So you have a theme. Butterflies, Tiffany & Co, Plains, Trains & Automobiles, Carnival… etc that’s fine. I love a good theme. HOWEVER, for the love of décor and the pupils in everyone’s eyes you DO NOT have to have the theme in EVERYTHING:
…catch my drift? No? Well look at it this way, let’s say you are having a Tiffany & Co. themed wedding. WELL. don’t get:
Tiffany Blue table linen
Tiffany Blue napkins
Tiffany Blue chargers
Tiffany Blue ( dyed) flowers – they don’t grow this color
Tiffany Blue menu
Tiffany Blue diamond ribbon for décor EVERYWHERE ( because it’s classy)
Tiffany Blue chair cushion
Tiffany Blue chair sash
Tiffany Blue table number
Tiffany Blue votives
Tiffany Blue uplighting
Can you picture that? No really, close your eyes and try, i’ll wait……………………..……………………… hurts doesn’t it! NOW if you do something like:
Tiffany Blue linen
White Menu with the typeface or details in Tiffany Blue
Black chiavari chair with white chair cushion ( why black you ask? Well.. why not. mix it up a little)
Tiffany Blue color table number with white details
Silver mercury or plain sheer votives
Burn the Tiffany Blue diamond wrap
Tiffany Blue Gift box Favor
Amber up lighting and switch to Tiffany Blue for the tun up time.
Go ahead picture it. I’ll wait……………………..…………………………………………………………….. you see the difference. Hurts less doesn’t it.
You can get your point across without the overkill. A little bit here and a little bit there goes a long long loooooooooong way. So take it easy on the theme and the theme will be very good to you. Trust me on this:)
Once upon a time brides used to look the same…Stuffed and Fluffed. But as we continue to evolve designers take more and more risks. Now some of these risks should have been buried in the designing room trash can but overall I applaud the style, variations and new trends we are seeing.
One of my FAVORITE new trends are PANTS!!!!!! Yes…O-M-G pants…bridal pants. I’m a girly girl and love my dresses and would never miss the opportunity to walk down the aisle in a beautiful gown, but I know soooo many women that eat, sleep and breath pants. Ask them to put on a dress and it’s like you stole their man and ran off to Taiwan with him. NOW those women have so many options: sheer, jacketed, dramatic, casual but all maintaining femininity. Just LOOK at some of the options:
So…have you found your gown or are you even more confused then when I started this series of gown parades?
Don’t let me overwhelm you ( too much). Even if you think you kinda maybe sorta know what gown you may want, try it on FIRST…and if that doesn’t work out, try on different gowns in different cuts/styles (more on this later) and see what fits you best. Then start your journey to the perfect gown from there. Just make sure you give yourself at least 8 months lead time to your wedding. You know you can’t rush perfection.