- 10 years ago
So, I LOVE all the great advice on the web for weddings. But, I find myself asking, "Isn’t it more important to find things you love even if they don’t match a theme or the colors for your season?"
I feel like I am basically planning everything the WRONG WAY! First of, we aren’t even engaged yet (see my other post). So, this is all preliminary "what I’d like" though I will be in a bit of a time crunch.
V-day: yes, we have reserved our church (but not a reception hall) for 2/14/09 This gives us minimal time to plan and most florists have laughed at me, but I found one I love to do it. However, I know I don’t want roses, or any pink/red, and I am willing to make some sacrifices in the floral area. I am also in grad school and would have to be back that Thursday, and this gives me not much time to "officially plan" after engagement. (It should be soon.)
night wedding/cold? I live in TX, so it won’t be horrible, but we are leaning toward a tented reception. I have pictured for years getting married at night, but the average low is 44. Am I torturing my guests? They may add doors to the "permanent" tent by then. Should I compromise on a day wedding or the wedding date? (Summer is too hot, and I really don’t want to wait until Fall..I "cannotwait" to be married!) Moving to an earlier time of the day would save some $ and maybe extend the minimoon
green dresses & purple flowers (possible chocolate accents): So, celery/kiwi color Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are my preference with dark purple flowers…I was recently told those are the 2 hardest colors to photograph…also, not sure a bright green is a "winter color" reasoning: my church has VERY purple carpet I can’t handle too much girliness, and I would prefer to avoid pink/yellow/orange contrasts..Wouldn’t a great photog handle this?..maybe chocolate dresses w/ a colorful sash would make more sense? Another color I could live with is pomegranate (sp?)
Where would you ‘compromise’ and please don’t say everything! Haha. I am most leaning toward having a day wedding, bc we could still have some night photos at the end of the reception, and then I think the brighter dresses might make more sense, and help w/ the photos, too??? Sadly, there are a lot of other things that complicate matters, but I am already bordering on too long of a post to actually get feedback I think….Thanks in advance!!!