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Things No One Tells You About Planning Your Wedding Pt 2 : Your Fave Color Might be Hard to Find

There are lists and lists of things each wedding couple needs to consider when they are booking vendors, paying deposits, and weighing options like crazy. Here are just a few thoughts to get you started considering out-of-the-box options.

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Did you know that you can spend a long time trying to decide between the different shades of certain colors, but not all dresses/vests/ties/flowers come in the specific shade that you might fall in love with?

So if your main block of color in your photos is the bridesmaid dresses, for example, it’s a good idea to go visit a few dress stores to see what shades they actually carry. It’s pretty frustrating for some colors because the dress stores have varying shades of dresses, and don’t usually carry all of each dress in each color. So go with a general idea of color interest and be prepared to be a little flexible. Then, once you’ve found a color that you’re happy with, that the dresses/ties/etc really actually come in, get a few swatches to hand out. Your vendors, especially your florist, will love them so that they can get a real-time mental image of what they have to match and work with.

Also, be open to having a little variance in your colors. Pick a palette instead of a specific color. That way your bridesmaids can get a dress that flatters them in the correct tone, even if it isn’t an exact match on the color itself.


~ Sarah


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photo credit : Rebecca Ellison Photography

photographed by barbie hullSarah is our new Wedding Wednesday blogger. She is one of our fabulous giver brides from 2012 who walked into Get Hitched Give Hope with the intent on getting married in Jamaica in 2014, and walked out with packages and vendors she fell in love with, and a new plan for a fall 2013 Seattle wedding. Sarah will be bringing us thoughts on the wedding industry and wedding planning from the perspective of a bride who isn’t the traditional “been dreaming of my wedding since I was five” type of girl.


photo by Barbie Hull

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