Another thing I've learned since getting engaged is that people like to ask about colors. And you know what hasn't even cross my mind the last two weeks? Colors.
I totally understand the importance color can play in the overall look and feel of the wedding. Choosing a color theme for your decor can go a long way in setting the mood for the event. It's a perfectly reasonable question. But every time I hear it I have to fight the urge to turn on my best Southern drawl and politely but firmly say, "Mah cuh-luhs ah bluh-sh and baah-shful."
I also tend to associate choosing colors with choosing bridesmaids' dresses - and there's the rub. We decided pretty early on not to have a wedding party (no bridesmaids or groomsmen) so the idea of choosing colors never crossed my mind because choosing bridesmaids' dresses never crossed my mind either.
Now that we're finally starting to look at venues, I've been giving colors a lot more thought. Like most couples these days, we want to have a wedding reflective of us so we're trying to think a little outside the box for venues. If we have an idea of what kind of experience we want to create, then having some idea of color or decor might help us see the potential a non-traditional venue might hold.
One color combo I've been tossing around* is lavender, deep purple, and gold. I know lavender can sometimes get a bad rap as a wedding color, especially when mixed with yellow. The line between rustic chic and Mother's Day nightmare is quite thin, my friends. But the rich, deep plum keeps the earthy lavender modern and charming. And the sparkly gold accents... well, every rustic needs some glam, right?
Of course, we haven't even booked a venue yet so who knows which direction we'll end up going. It's still kinda fun to starting thinking about it, though!
*By "tossing around" I mean the following conversation happened:
Me: Okay, how about this. Purple is my favorite color so we could have purple and maybe something to kinda pop, like an accent color or something.
The Boyfriend: Uh-huh.
M: How about ... lavender and super dark plum purple, with maybe a little bit of gold glittery sparkle here or there?
The Boyfriend: Okay.
Me: I mean, I'm not convinced those should be the colors, but it's a start, right?
The Boyfriend: Yeah. (gives thumbs up)