(Closed) Help with decor!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@kbox:  I would look for book covers that are slate blue, navy and maroon.  Go ahead and add whatever else you want for decor.  I think these are the colors you are thinking of. 😉 













Post # 4
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kbox:  I don’t think that the palette you posted from Design Seed looks like the American flag at all. I am Canadian too. I think it looks like an autumn palette.

You don’t necessarily have to combine your interests in the centerpieces. You could do book centerpieces with gamer escort cards. Mrs Hummingbird had tables named after games but you could just use the characters on the cards and use table numbers instead.




A Geek Wedding, Part I: The Table Signs and Escort Cards :  wedding diy stationery toronto Z149060013 doomtable


Here’s another gamer wedding where they did name the tables after games.


Video Game Escort Cards

One way to incorporate the game characters into the centerpieces without having all the flashy colors, would be to spray paint them all the same color.



Post # 5
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

There is a great website: The Perfect Palette, where you can explore inspiration boards for color combinations.  If I were you, I would spend some time looking through.  It really helped me, because I am a visual person.

I think if you want to do Red and Gray, you should start with what will compliment that.  If you are going to do Navy tuxes.  I would maybe to that as your accent color, or something in the blue family (robin’s egg blue, teal, sapphire).


Pinterest is another good site for color schemes.

Post # 6
899 posts
Busy bee

It’s great that you want to share your interests but I don’t think your wedding centerpieces are the appropriate avenue to do so. Keep it simple.

Post # 7
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

Are you doing table numbers? Instead of doing table numbers you can do the names of your FI’s favorite games! We did stacked books as part of our decor as well, and don’t worry about the books having to match your decor, it adds to the whimsy of the centerpiece.

Now for the reception…are you using linens at all, and what kind of chairs? I think it could look really nice if you use the blue-grey as the main linen for the tables and then use the dark red in the pops of colors (so flowers) and then use the ivory for the other little things (napkins, color of vases if you are not using clear ones)

Here is what our centerpieces looked like using books (mind you on our wedding day the room was darkers with blue uplighting and there were candles everywhere giving a romantic glow. If I had more time I would have done 2-3 vases per table):

Post # 8
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wait! Why not half book centerpieces, half videogame centerpieces? You can stack videogames similarly… 😛

Post # 9
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My main colour is also red. I went with purple as an accent colour, but here are some inspiration boards for using red as a main colour.




Post # 10
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @kbox:  first and foremost, I see this is your Debut Post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

I did some quick GOOGLING, and by putting in some variations on colour names was able to find some good examples… such as

– Wedding Burgundy Gray Cream – which turned up this choice Inspiration Board off of Pinterest

AND the Photos & Links to this Wedding = http://www.papermoonweddings.com/2012backyard-garden-wedding/

But honestly, I think a Steel or Muted Blue would work just as well…

And I don’t think it would look like the US Flag (and I am another Canadian Bee)… so don’t think you have to worry about that

As others have said, there are websites dedicated to such things (Wedding Colour Palettes) so if you can dream it up in your head, then the likelihood that someone else has plotted it out exists.

Hope this helps,

EDIT TO ADD – lol, I see that I an the Bee before me was posting at the same time… hence the duplicate reference to The Perfect Palette


Post # 11
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kbox:  How would your Fiance feel about maybe a dark teal??…still inthe blue family.


I came across this Ruby, Teal board and think its gorgeous!


That way you still have your dark red and the teal might be close enought to his wishes of being close to the blue. Then you could add in ivory or gold tones as well






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