Post # 1
Hive, I’m just in the preliminary stages of finding Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, tuxes, reception decor, etc. but as I begin looking, it seems that I’m going to have trouble finding teal decor (tulle, ribbon, etc) in the right shade. Everyone’s definition of teal is SO different!
I was at Moore’s looking at the vest colours and I was very surprised to find that the Oasis teal colour looked nothing like it did online–not even close! Moore’s also had another vest in more of a Jade green colour and from my preliminary search, I think that this jade colour would be a lot easier to match. (If you can’t already tell, I’m kind of Type-A about everything matching or at least being very close to the same colour!)
So any brides out there who have done a teal wedding? Did you have trouble finding matching decor in the same shades? Any sources you can recommend to me? Or should I just suck it up and make it a lot easier on myself by changing to more of a Jade colour?
I’m attaching some of my teal inspiration pics as well as some of the more Jade colour so you can see the difference. My current plan is teal with brown, white, and gold accents (but mostly brown and white).
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Post # 3
I’m doing teal too, and i agree i cant find much. my color is more like that last picture, more greeny/blue than just an aqua/blue teal.
Post # 4
@melbaby1009: Are you having a hard time finding decorations in yourgreeny/blue colour as well? Where did you find your bridesmaid dresses?
Post # 5
Teal is such a hard color, everyone seems to have their won idea of what teal is.
I’m using teal as a wedding color but using it as an accent color. I’m also using dark orange and deep red. Those will be the main colors.
I got so lucky, my future Mother-In-Law had 2 huge rolls of teal ribbon in the color I needed. So I’ll use ribbon to accent anything that needs a splash of teal.
I would be one happy girl if I could find some teal shoes to match the color of the teal ribbon.
Post # 6
I agree that teal has been VERY hard to find…..at least within MY budget.
My colors are burgundy, teal blue, plum, and gray. It’s been very hard for me to find teal blue things as everyone’s version of teal is different.
To me, there are two different types of teal. Teal blue (more blue) and teal green (more green). I wanted something more teal blue as my FI’s favorite color is blue and we compromised to include by using teal blue (plus I have a peacock theme going as well)
My Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing a teal blue. I couldn’t find any teal blue chargers, so I’ll be spraypainting the ones that I have into the teal blue color I want. The programs will be teal blue (haven’t bought it yet, but I’m trying to infuse the color into the scheme more). The gems in the centerpieces will be teal blue.
Post # 7
@Asparagus: Oh that is lucky your Mother-In-Law had teal ribbon for you!
@YSQueen: I totally agree with your comment about the two different types of teal! That’s the problem! I LOVE tealy blue, but everywhere I look, there only seems to be tealy green. :S
Post # 8
I’m doing aqua and that is not too bad. I’ve seen teal under the color Peacock too. I think teal does not have to be matchy, mactchy. It would make it more interesting with the variations in colors as long as groups where in the same colors. For example table cloths, candles, ribbon, etc.
Post # 9
I’m having the same issues with Teal. The shade I want is a lot less saturated than what you have, but the problems are the same.
I found this shade I like on Dessy for my BM’s, they’re Alfred Sung
I also found some paper lanterns in close to the right shade.
I think I’m going to end up making red the main color with teal as just BM’s and some accents in various shades that are close! Hoping it looks ok.
Post # 10
@MsFarmer: I havent really even thought about what i’m going to do for the decorations but i know its not going to be easy.
This is my bridesmaid dress.
Only it will be in this color, and that brown sash will be ivory.
I found them at the store that I’m getting my wedding dress from.
Heres the link to the designers website. http://www.impressionbridal.com
Post # 11
@MrsFarmer: I’m not having teal but am having tiffany blue and that can cause problems. Some people call teal a green, some call it blue, jade, turquoise etc. I totally know where you’re coming from. Good luck with the rest of your planning fellow June bee
Post # 12
I’m having so much trouble finding teal!!!!!!!!!!! I see a lot of the Jade shade but the shade that we’re looking for is exactly the same as your color and its really frustrating.
Post # 13
I did teal, it was definitely a challenge. I wanted teal-blue, like the ribbon shown below, but ended up with a brighter color – Express happened to have affordable cotton sateen dresses last spring in “bali,” maybe they’ll have more this spring. “Bali” is very similar to the standard “teal” linens offered by Classic Party Rentals if anyone is using them.
I have a ton of teal and white satin ribbon leftover (4 big rolls, teal 1.5″ + 7/8″, white 1.5″ + 7/8″) that any of you are welcome to have for the price of shipping, I would love for it just to get used 🙂 Or pick up for free in San Francisco.
Post # 14
I did a teal and claret wedding in December of 2009. I used teal dresses from Alfred Angelo, bought teal heels from DSW.com (brand: madden girl), and had teal fabric for some accents from a local fabric shop. For me, the hardest part was finding the teal heels, but it all looked great and came together nicely. It was a small, not quite Christmas-y wedding. PM me if you want pics.
Post # 15
Thank you so much for all the comments, suggestions, and offers. 🙂 You guys are great!
@cincity75: I’ve been to one teal wedding before. It wasn’t matchy-matchy but it did look really good. I’m kind of obsessive about the colour matching thing, but maybe I will just have to learn to let go!
@kala_way: I love your bridesmaid dress! Dessy does have a really nice teal colour too. I remember running across it when I was looking for teal Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I also liked how you can order swatches of their Pantone colours so that you can take them along with you to your vendors!
@melbaby1009: Pretty! I love your the teal/brown combo too!!
@CatyLady: You’re totally right–everyone has a slightly different definition of each colour. Good luck to you as well June Bee! Five months to go!!
@Running Elley: I know it doesn’t help but it makes me feel better that I’m not the only one having trouble with this colour! But I seriously love this colour so much that I will even sew table runners if I have to–and I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination!!
@berkbride: What an awesome offer! You are one sweet Bee! I would be more than glad to pay shipping if you wouldn’t mind sending to Canada!
@maisymay: I would LOVE to see pics, especially of your teal heels!
Post # 16
My colors are teal and ivory with accent of metallic gold. I started with the color fabric used for my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. In person it leans more toward green than blue.
It is a dark teal silk dupioni and very hard to match.I found cardstock for my inivtes and have been able to find ribbon, but I agree not all teals are alike. I did however find candles that matched EXACTLY this weekend at Hobby Lobby. So now I will have to keep stalking inventory. LOL
My mom is wearing turquoise and we are using peacock feathers for decor. What little flowers we use will probably be more in the green family.
Glad to see others are struggling too. 🙂