(Closed) Anyone have trouble finding teal decor for wedding reception?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 5
398 posts
Helper bee

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
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 8
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
11113 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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 # 16
572 posts
Busy bee

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.

Dark Peacock Green 100 Percent Pure Silk Dupioni Fabric

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. 🙂

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