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Galaxy Wedding Theme

Catherine, on May 24, 2023 at 9:55 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 12

I've been doing all my wedding planning by myself, I've been asking my mother for her opinions which has been very helpful. My partner has been leaving everything up to me as he says it's my day but I have been updating him each step of the way as there is still things that I need his opinion on eg, venues. Some things like the men's suits (coloured vests) I found some that I liked but needed to check if he was happy with my choices and that I could get them with either ties or bow tie, he off course picked ties (which was what I was going for anyway 🤣🤣).

I'm a real girly girly and my partner loves tie dyed anything. So I decided to make our theme galaxy, Butterflies and Pearls (both our birthstones) with the colours Pink and Blue with some purple. I love fairies and pink and when a was younger my wedding inspirations were Cinderella and fairy princess so those were the vibes I was going for.
Based on the images below do you think everything will go well together? I'm a bit of a perfectionist with some OCD and have a vision in my head of what I want but have been having to change a few things due to budgeting and what's available.
One thing I do massively need help on is what to do with all the girls hair. I did have something in mind but then I realised that all the hairstyles were nearly the same. One of my bridesmaids is a hair dresser and she'll be doing our hair (4 in total) so I was looking at simple/easy styles. For me I was originally wanting something half up half down with braids (was wanting my bridesmaids to be half up half down as well) but due to the style of the back of my dress I was wanting to show my tattoo (doesn't see the light of day). Not sure what to do or how to make my hair stand out over my bridesmaids other then having braids. Any ideas/suggestions?
This is my dress, it still needs alterations done. I'm having a layer of sparkle material added under the top layer. I've also bought a silver lace clutch/shoulder chain bag to put some essentials in (colour is so I can reuse it).

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These are what my MOH and x2 bridesmaids are wearing. I've told them they can pick they're own jewellery to wear as long as it's pearls, opals or a mix of both (the opals are to honour my grandfather who passed away in 2009).
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Our flower girl will be our daughter how will be 2 and a half on the day. Going to have her cousin (his a year older then her) be ring bearer and walk her down the isle (leaving his attire up to my sister who is also a bridesmaid). Galaxy Wedding Theme 12
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These were going to be her shoes but they have now sold out. Been looking at some sandal styles as alternatives, if I can't find the exact ones I was going to DIY some Pearls and flower or Butterflies) to them. Galaxy Wedding Theme 14
The boys were all going to wear black suits will my partner was going to wear a silver vest and his boys wear blue. Galaxy Wedding Theme 15
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My partners sister has offered to make our cake free of charge. These are some ideas I was looking at, wanting 3 tier with a ribbon around each tier (in order of photo). Cake colours will be pink and blue with some purple. Getting a cake topper custom made with our date, names, people and moon. Galaxy Wedding Theme 17
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My table arrangements are going to be a wreath with half flowers on and seed lights with a g round glass bowl in the centre with a floral arrangement inside and table number. Colours will be pink, cream and purple with the flowers being Roses, Gerberas and Freesias (or something similar) and some greenery. Table arrangements will be artifical which I'll be making myself.
We are also having some guest books which are cinderella theme, Mr & Mrs wooden signs which I'll decorate with our galaxy theme. We are also having a back drop behind the bridal table that'll be white with blue lights are blue with white lights. Not sure yet if chair ties will be pink or Navy.
I've put my partner in charge of getting the rings and organising the transport (my sisters father has some cool classic cars that he offered to use for free which is what I think he was leaning towards).
I'm sorry for the long post but other then my mother I don't have anyone else to share all details with. I've shown my bridesmaids their dresses and shoes (which they've already tried on and love, especially the sparkles 😊), and I sent a photo of me in my dress to my MOH. I'm so excited but nervous at the same time (I hate being the centre of attention 🤣🤣), it's not until November 2024 which has given me plenty of time to order everything and make things stress free.

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Latest activity by LM, on May 27, 2023 at 8:53 AM
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    The dresses are really lovely but it is appropriate to leave decisions about your bridesmaids’ hair, jewelry, and specific shoes up to them. You have discretion on the dress, and can suggest a popular shade for the shoes but that’s really all.


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    I have 3 older half sisters, my oldest 2 are my bridesmaids (my oldest sister is a hairdresser) and my #3 sister is my MOH. I consulteded them on which they'd prefer, I originally had 2 dress one sleeveless and one with floaty sleeves. I was willing to make them have different style dresses but they all said they were happy with either, I did prefer the wasitband of the dress I chose so I asked my mum and she agreed so that's the one we went with. They love how they can wear any type of bra and it not be seen as well as how comfy the dress is.


    As for the shoes I had a style in mind and knew that 2 of them preferred smaller heels so that's what I was looking for. I wanted either black or silver to match their dresses and it was my oldest sister who suggested going black. I wanted them to have a little bit of bling and found 10 different styles I liked then I asked my mum what she thought and she narrowed it down to 3. I send images of them to my sisters and asked which they preferred, 2 of them said they preferred the one I got and the other said she liked all 3 shoes and was happy with whatever so I decided to give her the same shoe.
    As I have OCD I like things to match and complement each other which at least my MOH knows and my sisters are all easy going. I was going to leave it to my sister (hairdresser) for final hair style choices but I needed to find some ideas first so she at least has something to work with.
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    I think you should narrow down your theme either dark celestial, earthy nature butterflies, or light fantasy Cinderella fairies. For example, galaxy and light colored daisies clash, but maybe you can opt for twinkle lights in your glass bowl and maybe add ball-shaped, blue or silver florals. Skip the dated chair sashes. I'd also not have your bridesmaids buy too much in accessories if they are already paying for the dress. Their hair, makeup, and jewelry are too personal and should be left to their own discretion because you're not dressing dolls. You can choose for yourself, however. Ponytails are big this season and may show off your tattoos. Best wishes, Bride.

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    I think it's a lot and very busy.


    But if it makes you happy then go theme crazy, lol.
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    Having things match and liking things to match is not OCD.
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    You can be as particular about your own accessories, hair, shoes and jewelry as you like! But again, it is not your place to decide or suggest those things for your bridesmaids no matter how much you want them to match. Remember, they are your sisters, not props or chorus girls. Of course they are likely going to go along with what the bride wants. It doesn't mean you should ask them to.

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    OCD comes in many ways/forms, that's what my Dr has told me.
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    I got my inspiration and advise from my sisters and cousin.


    Oldest sisters wedding (#2 sister was a bridesmaid) Galaxy Wedding Theme 22
    #2 sisters wedding (my oldest sister was a bridesmaid). All her girls had matching hair, dresses and shoes. Galaxy Wedding Theme 23
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    My cousins wedding, her girls have matching dresses and shoes as well. Galaxy Wedding Theme 25
    I paid for my sisters dresses and shoes myself, never understood why if you ask someone to be in your wedding they are expected to pay for their attire.
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    Ocd has criteria. Liking things to look like they match is not OCD.


    And if you really do have OCD then I'd be very cautious with wedding planning as you can not control everything. Don't want it to lead to a break down later on when things go awry.
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    Because your sisters did it, doesn't make it any more charming or appropriate now that it's your turn. It does make it less likely for them to object or resent being asked, obviously.

    I agree with you about paying for the dress. Once upon a time BMs paid with the idea that they were involved in the selection and could wear the dress again. If the bride is dictating and it's not likely to ever be worn again, then she should pay. If the bride picks a popular color or range of colors and lets her party select what they would like, then it makes more sense that they would cover the cost.

    Of course, most properly the bride consults with her party with respect to both style and budget. It's become very popular to allow her BMs to choose whatever they want to wear in a coordinating shade or shades or allow even more discretion.

    As for shoes, I can't imagine another item that should be less dictated by the bride. Feet come in all sizes and shapes. Other than the bride suggesting a color likely to be found in one's own closet or likely to be worn again, people should be able to choose whatever is going to be most comfortable, according to their own taste.

    Don't get me started on telling people what they have to do with their hair.

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    My sisters are happy with whatever I choose and they've already approved of the dresses and the shoes. All I was asking for in regards to their hair is some suggestions of what would look nice with their dresses so I could show my oldest sister some ideas so she could then come up with some final styles, the same way you would if getting custom made jewellery (at least that's how to works where I'm from).


    I really need help with suggestions for my own hair, I struggled as it was to find the image that I did. Any suggestions on what to do for MY hair.
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    That's nice of you to pay for their attire. I like your choices. The dress is long? Then the shoes will not show, but the style above looks comfortable. Since your wedding is late 2024, I would wait to order the bridesmaid dresses as their weight may fluctuate. My sister was pregnant for 2 weddings for which she was a bridesmaid and ended up paying for 2 dresses each time.

    Here is the article on ponytails: https://www.brides.com/ponytail-wedding-hairstyles-4797569

    I'm kind of a trends person, so hairstyles will change by next year so you can wait before deciding. Or get a hair trial with your stylist for ideas. But, I think overall, they say to try not to deviate from your style, e.g. if you normally wear your hair down, wearing up in a tight bun may be too different from the real you. When I shopped for dresses, I had a short pixie and ppl suggested headbands or crystal headpieces. I knew I did not want that old Pinterest look. Just be you.

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