So apparently an individual’s wedding colors are a big deal in the wedding planning world. This is something I didn’t realize until I got engaged. My vendors as well as anyone that I discuss the wedding with wants to know what my colors are. The only problem is I’m still not really sure what they are. I know I like blushy and nudey pinks (nothing bright) and lavendary and taupey purples (once again very muted) but I also don’t want things to feel too sweet. I guess romantic is the feel I am going for if I had to pick a feeling. I also like metallics ALOT. Rose gold, gold, and silver. My engagement ring actually has an accent of rose gold under the diamond and a watch that Chris got me for our first Christmas together has rose gold in it as well so it might be nice to incorporate that somehow. But once again we wind up with a see of lavendary pinkys. I obviously need to settle on a more masculine color to add to the mix. I very randomly found this photo of a color palette created with Farrow and Ball paints and it definitely comes the closest to what I was thinking…
But I am not quite sure about whether I have blue in my head. I think my head my be going in more of a gray direction. I checked out some websites like The Perfect Palette, which lets you search weddings by color and helps you find other colors to go with your scheme. Creature Comforts blog also had a column in which she shared some interesting color palettes. If you are searching for wedding colors and then invitations to fit your palette, Wedding Paper Divas has a tool that lets you search by season and main color and gives you other ideas for coordinating colors. Muted and metallic options seemed to fit what I liked best on that.
Do you guys have any genius ideas about a color to harden things up a bit? Something that I may be missing?
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The thing about wedding planning is that it can get a little daunting. When I start to think about ALL of the things that need to be done between now and then, I can sometimes become a little overwhelmed and shut down. Let’s take caterers for instance. The ones I have been getting estimates from have been absolutely wonderful. Very responsive and sending me everything I need. In fact, one of them sent me a lovely email 2 weeks ago. The problem is I still haven’t responded. I am the worst bride ever. I think it all stems from my procrastination problem where I avoid things if I can’t make a decision. Whatever the case, one thing I have spent hours upon hours researching is something that is silly and purely optional and has no real impact on the actual day. That is vintage stamps. Y’all… I may have spent a total for 1 hour looking at wedding dresses online so far, but I have become laser focused on locating the perfect vintage stamps for my invitation suite which I haven’t even designed yet. I have a disorder. Plus vintage stamps cost money. Don’t tell Chris though. I plan to tell him it costs $1 for all of them. Shhh. Now luckily I also have a reasonable side and my reasonable side said that since I really enjoy the nice and new and neutral rose stamp that the post office just released, I should buy enough of those that I can just add a couple of other stamps keeping the cost down somewhat for postage. So I did and I have them tucked away for safe keeping.
Photos via Oh So Beautiful Paper
But let’s go back to talking about the vintage ones. The question I am having is, should I choose ones that go with the colors of the wedding (“wedding colors” is a whole other issue) or ones that fit our personalities. Or maybe really nail it and try to find ones that fit both. It is quite tricky, isn’t it? If you are having this problem yourself, there are a few websites that I have found on Etsy that are awesome for buying vintage stamps. Verde Studio sells them in sets of stamps that look good together or fit a theme. The owner will also design a custom combo for you if you want. Treasure Fox is similar except you can also buy sheets of stamps. Ebay is also a good place to look and you can browse the stamp section by category or by the Scott number, which you can google. Lots of sellers only use the Scott number so this is a very helpful thing to know. This post from Oh So Beautiful Paper was helpful to me as well.
I will end this post with a promise to focus on more important things going forward. Have a wonderful day.
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Hi everyone! I am still alive over here. I have just been continuing to swim in a sea of calligraphy envelopes during any spare minute I have. During moments where I take a break and usually during my lunch break for work (when I am not doing paperwork), I have been pinning up some wedding decor inspiration photos like crazycakes. Unfortunately, I have not started gathering or creating actual wedding decor things because the pictures I like seem to kinda be all over the place. A modern black and white stripe here, a pop of color there, a romantic hand dyed ribbon and wildflowers situation mixed with a glittery gold glam situation. Just when I think I am gravitating towards one thing, I see something else I like and I totally lose my focus. I’m gonna go ahead and blame wedding blogs since it is all so good looking. I am starting to understand more why people hire a full service wedding planner to take care of it. So basically I need to do some serious editing of my vision before our wedding turns into a decor train wreck. And don’t even get me started on my invitations and stationary. It is almost at the point where every guest will be receiving a different invitation so I can use all of the styles I like. So the question I have is, for those of you who have already gotten married or planned a big event, how did you narrow down all of the styles you liked to create something more cohesive? I need some serious types of help.
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