I've tried to keep the wedding talk to Wednesdays, but since the design of this event is at the forefront of my mind these days, I hope you all will be okay with a few more wedding posts creeping into the blog. We have plenty of projects and decisions in the works and I'd love your opinions on those just as much as I love your opinions on paint colors.
Early on in our planning process, I told myself that some of the little details about our wedding would only be noticed by me and a handful of others. I was convinced that most people just see "wedding" at a wedding and don't really notice the details. I was okay with that. It also gave me freedom to ignore a couple things that didn't interest me (event lighting...no matter how subtle, it all looks Jersey to me). Marc actually changed my mind a few weeks ago.
Last month, we went to the wedding of a colleague at a local vineyard. It was a beautiful day. It was my first time attending a wedding since starting to plan my own, which is an interesting experience. On our way home that night, Marc commented on the napkins. He thought it was nice that the bride brought in napkins in one of the wedding colors. We had been planning on using the [very nice] standard linens at our venue, but Marc suggested we look into getting napkins in one of our colors. That seemed simple enough.
This is where things get kind of interesting. Remember the dresses I picked out for my bridesmaids? Well, J. Crew discontinued the color and fabric combination I wanted before I could track down a dress for one of my bridesmaids. I was prowling multiple websites for her dress and I found a listing on Craigslist for napkins. The seller had bought napkins specifically to match her bridesmaids' dresses, which were the same color as mine. There was no way things could be this easy. I emailed the seller...and never heard back.
But that seller had named the company that made the napkins, so I went to their website and ordered samples that might match.
Amazingly, one of the samples was almost a perfect match. I was a little shocked. I didn't think finding these would be so easy.
I've been on the verge of hitting the "confirm" button on an order from the linen website that's carrying these quite a few times. On one hand, I was convinced that people didn't notice little details like napkins in your colors. On the other hand, Marc noticed those napkins at the wedding we went to last month. This isn't a big purchase (probably about $100), but I'm wondering if it's worth it.
What do you think? Will adding a little color to the tables, beyond the flowers, look nice or do you think they're such a tiny element that they won't make much of an difference in the room where we'll be having our reception?