Post # 1
So I have a dilema. I thought we had chosen our invitations and agreed on color. However, I finally received my sample invitation in the mail today (I absolutely love it!!) and all my fiance said was that yes they were nice but he likes the color red.
Now I’m not quite sure what to do. I had the idea of doing a green apple with black and white damask for our colors. Everything I’ve thought of and have seen with that color combination I love. It looks clean and crisp. We’ll be having a summer wedding in the mediterranean next year. I’m not too sure about red to be honest.
So what i want to know is, if the wedding invitations have to match the rest of your wedding? Is it really a big deal? My other complex is the whole idea of red and green. Its christmas colors. I don’t like the two together otherwise… ugh….back to the drawing board?
below is the sample I received today in the mail in the green apple with black and white damask.
Post # 3
Not always. You could use red as a accent color here and there and use the green, black, and white was your primary colors.
You can do red and green without looking christmas. Esp since that green doesn’t look like a christmas color, more like apple green…it’s brighter.
I love those invitation. I believe if you just replace the ribbon with red (u could probably diy this)so compromise with your fiance.
I typed red and green inspiration boards into google and popped up a ton of cool weddings that didn’t look christmas-y at all!
I’m doing a message in the bottle invite and it actually doesn’t contain any of our colors because it’s parchment paper and bottles. My colors are assortment but what are on the beachy/tropical.
I think invitaitons are more for the theme..like unformal vs formal weddings instead of doing colors. You could also use your wedding website to mention all the colors.
Post # 4
Oh those are gorgeous… what a dilemma.
Well, I don’t think invitations *NEED* to match the entire scheme of your wedding. It’s a nice touch to carry the color/theme throughout the entire day, but it’s not 100% necessary.
So, he wants red AND green? Yeah… that’s a little bit too Christmas-y.
I’m usually for going with what the FH wants because, for the most part, men don’t ask for a whole lot when it comes to planning the wedding day– but I’d have to say stick with the green! I think its light & works perfect for your summer wedding. Red can feel kind of heavy…
May I ask where you got those invites from?
Post # 5
im loving the green to be honest… what about a red envelope??
Post # 6
I wouldn’t do red and green together. I would try to find a way to do red somehow though. Are you opposed to a red and something else color scheme? Red and turqoise are beautiful together, so are red and hot pink/orange.
Post # 7
I would try and do a deep crimson red
I am trying to search for the inspirational picture I am thinking about give me a sec… or two
Post # 8
Here it is. I THINK it is from Martha Stewart though it has been a while
Post # 9
Can you compromise on the green? Red/black/white is beautiful together too! .. the colors don’t always have to match the season. I am doing a spring wedding with black/white/cobalt blue.. not really too springy..
Is he really set on the red? Sometimes my FI will suggest something, but it is just a suggestion.. he really doesn’t care one way or the other. Does he want the red as much as you want the green? Or was it just a suggestion?
Post # 10
I assume you’re saying you need to keep the green since your invites have already been made? What if you were to use a magenta or burgundy with the green (not equally use one mostly with pops of the other) – that way it’s not christmas-y. would your FI like that or does he specifically want true red?
OOOH, or – since you even referred to the green color as “green apple” – why don’t you incorporate an APPLE theme to your wedding!? That way, you can have both that green apple color as well as red (red apples) and nobody will think Christmas because the apple motif will be obvious. haha, I don’t know if apples will fit your mediterranean wedding, but I’m getting married in apple country, so it seemed like a good suggestion. 🙂
Post # 11
Okay, I just looked at the picture Miss Yap posted, and I think it’s lovely! It would be perfect for your summer wedding, too. Use that as inspiration and stick to the really bright colors and nobody will be thinking Christmas.
Post # 12
I don’t think the invites have been made.. she just got a sample of what she was planning on ordering..
Or is that how it works? haha.. I don’t know much about it since I am DIY
Post # 13
Thanks for the input girls. Your suggestions were great! I’ll have to research a bit more I think and bring some ideas to my FH to try an compromise. I agree that the red just feels to heavy. Especially for a summer wedding. Though I have seen many beautiful red themed weddings, but just not for me. Anyhow, in the end my FH said it didn’t matter to him when I questioned him again about the red but I’d feel bad if I completely ignored his suggestions. Its his day too.I don’t want my bridesmaids to be in red either, so I’m going to stick to the color scheme for everything else I think. I just have to encorporate red into it a bit perhaps.
For those that are interested, I purchaed the wedding invitation sample from Lynsey at Decadent Designs. She has a couple of sites. I went through Etsy.com though:
She has some really beautiful stuff!
Post # 14
@ cobalt: Oh, right. sample. I guess I just assumed they were stuck with the invites since she was wondering about them needing to match the rest of the wedding.
@ rubymarie: I like those invites, and I think they would still work if you were to go with the martha stewart lime and cherry combo. Otherwise, maybe do something just like those invites with a pop of the cherry color, or even mostly the red/cherry with a pop of the lime like the inspiration photo.
Post # 15
haha, sorry I keep commenting on here – I just realized that the bride icon for weddingbee has a red bouquet and the site is green – more inspiration for mixing the colors! 😉
Post # 16
lol. My FI insisted on navy after I had decided on red. So I had to scrap the red so I didn’t look like a fourth of july parade. sigh.