Post # 1
Okay, so I’m having my first teary breakdown. We’re having a rustic vintage wedding this May. We have a location and I already ordered the eggplant bridesmaids dresses. I hate the color purple, but I figured it was a pretty shade and would look nice with white and green flowers tied with burlap.
So now I’m into selecting table decor and everyone keeps telling me I need to have purple flowers or napkins or ribbon or something. Is it okay to not have another stich of eggplant at the wedding?! I want the tables to have green, white and yellow flowers in rustic pots, and I have aqua mason jars for candles. We have ivory linens and burlap table runners.
Does it matter? Does this sound like a mismatched living room?
Post # 3
No, it sounds ok! I would consider the eggplant napkins, but you’ll know what looks best–you know what everything looks like!
Post # 4
I don’t think you have to have eggplant anywhere else!
Seriously… sometimes people go overboard with the color themes. Stick to a main feel for the wedding (vintage rustic) and that will be your theme… not a color.
P.s. I am also May 15th… and also doing vintage rustic! Woo hoo!
Post # 5
I don’t think it matters! Do what you want, who cares what the other people think you should do! Some people are really into matching. But I’m more of a ‘complimenting’ kinda person. If the colors compliment, its all good. Don’t stress this! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think you definitely do not need eggplant anywhere else in your wedding, and I think what you described will look amazing!
Post # 7
My BMs had navy dresses and I didn’t have any other navy details on the table. No worries..its what you like that matters, not everyone else!
Post # 8
Thanks for all your opinions ladies! Especially the parts about not worrying what other people think. I always forget that! Bees rule!
Post # 9
Most people won’t even notice the lack of “eggplant”. In fact I guarantee none of the guys will even call it eggplant…it will simply be “that purple or whatever colored dress”.
Post # 10
I agree with everyone else…you dont HAVE to put the purple anywhere else….but i have a cute suggestion….lilacs are cute and rustic-y and look great in mason jars…and purple. just a thought =)
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Post # 12
Some people do notice… but if you don’t like the color that much, try using purple-green-orange instead of yellow, then play the color scheme focusing on green and orange and use purple as accent 🙂
Post # 13
Don’t worry about having purple anywhere else. When it comes down to it, when people look back at your wedding, they won’t say “man, that would have been a great wedding, except for the fact that the only purple was in her bridesmaid dress. Man, did that bring the whole thing down.” As long as it looks nice and the atmosphere is fun, it really does not matter.