(Closed) Blue on Blue

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

Welcome to the Bee! 🙂

Haha there are definitely some color battles in families! I think it used to be pretty standard for weddings to be very matchy-matchy – my mom told me her bridesmaids had their satin heels dyed to match their bridesmaid dresses exactly. But these days a lot of weddings have more loose, less rigid color palettes and I think it works out great. (Our own color palette, if you can even call it that, was blush, ivory, champagne, gold, silver, gray, and sage green…and everyone loved how it all tied together!)

I think you should choose colors and decor however you like, and if too many people are giving you grief about picking the “wrong shade” for some detail, stick to your guns. If your Future Mother-In-Law is giving you a hard time, maybe don’t share too much info with her about exactly which colors you’re picking out for everything… I planned a lot of our wedding on my own (especially the decor) because I got tired of hearing everyone’s opinions!

And for what it’s worth, I love your idea of multi-blues. I think it’ll be easier on the eyes and more natural-looking than just one shade of navy. And at the end of the day, it’s just a card box! Don’t worry about her opinions, paint it whatever color or shade of blue you like and move on 🙂

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I feel like it’s such a huge hassle to find the exact shade/hue of a color- literally you have to be carrying swatches around with you 24/7. I wouldn’t stress it at all, I love variations of the same color and feel like it looks a little more modern and fun than traditional solid color sets. 

Post # 6
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@springbride23:  Welcome to The Bee! I purchased my bridesmaid dresses before I even really knew what I wanted for color because I was just so stunned by the blue of the dresses haha! I knew blue was a color that my Darling Husband would agree on and almost anything would match with. Well our colors ended up being blue, white/ivory, with pops of yellow. My bridesmaid dresses were a sapphire blue and our table clothes were white with navy blue table runners. It’s impossible to find all of the same dark blue colored flowers as well. I think you will be just fine having different tones of blue. If you’d like to see how I incorporated blue, white/ivory, and yellow with any of my decorating let me know! We get our professional pictures back this Saturday! Happy planning!

Post # 8
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@springbride23:  I simplified my life with this issue… my wedding is any and all blues… I think I would be your FMIL’s nightmare 😛

Post # 10
8861 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@springbride23:  nobody is that matchy-matchy anymore.  i would just make sure the colors aren’t going to clash if they are near each other.


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