One thing family members, especially the women, might fret about is how to make sure that, if they are to be included in the family group photos, they don’t clash with the brides color palette.
Whether they are concerned that Uncle Bob’s favorite orange vest will stand out like a sore thumb or that their own sea-foam dress will be the only pale color in a sea of dark tones, there is a simple and inexpensive way to show them your wedding colors without having to explain the difference between pale blue and baby blue over the phone or by e-mail for the umpteenth time.
After settling on her wedding colors, my daughter in law selected three skeins of yarn in colors as close as possible to each of her wedding palette colors. She then tied two or three strands of each of the yarns to a safety pin and braided them together. She mailed or handed these braided pieces to anyone who might find this helpful.
Her mother and I found this especially useful when shopping for our respective outfits. I kept my sample pinned to the lining of my purse so that I always had it handy.
When we arrived at the wedding we were pleased and relieved to find that the mother of the bride’s cobalt blue sequined outfit and my navy blue beaded dress complimented the bride’s jewel tone colors perfectly.
No one in our family group photos stands out in contrast to the rest of the group, and the bride was thrilled that we had made an effort to keep our colors complimentary to hers.