(Closed) Damask or don’t damask?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you love it go for it!

People may say it’s overdone but people who plan weddings are all over the boards and looking at wedding trends. I bet you very few of your guests will have ever seen damask in person at a wedding.

Plan a wedding YOU will love – don’t worry about trends, or what’s over done!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel like it’s a little overdone but I love the texture (I just used it on my photosharing cards). I think in small doses it can be very chic.

I tend to like damask with colors that have less contrast (yellow and grey, tan and champagne) than black and white (which feels a bit harsh).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i personally think it’s a little overdone – but it’s what trendy right now in the wedding world. a great source of pattern inspiration can be found at paper supply stores! a lot of handmade papers come in really unique patterns & colors and can be a great starting point.

try http://www.paper-source.com/ and check out their decorative papers. we chose “silver leaves on white.”

happy planning!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Like @camrie: , I prefer damask that’s a bit more subtle and delicate. I for one think that regular damask is a bit overdone. Then again, I live in wedding blog-land. If you love it, go for it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My sister is a damask bride. I think that it’s overdone in weddingland…meaning wedding boards, blogs, magazines, etc….but her wedding will be my very first damask wedding. She is using the black and white damask pattern in the invites, table runners, and napkin rings. Her colors are black, white, and yellow.

If you like damask, I say go for it. It may be overdone in wedding land but I wouldn’t be suprised if none of your guests have ever attended a damask wedding.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think black and white damask will instantly date your wedding to this time frame. I think a colored damask would be a fresh and delightful spin on the trend, though!

Post # 10
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330 posts
Helper bee

If you love than do it…since it’s so popular, you probably score some good finds on the classifieds section for used stuff.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I do think black and white damask will date your wedding, but I agree with others that if you did a fresh spin on it, it would be really pretty! But bottom line, do what you like. Things because trends for a reason – because they are pretty! 

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