(Closed) Ribbon backdrop and bridesmaids dresses?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Newbee

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 # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Where did you buy your ribbon from?

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