The jewellery company Tiffany & Co. first used its signature shade of blue in 1878. According to the company, this particular shade has been described as "forget-me-not blue" or "robin's egg blue," and it has become a feature of many wedding colour schemes. Because the shade is so bright, before you start making any other wedding plans you should choose at least one other more neutral colour to add to your colour scheme such as brown or yellow. Keep your colours in mind while choosing your wedding location. As "The Knot" points out, not all colour schemes will work in a room that has maroon and navy carpets.
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Incorporate the colour into your save-the-date notices and invitations. This will set the stage for your wedding theme. Use Tiffany blue paper with white lettering so it will be legible, or use blue lettering on a lighter shade of paper.
Pick a wedding dress that can have a sash added around the waist. If the bridal shop can't make you a sash in Tiffany blue, you might need to find the fabric yourself and either sew a sash yourself or ask a friend to help. If you prefer a plain white dress, bring in the blue theme with either your shoes or jewellery. Choose bridesmaid dresses in Tiffany blue, or choose dresses for your attendants to which coloured sashes can be added.
Use Tiffany blue frosting on your cake. Ask the baker to use another colour accent so the cake won't be overwhelmingly blue. Pearls and white flowers will break up the colour and make sure the cake looks bridal. For a more subtle cake, ask the baker to frost it white and then use Tiffany blue icing to pipe designs on the sides of each layer.
Order Tiffany blue flowers to decorate the reception venue and for the bride to carry down the aisle. Your florist might be able to find flowers that are naturally Tiffany blue, such as blue gerbera daisies, but if she's not able to get her hands on flowers that are the exact right shade, she might be able to get flowers that are tinted to the right colour. If the bridal party's dresses are already blue, you may want to tone down the flower colours by using more neutral coloured flowers wrapped with Tiffany blue ribbon.
Order either Tiffany blue tablecloths for the reception tables or use accents with the colour on your tables, such as table runners or Tiffany blue napkins at each place-setting. You can also tie ribbon sashes around the back of the chairs. If you use a tablecloth colour as bright as Tiffany blue, it will make a bold impression when your guests walk into your reception room, so if you're going for a more subtle and classic look, just use the colour for smaller accents on your tables.
Tips and warnings
- If you can afford them, giving your bridal party gifts from Tiffany & Co. will not only tie into your theme but will also give each bridesmaid and groomsman a classic gift. Consider a money clip or cuff links for the guys and matching bracelets for the girls. Tiffany sells a porcelain keepsake version of its characteristic blue box that sells for £48, as of November 2010.
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