Post # 1
I can’t decide on colors/theme to save my life and my fiance has pretty much given up on giving his input because I can’t settle on one thing.
We want to have an outside wedding, that’s a given. I thought why not take a cue from nature and go with greens, blues and browns. I got all of this inspiration from theknot, pinterest, etc. Beautiful barn/garden weddings, good old fashion southern comfort food, mason jars, sweet tea, cornhole games for people who don’t want to dance, something quiant, DIY, casual and fun.
I still love this idea but I just can’t seem to make the idea come together in a way that isn’t tacky and silly.
I also love the idea of gray, black & ivory damask and emerald green. I think they make a striking color combination. I love the idea of slate gray suits with black shirts and ties. I love the idea of black bridesmaids dresses in the same fabric but different styles. I love the idea of my maids and I wearing emerald green shoes.
When I picture this wedding and do trial run decorations things come together far more easily.
Any suggestions on how to choose? If it helps our wedding is actually now in late September of next year not June.
Any suggestions for mixing and matching the two styles together without clashing or being tacky?
Post # 3
well i got my colours from finding my bms dresses.. once hey were done i could work around that.. then i chose other colours to go with it.. i had so many different colour schemes.. it wasnt untill i got the BM’s dresses that i could work around it…
Post # 4
lol See I can’t even look at bm dresses until I figure something out.
Idk I love both ideas so much. I just don’t know how to combine them or pick something and stick with it.
Post # 5
I’m not sure that you can combine the two ideas you have above; I think they are very different. The only thing you could do is to maybe have a softer coloured damask in the first theme that you mentioned.
Post # 6
in all seriousness i went through so many different colour schemes. I couldnt choose anything or settle for anything. this is my first colour scheme:
this is what i was goint to have first. then it was this
black dresses with green flowers decorations etc
then it went to grey purple and yellow
then now to what it is charcoal dresses and pink and green decorations. I only got to this point becasue charcoal was the nicest of colours for the BMs dresses in the fabric that was used.
Can you go somewhere to see the colours of the fabrics before they are made? or at the shop from where you are getting them or are the all choosing their own dresses and buying them in from any shop?
For me it was easier to choose colours after the dresses, then it was before, because i started to not look at certain dresses that where beautiful that i should have checked out…
Post # 7
Your not the only one! I contemplated between a lot of color schemes, but the first one I thought about is that one we went with. I wanted something bold and contemporary. My favorite color is pink, but a lot of brides use it in their wedding. So I wanted to use something that I have also never seen personally, and the pictures proved I loved the color even more. We finally went with Red and Turquoise
Post # 8
I completely had the same problem–I’m vey indecisive and hated the fact that I had to choose a color scheme or a theme. I wanted fun DIY but I didn’t want people showing up to the party in jeans, just because it’s an outdoorsy wedding. I wanted a rustic theme but I didn’t want it going “cowboy”. I wanted carnival but I didn’t want it going “circus”. I also didn’t want to choose a color because I didn’t want it to define me and my fiance.
What I finally had to wrap my head around is the fact that the colors you choose and the theme you go with don’t have to be your favorite–they just have to work together and keep you from losing your sanity. Once I chose a color and a theme, though, everything became so much easier. I could easily see what fit in, what didn’t, and decide what crap could finally be cut from my Pinterest Boards of Complete Bridal ADD.
So, back to your ideas…you seem to be able to easily describe your green and black wedding, while the DIY barn thing seems to be you describing the current wedding porn that’s out there rather than tangible things you actually want to do. Maybe list the elements of the two of them side by side and see which list is easier to make? Which one makes you happier and which one is more of a challenge?
And, for my non-designer two cents…why not go the way of a green garden party? That way, you can mix in some of the whimsical elements of the DIY (think mason jar cocktails with slices of green apple on the rim) that you like plus you’ll get to add the elegance of the damask (ooh, scrolly napkins!).
Fun green links I fell in love with:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mVNQFjdp3b0/SPvKKbZ9gqI/AAAAAAAAAtI/N6smynKDA3A/s1600-h/10-22+-+WW+-+Green+and+Gold+Engagement+Party+copy.jpg
Third image down on this page: http://socialdesignevents.blogspot.com/2007/09/color-color-color.html
Post # 9
You’re right there is a lot of rustic, outdoorsy “wedding porn” out there. lol It’s hard not to be addicted to it though.
Thank you for the links. I’ve been speaking with my fiance and maids and I think we might go with green, black and ivory damask and gray. There are plenty of elements we can do to soften it up. Some ivory flowers instead of a multitude of colors or big, bold flowers. Traditional southern food and mason jars with little touches like the apple slices you mentioned or mint leaves.
Okay so now that I have some juices flowing maybe I can’t finally start ripping out papers from my inspiration binder and deleting stuff off pinterest. lol
I think I’m just going to pick something and stop looking at all other ideas. Just pick something and go with it no matter what.
I mean at the end of the day I’m marrying the man I love, little else matters, right?
Post # 10
@SweetHoneyBee: I totally abandoned the wedding-internet-inspiration for a good two months after I figured out what I wanted, just so I could breathe. Too many choices can be paralyzing!
Post # 11
Nope…I’M the most indecisive person ever, haha.
Style Me Pretty has a TON of outdoor, rustic, and classy weddings to browse through – that’s where I ultimately found my wedding inpiration. My venue is indoors but I want it to have an outdoor feel and I got a million ideas from there.
Oh, and just to throw it out there (because I’m over-exicted about it) here it is:
but instead of her silver accents, I’ll be doing teal-tinted mason jars and my girls will be in a darker beige or khaki. And trust me – it looks hours and hours of browsing for this to finally ‘hit’ me – it’ll come to you eventually. 🙂
Post # 12
I think one of my biggest problems with the outdoor/rustic themed wedding has been our lack of reasonable venue options. The only place we found that suit our style and expectations cost $5,000 to rent and with a $10,000 budget it was just out of the question.
Style me pretty is where a lot of my inspiration came from but I think I may just have to quit looking through their stuff. lol
Post # 13
@mrsrangrang: You can go to the bridal shops and get color swatches. I know David’s Bridal charges $1 a swatch and Alfred Angelo also has swatches to look at (most AA stores give you free swatch samples). If you don’t have one near you then you can check out Mens Warehouse (which match David’s Bridal colors) or any other tux shop in the area. I hope this helps. Happy planning