Post # 1
Seriously, im losing sleep over this its getting out of control. Long story short, were getting married outside at the zoo. Im trying to stay away of making it “zoo themed” but i still want a fun funky element to it. Our cocktail hour is going to have all the little vendor carts like the pretzels, churros, cotton candy etc. I want to keep it fun and lively.
Before we booked the venue, my colors i wanted were black hot pink white and little accents of polkadots (im obsessed with polkadots and my fiancé met me in my favorite polkadot dress) Anyways, now that everything is out doors i really love the more rustic whimsical vintage weddings. The burlap and twine, mason jars, the wood with initials carved into it, wild flowers etc. My worry was that the black white and hot pink only were going to be too stark for this, i feel like they need to be more muted tones. So we were thinking all different shades of greys, pinks and whites.
The men will be wearing slacks, a white button up with the sleeves rolled, skinny ties, suspenders, golf hats and vans. My fiance will be in a vest
My problem is i really want the guys in black pants and the girls in black short dresses, however my sister is insisting that it won’t work with a “rustic theme” and needs to be grey instead. Which i thought i was totally fine with but now im not so sure, i feel that its not me. My personality screams hot pink and polkadots as silly as that sounds haha. Im a hot mess. I guess my question is do you all think i can get away with rustic and hot pink and black, or should i suck it up and go with the more muted tones? My other concern is black,white, hot pink and polkadots is going to look like a sweet 16 and not my freakin wedding? Any ideas, tips, insight would be great appreciated! I hope this made sense im just rambling now. Thanks everyone!!
Post # 3
@Cupcake250: Hi! i’m losing sleep also but its about the ceremony music. I figured id chime in to your post because im doing a “rustic” wedding at a country club. My friend recently got married last weekend inside a Barn (it’s really a tavern) and her colors were a darker hot pink (like fushia?) and gray. Let me tell you! it looked gorgeous with burlap, moss and wood. I can send you pictures just email me ([email protected]). The one thing i need to slap you out of is the polka dots. How about you have the guys in grey with fushia polka dot ties? or how about just doing your cake in polka dots? I hope my reply helps you.
Post # 4
@Cupcake250: maybe the guys can wear polka dot ties? or have like a little handkerchief thing that has polka dots on it?
you can also do the polka dots on the cake/napkins/programs. it doesnt have to be all over. With regards to mason jars, if you’re wrapping it with paper/ribbons, maybe get some polka dot ones?
Post # 5
I agree with your sister. The animals and plants at the zoo will be very colorful, so you guys shouldn’t be competing with that. I think hot pink and polka dots can be done in a cute way, but will clash too much at a zoo. That’s all like natural and exotic colors, stick with that theme. Maybe have a hot pink flower in your hair? Then it will be that punch of color you’re looking for but in a more organic way. The bouquets and boot-n-ears (sorry, sp?) could have hot pink as well. I’m picturing a tiger walking around bushes with big exotic pink flowers and bright greenery, it seems very pretty. And personally I love hot pink and grey together. Black would be okay as far as matching goes, but it would make it look like a black tie affair, you’d just have to be careful to make sure it’s really casual looking. Good luck!
And don’t explode. I worried about all those little details but at the end of the day you don’t even notice. I found that everything came out looking nicer than I had pictured in my head. You’ll be fine.
Post # 6
who cares if your sister is right or wrong frankly. its YOUR wedding. your guests will love it 100x more if its a wedding that has personal touches and reflects your personality. you can renew your vows with softer tones and vintage touches later in life. if polka dots are you – then do polka dots! modern metro are just as fun. vintage rustic are more romantic. i think the mens outfits are great – versatile for either theme your thinking of but you are heading in a great direction towards fun and funky with what you want! black can be somewhat rustic if you add the right decorations elsewhere. all in all you gotta do what you want and how you picture your day to be!