Post # 1
I’m planning to make a ribbon backdrop for our wedding. We’re having a small wedding in Sept with maybe 50 or so people. Our colors are eggplant and bright green and I was planning on making a ribbon backdrop for the ceremony / use it for a photobooth afterward. Would it be way too matchy to have a purple backdrop with purple bridesmaids? We’re going to do the whole “mismatched styles of a similar color & and length” thing with the bridesmaids, also.
Should I do pale green instead? I think the bright green of the wedding would be too much as a backdrop but I’m not crazy about changing up the green.
Post # 3
I’m not usually a matchy person, but for something they will be standing close to and there will be a considerable amount of pictures with, unless you are super good and match the colors well, I personally wouldn’t want them to be the same color. What you could do is have several shades of purple in the curtain so it is obvious you weren’t trying to match the dresses and they don’t (because how likely is it you will find ribbon in the exact color??) and that way it breaks up the color some so it isn’t like “wall of purple” between the dresses and backdrop.
Post # 4
the softer green like you mentioned may be a good idea. i think purple will be too much with the bm dresses. it’s a good idea to keep it somewhat neutral if you’re using it for the photobooth afterwards.
Post # 5
I would use both colors. You can use more of the purple if you think the green is too bright, but I think purple dresses in front of a purple backdrop might be a bit on the boring side, even if there are varying shades of purple.
Post # 6
I don’t think you can go wrong with either color ribbon curtain. As long as you do varying shades of each, I think it would look fabulous….
Post # 7
I like the idea of a soft green backdrop with just a few purple highlights. It will make a nice contrast to the purple dresses.
Post # 8
Thanks for the help, ladies! Also, awesome job with the photos…. I’ve done so much googling of ribbon backdrops and I hadn’t seen any of these before. I ended up buying a ton of ribbon, mostly varying shades of green and some silver so that it was more on the neutral side. I wish I could put it together already to see the finished product!
Post # 9
@subjunctivitis: I was worried about this very same thing when deciding what color(s) to make our backdrop!
@chasesgirl: What you could do is have several shades of purple in the curtain so it is obvious you weren’t trying to match the dresses and they don’t (because how likely is it you will find ribbon in the exact color??) and that way it breaks up the color some so it isn’t like “wall of purple” between the dresses and backdrop.
This is exactly what I did. =] It worked beautifully with the bridesmaids’ dresses and I loved the way the girls looked against the backdrop.
Post # 10
Where did you buy your ribbon from?
Post # 11
I just ordered mine from www.papermart.com. It’s a little nerve racking not getting to see the colors in person, but the price was right. They haven’t arrived yet, maybe later this week I could give a better review of how it turns out.