(Closed) Color matching, how crazy do we have to get?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1013 posts
Bumble bee

I think it will be fine.   if you want you can do all white with purple accents for your flowers, and all purple with white accents for the BMs. 

Post # 4
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It should be fine. My dress was ivory/champagne and I carried white flowers. And the cake can be whatever you want it to be! If people are going to complain that your dress/linens don’t match the cake, they have bigger issues to worry about. :p But you could always have the cake table linens a different color (pink/purple) if you’re worried.

Post # 5
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Flowers are not stark white anyway, there will be some natural variation so it’ll look fine. 

As for the cake, it can be any color you want (personally I don’t like ivory cakes because they can sometimes look a little dim or dingy). 

Post # 6
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Likely neither flowers or cake (some of the ingredients turn it off-white) are going to be stark white.  I personally the depth that varying shades of white/off-white/ivory provides.

Post # 7
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that white flowers would look good… My BM’s are wearing navy blue dresses, carrying white flowers. But my flowers are going to be different colors of pink & white.

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Trying to overdo the matching is a guaranteed way to drive yourself crazy for nothing. Nobody else will notice, let alone care, if the frosting or the flowers aren’t perfect matches to the dress. That way lies madness.

Re. frosting, it may actually be easier, cheaper and better-tasting to go with ivory than pure white (depending on what type of frosting you have). If it’s made with butter (as most really good-tasting frostings are), it will naturally be ivory-colored. To get it to look “white,” you either have to add a tiny bit of blue food coloring to counter the yellow, or use frosting made only with shortening/Crisco, which doesn’t taste nearly as good. Or fondant, which looks lovely but tastes blecchh. Give me a nice ivory-toned buttercream frosting any day!

Post # 9
150 posts
Blushing bee

the more white/off-white/champagne/ivory thinsg you have, the less they will clash because it will simply look like multiple tones of the same color.

that being said, some color might be nice in the flowers for some pop.

go with your gut.

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