Opinions and advice on a pink and orange with zebra stripe themed wedding?

by DIY wedding planner on December 10, 2011


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Im getting married and I really like the colors bright pink and lightish orange and maybe add some zebra stripes into it somehow? I want daisies and roses as my flowers. Im only 20 so its going to be a very colorful and outgoing wedding. Im just looking for some inexpensive and DIY ideas for favors, the cake, bridesmaid dresses, pretty much everything lol. Anything will help thank you very much. :)

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jackieharriswest December 10, 2011 at 3:49 am

I like the bright and cheery pink and orange idea, but the zebra stripes would be going a bit too far… I think it would make it look like a fruit stripe gum commercial. If you really want stripes, maybe nix the daisies and roses, and go with pink and orange striped tiger lilies as your flower? Or you could get those striped daisies. For favors, you could custom order M&M’s in your colors, or do a his-n-hers favor idea, like a tiny bottle of Bath&Body Works Bubble bath in pink or orange for the girls, and a shot glass filled with color-coordinated candy for the guys. For the cake, I’d go with cupcakes since you have such a lighthearted theme; maybe with interesting flavors, like maybe a mimosa (orange and champagne flavored) cupcake with bright pink sugared rose petals on top. You could even get a mega cupcake as the “main cake” for you and your husband. For bridesmaid dresses, check out target. They have a lot of cute sundresses in bright colors that your friends could wear all summer. You can let the groomsmen wear white slacks and a nice button down shirt in orange. I think the color scheme is fun, and lends itself really well to a young-spirited, casual wedding. Congrats.

Edit: Found you a cute dress on target.com for your bridesmaids. It can be converted into six different styles:

http://www.target.com/Mossimo-Multi-wear-Twist-Wrap-Dress/dp/B004BIZ4OY/ref=br_1_15?ie=UTF8&id=Mossimo%20Multi-wear%20Twist%20Wrap%20Dress&node=1104830&searchSize=90&searchView=grid5&searchPage=1&sr=1-15&qid=1305353062&rh=target_com_primary_color-bin%3APink|target_com_primary_color-bin%3APurple&searchBinNameList=style_name%2Csleeve_type%2Ccollar_style-bin%2Clifestyle-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=salesrank&frombrowse=1

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Artemis December 10, 2011 at 4:20 am
April December 10, 2011 at 4:22 am

Well, I think that you might be able to add in some touches of zebra stripes here and there – but not to much. I think in this case, because you have choosen really bright colors, it’s best to be subtle when it comes to including the zebra stripes.

Here are some ways that you could add some little touches – have the florist wrap the bridesmaids flowers with some zebra striped ribbon. Maybe something like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63690564/hot-pink-zebra-rose-bridal-bouquet-set
You could have the bridesmaids wear zebra striped shoes – or you could even wear them too. A lot of brides wear different colored shoes underneath the dress. I’ve known a couple people who wore ruby red shoes – it’s cute when the dress is lifted up off the ground.

You could add a few hints in your centerpieces – if you scroll down on this site you can see the centerpieces that this person created. It’s beautiful, with just a hint of the zebra stripes:
http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/tag/black/page/2/

If you are trying to do everything yourself you could consider cupcakes in place of a regular cake. This person used cupcakes with zebra striped cupcake wrapping/holders. This way, no design was needed on the cupcake itself – it was already printed on the wrapper:
http://blog.passion-for-parties.com/2010/08/sweet-16-zebra-print-cake-and-cupcakes.html

A lot of people might say that it’s tacky – but at the end of the day, you need to feel happy about it. Just keep it simple, and I am sure everything will turn out looking great.
Good luck to you!

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seamstress December 10, 2011 at 4:34 am

Animal prints are a great way to accessorize in fashion and in decor. Go ahead with your dress choices and perhaps have zebra printed sashes and shoes. This would be a subtle but make a statement while adding a fun and whimsical twist. So, either a pink dress or an orange one, both would look great with the zebra accessories.

I like to see party favors as part of the table decor. If you can get zebra printed boxes, have a decadent chocolate candy favor placed in the box and then tie either or both pink and orange ribbons around the box. Use crisp white table linens and maybe a black napkin. You can get a cylinder vase with a votive candle in it and place a zebra printed sheet of paper (scrapbook aisle from a craft store) in the vase and use a wide pink or orange ribbon around the center of the vase to add that pop of color.

You, yourself, find yourself a fabulous pair of pink or orange shoes to wear so that fun color can peek out from under your dress. Maybe the groomsmen can wear zebra printed ties with a big pink Gerber daisy as a boutonniere.

Go shopping for some inspiration.

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Perse December 10, 2011 at 5:15 am

Seems more appropriate for a sweet sixteen, which really wasn’t that far back for you.

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