(Closed) Using damask without having an all-out damask “theme” ??

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it will be fine! You don’t have to include every little detail of your wedding into your invites :).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually think damask works better with vintage than modern. That said, I see no reason why anyone needs to adhere rigidly to a theme. You can do whatever you like as long as tyou think it looks pretty. Being to literal with themes can IMO make things a bit cheesy.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

im doing damask! but i’ve never really thought about it as a theme. Im going to do damask squares under the centerpiece instead of table runners and just have it here and there, i dont want it to overwhelm. im trying to think what i have..a cardbox, bridesmaids bouquet ribbon will be damask, my invitations and i bought 4 little votives at marshalls the other day ill probably throw on the cake table. thats about it. then black linens and red flowers for the centerpieces.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I love Damask too, but didn’t want it to be “overkill”!  My colors were black and fuschia with damask.  My invitations were not damask (just black and white).  At the ceremony, we only had a damask box for the programs.  At the reception, we had a damask card box and our signs had a damask background.  Let me know if you want to see pics of anything.  Have FUN planning! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think your on the right track-Too much Damask can be over whelming.How ’bout instead of table squares you get vases and decoupage or wrap them in damask gift paper,scrapbooking paper or fabric and let that be the touch on the table.You can also do a damask table skirt with the solid color overlay on top so there is just a “peek-a-boo” of damask on the table showing at the bottom of the table.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went a little damask crazy! Linens, accesories, seating chart (we used the names of cities we’d visited for our table names), photobooth strip.. etc. But it turned out Awesome!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m using damask too, but I mostly have accents – table runners, table numbers, invites. I’m using more black and white. 

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I am planning a damask wedding only as an Accent. People are so afraid of using too much or too little. I am having a vintage theme almost wine themed wedding and reception. The damask will be accented by a deep red, eggplant and i just want a pattern to add a splash of black. It will be very sleek dark overflowing with spot lighting and LOTS of candles. Praying for the best!

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