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Colors and flowers and dresses, oh my! Collages to help me choose…

2011 March 7

I have a few great friends who, the moment they found out I’d gotten engaged, ran out and bought a ton of bridal magazines full of great ideas.  I spent some time flipping through them and was completely overwhelmed.  I decided I needed a good way to keep all the ideas straight, and I think I’ve come up with the perfect system…

My collage of wedding dress ideas

My collage of wedding dress ideas

1. Every time I flip through a magazine, I turn down each page with something I like on it.

2. When I get to the end, I go back and cut out only the things I really like  and sit the rest aside.

3. I’ve been sorting out my clippings by category and turned them into collages so I could easily pull  ideas from each clipping.

This ended up being very helpful when I went wedding dress shopping at Carolina Bridal World because I took in a collage of ideas and Courtney, the sales clerk, was able to pick out several dress options right away, including the dress.  She said it was very helpful to have a good base.  Since it went so well with the wedding dress, I’ve been doing the same thing with color schemes, flowers and bridesmaid dresses.  Here are my other collages!

My collage of bridesmaid dresses

Collage of bridesmaid dresses

Collage of wedding flowers

Collage of wedding flowers

Wedding Flowers and Colors

SOOOOOO….. Here are the collages I plan to take with me to the florist and dress shops – my absolute favorites and the color scheme I have decided on!  (Let’s be serious – the is probably just the color scheme of the week, but think I love it!)  I really wish I could post these pictures next to pictures of my dress – it looks so much better when you can see it all tied together!  But, since Chris can’t see it yet, the world can’t either :(

Wedding color palate

Wedding color palate

Wedding color palate

Anyone else have good ideas about picking from the tons of wedding options? Post them in the comments!

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