(Closed) “yard sale wedding”my fiancees words

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think that sounds awesome. its your day; do what you want.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Um… well if you can hang on for about 2 weeks I’ll post pictures from my wedding! 🙂

We’re totally doing the mismatchy thing and I am SUPER excited about it!  I rented a whole bunch from a lady in my town, and I am liking how it’s coming together.

When we got the china, my mom and I pulled out our favorite plates from her collection and took them home, then I sorted through them and made piles for each table.

I tried to keep each table in the same style of china (ie, white, delicate bone china, more modern patterns, stoneware, etc) because we had a LOT.  I was able to split it up into enough “categories” that I think the overall affect will be mismatchy, but each table will be cohesive because they’ll all be the same style.

Does that help at all?  I wish I had pictures, but I’ll post them when I can! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Hmm. 

Well, I understand how someone could equate rustic with yardsale. Mistmatched decor can honestly look a little like an estate etc, but that’s part of the charm! Having all these items that have history, just like an estate sale.

That being said, perhaps if you were able to keep it rustic, but find unity through things such as color, it would be a compromise.

You said you like mismatched china. I’m not sure what pieces you have been looking at, but perhaps if you found pieces that were different shapes, but with the same color, it would be pleasing to both parties.

If you want inspiration for a rustic wedding, I say go to the Style Me Pretty website. I think most of the weddings they show on there have a rustic feel.

 

Edit: Someone posted about the china before me, but unity through color can allow for some mismatching on other things in areas such as shape, size, texture, etc.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@anmparlett: Haha, keep in mind that those of the male gender don’t always ‘get’ or stay with current trends, certainly not in the wedding world. I don’t think he mean’t it mean spiritedly.

Even when doing mismatched china I would still try to keep some uniformity….ie. all white toned plates. Different designs its great, but I would try and keep the main color of the plates all the same just to keep the flow. Search thrift stores, they are really the best places for this kind of stuff! And if you are going for a rustic theme, how about having your center pieces put in mason jars, or tin water cans?

Here are just a few ideas…

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@anmparlett: Sometimes I tell my SO about wedding ideas and he looks at me like I have a third head, but most of the time they are the things that are very popular right now in wedding style. hehe It will look great, so just go with it!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@anmparlett: I will definitely try to remember to post pics!  If I forget, please feel free to PM me and remind me!  I love the idea, and love that you’re considering doing it too!

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