indecisive about the colors though. I’ll have to think about it some more, but I will most likely try to incorporate white, purple, plum, lilac, and a few pops of blue here and there. Of course, gold will be my accent color.
Misswhowedding: My wedding will be next summer, but I do agree orange would be a lovely color to use for the fall.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I think gold will be a great accent color, but I’m still not sold on the plum – do you think it will go well with the giant blue curtains? Will those be there when you’re present?
As for the resin chairs, meh. As long as they’re comfy enough and don’t collapse underneath your guests, I don’t think they’re a problem. If people really want to go out of their way to judge them … well, they clearly need a hobby to keep their thoughts more occupied lol.
Post # 11
amberback: I think the palette you provided is a great suggestion. I’m afraid purple might be too much with those curtains and I think the light blue and gold palette would be much classier. You could even do several shades of blue, including dark blue or perhaps even indigo, but definitely bring in a lot of neutral colors like ivory, gold and beige.
Alternatively, you could go all neutral. Remember, leaves are typically green so you already have blue and green by default. A simple ivory/gold/dusty peach or dusty baby blue floral arrangememt with green leafy filler and a gold vase or gold/neutral accents would probably be plenty. Those curtains and chairs are pretty eye catching on their own.
Post # 12
True, the purple might be a bit much. I’m still deciding. It’s hard for me to imagine which flowers will go well. I wish I had the budget to hire a decorator, haha.
Post # 13
I found a picture of the space where there are tablecloths. The room looks a lot better with tablecloths, Lol.
Post # 14
dojx: I think the blue is way less obvious with the extra white in the room. I think shades of purple and gold/white/ivory would be pretty. I wouldn’t do just bold bright purple but some dark, some light, and then some neutrals.
I think the ceremony chairs are fine.
Post # 15
dojx: This second picture with the windows and curtains, totally reminds me of Beauty and the Beast!
With that I think that I second the optinion that a varity of purples light through dark with accents of gold would look beautiful in both the ceremony and reception space.