Post # 1
Hi to all you bees out there,
I want to make my own invites. My wedding is in September and I’m only having to mail out about 60 invitations altogether. I have already purchased black 4-bar envelopes and A7s. Black and pearl are my colors and I haven’t decided what color to use as my accent. I thought about a fallish-orange color for an accent. I’d like to get some ideas using those colors. I also think that I’d like to tie a pretty ribbon around everything before it’s tucked inside the mailing envelope. Please help me generate some ideas. Thanks!
Post # 3
I think my first instinct was that it was too Halloween for me, but on second thought I think it’s possible to do it well with the right burnt orange colour. Just be sure to keep in mind to go for the least bright orange possible if you want to avoid the pumpkins and bats thing.
I guess as far as the invitations go, I’d suggest keeping the orange to a small accent, or perhaps even just making sure the orange and black are seperated from each other by the pearl. I’m sure you’ll do a good job – good luck!
Post # 4
I think I would have a hard time not thinking about halloween with any combination of black and orange and not another color (if pearl is whitish). If it was black, orange, pearl and magenta or any other strong color, I think that would make it better, but otherwise… maybe it would work if it was a deep rust, an almost-red orange.
Sorry! But I’m one of those people who refuses to wear red and green together except maybe between Dec 20-25th for fear of conjuring up Christmas notions.., or primary red, blue and white because it’s too "fourth of July" so, I might be a little extreme!
Post # 5
Ok…well it doesn’t have to be any color of orange. I’m not committed to it and I haven’t bought anything orange, it was just an idea. I do live in TN however and September would be a great month to have pumpkins as part of the decor?? Again, I’m not stuck on orange. The ceremony is going to be on the Quad of the campus the Fiance and I both received our ungrad. It it just a lovely lovely place. I love pink but didn’t know if I could fit it into the season all that well. My favorite flower is the gerbera daisy so maybe that could be something that could be incorporated as well. Do any of you know of any websites that have examples of invites other than the standards (the knot, brides, etc etc)?
Post # 6
I’m a fellow Tennessean and my wedding was in late September last year… September here is still VERY summery, so don’t be restricted to fall colors unless you really want to 🙂 Pink and gerbera daisies would honestly work just fine! (for the record, my colors were champagne, moss and merlot).
I went to a wedding this past November and she had pumpkins incorporated into her decor, and that felt like it suited the season a lot better than September would have. (and, if your colors were black and orange with pumpkins, it would feel even more so like halloween. That said, if you love halloween, then go for it!)
Just my two cents!
Post # 7
My wedding is also in September.
I am using stardream copper on my invites as the accent panel behind the invitation panel in a pocketfold. I actually ordered 11×17 of it and it’s in a text paper weight (80lb I think). I have quite a bit left over (I’d have to count to get an accurate number). I guess I got it through paperworks via amazon.com, so here is the link to all the options and so you can see the color. Private message me if you’re interested and I could probably sell you the rest and send it to you if you’re interested.
p.s. using 11×17, I was able to get 4 of the accent panels per sheet which.
Post # 8
how about using marigold instead of orange?
Post # 9
what about a nice charcoal grey instead of black? i think that would look more fall and less halloween.
Post # 10
IF your favorite flower is the Gerbera daisy, then you have some great color choices — I would use the bright orange and pink versions of the gerbera mixed with your other colors — bright, bold, and beautiful!
Post # 11
Yea, if I incorporate the many colors of gerberas then I should be able to do something really pretty non-Halloweeny…