What's with the ribbon and fabric?!
Time spent planning a wedding is exciting and exhausting all at the same time. With so many details to keep track of, we thought it would be nice to share a hint that we found to be helpful in wedding planning we’ve done.
Whether you know right from the beginning exactly what colors you want for your wedding, or if you are still going through a zillion color combinations to come up with the exact one, it’s soon apparent that there are more shades of that favorite color than you ever thought possible.
HERE'S THE TIP!!!!!!!!!
When you do find the perfect colors, cut a strip of ribbon or fabric swatch of each color in your palette. Keep those ribbons or swatches with you at all times (I kept mine in a ziploc baggie). You never know when you might run across something and need to make sure the color will work in your scheme. Share your ribbons or swatches with others who are helping with the planning. Don’t rely on taking pictures to compare colors, as they rarely show the true colors.
You might notice that the colors that I have don't match perfectly and that the patterns really just don't go well together. For my wedding, it worked totally fine because I was working with shades of greens, some yellows and white. The green floral ribbon was used on my bouquet and on the favors. Just little accents around the event to bring in that gorgeous pattern. The swatch of lighter green fabric with the different shades of green and yellow flowers was actually the fabric that we used to make the sundresses for my flower girls. So don't be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns. Just use conflicting patterns and designs in moderation as pops of interest and color throughout your day.
Speaking of ribbons, they’re one of the easiest and cost effective ways to bring your wedding colors into your reception. Simple vases and candle holders can be transformed into beautiful centerpieces and accent pieces with some creative touches of ribbon.
We have purposely left most of the vases and candleholders pictured on our website unadorned. It’s sometimes easier to imagine your own look without someone else’s already there. If you’re looking for ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start. We also offer a complimentary hour of consultation with any of our décor rentals.