Going crazy...reception details!

I am going crazy with all of the little details for the reception. When we first started planning, i was very relaxed, didnt care if everything matched, was just going with the flow. Now, im scared that everything is just being thrown together, and it will just be a sea of lavender and celadon, with no matching theme or real coordination. None of my lavenders match exactly, in fact, some are periwinkle! I have no idea on how to tie it all together and i am starting to freak out. I still have 6 months, so theres time to work on it, but im not even sure where to start. Any advice? any other good sites for wedding ideas? Sorry, just going a little bit crazy here. =(
Posted on May 1, 2008 at 6:17 pm
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d1rtymart1n1
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relax relax relax - breathe!! it'll all be ok

ok - gimme a sec - i'll be back with some ideas...

not to worry - it'll all come together :)
Posted on May 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm
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I've only got 30 days to go, and mine doesn't have a theme or "matchy-match" either. I think that's all fine, it's the two of you being together celebrating the day with loved ones - that's what's important. the rest are just bonus :)
Posted on May 1, 2008 at 6:29 pm
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I don't think that everything has to match, but if that is something that you want, I would step away from everything you have an determine your vision. What words do you want people to use to describe your event? what inspired the colors? Then you can look at what you have and see what fits. Then look at everything else and say, "Do I really still want that even if it doesn't go with my theme?" If so, do it anyway. If it is less important, let it go. You can sell unwanted stuff on Craigslist, Ebay, the knot trash to tresure board, or weddingbee classified. You can also choose to add something to your items to bring it all together - your monogram or a stamp, for example.

You might be surprised when you step away from it all that it goes together better than you think. Remember, most people aren't going to remember exactly what shade of lavender you use. As long as the things that clash are not in the same exact place, no one will notice - believe me!
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 4:24 am
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I totally know what you mean. I'm doing this on my own and I don't have any idea about what goes together or not. I'm thinking of hiring someone who can help me. I'll keep reading this post for other's suggestions.
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 4:54 am
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I agree with pinkerbears that everything doesn't have to be so matchy-matchy. No one is going to notice subtle differences in color. And even if you had bought everything the same exact color, differences in lighting will make them appear different anyways! I think as look as you have a general color theme, that's enough. It will probably look better than you thought!
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 5:15 am
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I feel your pain... I get the same way cause I keep buying things here and there and I have a hard time picturing it all together.
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 9:46 am
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I feel the same way you do- but my wedding is in less than TWO months! hehehe

I know it's overwhelming sometimes but just remember, it's JUST one day and everything WILL be amazing. If your periwinkle isn't the same as your lavender, I can almost assure you that you will be the only one who cares or even notices it for that matter. Besides, you have tons of time to get things how you want them!
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 11:24 am
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what if you bought thick ribbon that really popped against your lavenders (like dark dark purple or a gold, etc...) and use that same ribbon as accents on various elements of your wedding? for example... using it as a sash on all the flower girls' dresses to pull it all together... and using the same ribbon to wrap your bouquet in... if there's a wider version that's the exact same color or material, maybe you could make a table runner out of it... just throwing ideas out there.

my flower girls dresses don't match either and that was an idea i thought about doing (the sash thing).
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm
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I think a variety of one color scheme can be awesome! I am actually doing a mix of reds. Sometimes its too hard to be perfectly matched, but even if you could it, it may be boring? You really never know, either way. I would say not to worry about it and it will all come together, it will probably create some depth and make the look pop!

I agree with all of you though- it shard to really imagine it all come together!!! I get so nervous :)

- HMM
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm
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You are your hardest critic. I got over the fact that I don't really have a theme...a...long...time...ago. I just stuck to similar colors (mine don't match 100 percent either). Unless you have your heart set on being in the martha stewart wedding issues or knot picks, hardly anyone notices. People will more likely notice a bad dj or rude servers.

Don't loose site of what's important. I have to keep telling myself the same thing. :)
Posted on May 3, 2008 at 10:30 am
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i think its just so hard because weddings are such a big thing in the media right now. between martha stewart weddings and the platinum weddings tv show, ect, i think i have a skewed idea of what a real wedding should be like. thanks for all of the calming words ladies, i am feeling a little better about everything now! =)
Posted on May 3, 2008 at 12:26 pm
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I know what you mean. When I first started I was very calm.Then 6 months came along and I realized nothing was matching,and started stressing out so bad. Then last month things started to fall into place. I now am matching and everything is flowing smoothly. Don't stress yourself out you have plenty of time,and things will all work out.
Posted on May 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm
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If the colors are off a bit and that is the only bad thing that happens, I'd say you have done an excellent job. =) Different shades of one color actually make it a little more exciting in my book. Plus everyone is going to be looking at how gorgeous you look...not how well the flowers match the linens, etc...
Posted on May 4, 2008 at 5:33 am

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