(Closed) does everything and everybody have to match?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
875 posts
Busy bee

I have a feeling that when everything is together the shades and colors you see are going to look lovely together.  I would relax and try not to stress out… 

Post # 4
1254 posts
Bumble bee

@hzleys100: No you don’t need to all match. I think as long as the colors complement with each other you are good, and that seems to be the case.

Personally, I am working within a color wheel of orange and blues (my colors) because I fear that my wedding would look like a child’s birthday party.

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It all doesn’t have to match. I just think that if everything looks good as a whole based on hue and elements like the limes, it will look great. Sometimes matchy-matchy can work against being visually appealing.

Ugh. I had this issue yesterday with my mother and sister–mostly my sister who “works in ahotel where there are a lot of weddings” an “watches all of the wedding shows!”.

I haven’t picked “my colors” yet but I know that I am interested in the following: ivory, taupe, gold, champagne. Those color families. My sister acted DISGUSTED when I show her the taupe tablecloth and was so concerned that: everything wouldn’t match and that it wouldn’t be a colorful wedding.

We are in a venue that is already heavily decorated since it is a house–our alma mater’s alumni house. It’s already pretty colorful with some rich shades. I’ve seen people have weddings there where the wedding colors didn’t go along with the venue decor–for example, a wedding with deep purple and green–but that’s that couple’s choice. I mean, there are color combos that I really don’t like but, hey, it’s not my wedding! Ok, that was rant-ish.

Post # 6
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

No, nothing has to match. You don’t even need colors.

The key to remember is that differences between colors (and whites) look really obvious when you’re standing there comparing shades, but at a reception, no one will register those miniscule nuances–certainly not the difference between ivory, oyster, and bright white.

Post # 7
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Nothing at my wedding matched. My bridesmaids wore bright colored flowery dresses (different ones), so I felt like I could keep up that theme and use whatever I liked. Our centerpieces were different vases/pitchers from thrift stores in different random colors. I love color, so I didn’t want to stick to just a few. I felt like it all got tied together b/c everything had an antique/vintage feel.

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