Post # 1
How careful were you about “matching” your dress, flowers and other decor to your venue? i.e. I have buttery-cream walls; what colour linens should I choose? If I have white linens, can I have an ivory dress? Does it even matter in the end? And on and on and on…
If anyone has pictures to share, that would be great, too!
Post # 3
Girl please.. I am not matchy at all. I am in real life eclectic and quirky (my wedding bands will be yellow gold while my engagement ring is a blue stone in white gold). I definitely don’t think that anyone will notice this except you to be honest with you…
Post # 4
I am not into everything being super matchy but I do want some form of uniformity. For example my girls will all wear the same inifity dress but they can do the top however they like it (unless I HATE it… but I doubt that will happen. lol). I know I will want to minimize the different shades of teal but I think slight variences not only go unnoticed but can provide some level of depth do your decor.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I pretty much didn’t care. I purposely didn’t want everything to be matchy matchy. I wanted different shades of blues and aquas and teals. Below you can barely tell the turquoise napkin poms and the teal chair sashes are different, IMO of course. Below the calla you can see my more greenish looking table number. Nothingmatches. The linens are white, but that calla lily is cream.
And in this photo, our GMs are actually wearing 2 different suits. One is pinstripe and one is not. No one ever noticed.
Post # 6
Not at all careful! My venue was quirky and full of many colors–one room was mostly red, and the other was pink and green. I did not try to match anything to the venue.
Post # 7
I’m not worrying about it too much. I feel like, for example, your dress and the table clothes are going to be completely different fabrics, so even if they’re the same exact shade, differences in weave/sheen/etc is going to make them different looking.
Post # 8
We didn’t even choose colors!
We’re of the opinion that the two of us are people, not a brand.
Post # 9
I picked my venue because it is very neutral in color. My girls are wearing pink so when I saw places with a red carpet I walked out. Maybe I’m a nut (probably is more like it) but I noticed it and I knew it would bother me the day of the wedding if I went with it.
Post # 10
I’d like to add that while I usually do not care if things are matchy-matchy at all, one thing does stick out and bother me at weddings: when everyone matches but one person. Such as when three bridesmaids have the same dress but the fourth has a different one, or three groomsmen have black suits and the fourth has a gray suit. In those situations, I always assume that everyone was supposed to match and wonder what went wrong!
Post # 11
I wouldnt worry about it too much. But i did like to have things “matchy matchy” as I feel it adds a little more flow and into the theme of things.
I kept my colours neutral for that reason. We did brown green and ivory, with bits of purple. All the green didnt match (they were different greens) and the purples were different as well…but it still added some flow (atleast i though) 🙂
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Post # 12
I don’t think it matters at all. I doubt anyone would tell you you have to get ivory table linens, and if they did, i’d this they were crazy.
Post # 13
i’m not worried about matching at all! i’m of the belief that similar colors will blend together enough that most people won’t notice a difference, especially since i’m using a lot of blue flowers and the shade of those can be kind of a crap-shoot.
Post # 14
I wasn’t matchy-matchy – but I didn’t throw a ton of different color around. I used silver as a base color and then worked around it. I gave my florist carte blanche – and he used jewel tons (lots of dark blues, pinks) and it all worked out magically. I did ivory linens and olive table runners… it all was perfect. No one really remembers linens – unless they are a ghastly contrast.
Post # 15
Not matchy matchy at all–I started driving myself crazy just trying to get everything to match. I got to a point where I realized that I should just go with my gut and use the colors I liked!
Post # 16
I am trying to stick with the same basic colors but I think that having some variety within the color family adds a little interest. That being said I have gone to weddings that are completley matched (down to the same single type of flower and dyed shoes) and they looked beautiful as well. I think it comes down to what you two like and waht you think is the most “you” are you a matchy person in your day to day life? Are you mroe elecletic? Also think about the venue that you pick and the “feeling” of that space. Thia is something where I don’t think there is a right ro wrong just what is good for you. 🙂