Post # 1
So my guy wasn’t excited about the idea of a blorange wedding. And if he’s not REALLY liking the idea, I’m not doing it (for one thing, his cousin had a blorange wedding – wouldn’t want to steal her thunder, even though the wedding will be a few years apart.)
I’ve realized that late May is about the only time of year I can logically plan an outdoor wedding in my hometown (it’s kind of a small town. My only other option is doing it on campus – none of the churches will do it since we live together already.) It’ll be a decent temp (he’s cold sensitive, I’m heat sensitive), the ground isn’t as likely to be soggy, and we won’t be in the season where things get so hot and dry they spontaneously combust. This means everything will be blooming – lilies, irises, roses, rose-of-sharon, baby’s breath, etc. There’ll be a LOT of natural decoration.
After the blorange idea, a green wedding seemed kind of blah (green my be my favorite color, but I don’t like green flowers, and I don’t want a white/yellow bouquet.)
So I started thinking – what I want is color. Lots of colors. So I tried to see if the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that popped to mind would work…
Which leads me to my question… What sort of thing do I do for reception decor???
Post # 3
ok im going to be the stupid person and ask what blorange is.
Post # 4
maybe it’s just me but whats a blorange wedding?
In my opinion the time of year is very important and location. Also take into account a few people’s schedules. We married right after graduations since some family members were in school. Check out local venues and officiants and go from there. The “theme” is important but I’d look at venues and catering and trust your insticts when it comes to flowers and dresses later.
Post # 5
Maybe it’s “blood orange”? Like red and orange together?
Post # 6
uhh… does this mean something to do with “below range”… we’re really grasping for staws here. I even googled it but only came up with THIS post!
Post # 7
I think it means Blood Orange. That would be my guess anyways
Post # 9
I was thinking blue and orange but now I’m even more confused than I was reading the post! OP, please come back and save us from ourselves!
Post # 10
Blue and orange.
What made you think I don’t have a time/venue/guest list? I have those things planned (just need to figure out who’ll officiate). I’ve just had to change the theme.
There are four venues available in my hometown. The masonic lodge (my dad would not allow it), churches (all the ones my dad would accept don’t marry people who have lived together), the campus (quite expensive), and outdoor venues, like my parents 33 acres (10 mowed, three houses.) Officiants – no one from my home church will do it, nor any churches of the same denomination. Once we are officially engaged, then we’ll figure that out.
I have time of year, and it’ll be one of two locations, both of which I’m intimately familiar with (most likely the free venue, if my mom stops freaking out over having a rain-out location.) It’ll likely be over Memorial Day weekend to allow friends and family an extra travel day (none on the potential guest list have Memorial Day traditions that’d be upset. Only my grandparents do anything, and they drive around delivering flowers on the Monday, anyway.)
I can’t book the venue, caterer, photographer, or officiant yet. My guy stated that the more I plan in advance, the better – but nothing that requires a down payment (he doesn’t know his deployment schedule more than a year out.) I can, however, pick out decorations, favors, activities, etc.
Post # 11
Wow…so jealous you had everything planned way in advance.
Post # 12
Um… So… does anyone have recommendations for table decorations with a color scheme of random jewel-tones?
Post # 13
If you plan on having flowers you can use a riot of colors:
candles and ornaments:
vases with branches:
Post # 14
@julies1949:love the pics you posted!
Post # 15
…Anything you want?
Seriously–if you like lots of color, then go ahead–use lots of color. There’s no law that says you MUST choose wedding colors and they must only be 2.
To stop your head from spinning, why not start more simply? Forget about what flowers might be in bloom–your instinct is correct–it doesn’ tmatter; the surroundings will just telegraph green and your decor can but doesn’t have to relate to green. No one goes to a wedding and thinks, “Red? But what about all that green grass!” Start with something that you know you want. Maybe it’s a flower in your bouquet. Maybe it’s a certain table-linen color. It might help you to start with one thing–pale pink peonies or bright yellow BM’s dresses–and build your colors out from there.
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