How important is it that invites match theme?

posted 2 years ago in Themes
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep looking! : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Go for it! That invite is fine! : (18 votes)
    95 %
  • Post # 2
    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

    Doesn’t matter. Pick what makes you happy!

    Post # 3
    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    spydezra:  Those are so pretty! I love them! FWIW, I’m kind of over the idea that every wedding has to have a theme and that said theme has to flow through every aspect of the wedding with absolute perfection. We’ve got gold on our invites and save the dates. Gold isn’t a color that we will be using anywhere else. It doesn’t make a difference to me.

    Your invitation should really just set the tone for the wedding and provide your guests with necessary information (start time of ceremony, where the ceremony is held, etc.)

    Post # 4
    744 posts
    Busy bee

    spydezra:  Personally, I don’t think it’s important at all.  Guests usually hardly remember these things!

    That said, there are two things I’d consider: the invitation is a cue as to how formal/informal the event is.  So you’d want to make sure the invitation roughly matches the formality of the event.  Also, some women pick up on the colors of the invitation as a cue to the wedding colors and try to avoid those so as not to look like they match the bridesmaids (though apparently not that many – I recently went to a wedding where the color was navy and prominently on the invite, and there were a ton of women in navy dresses!)

    Post # 5
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    spydezra:  I really like them. They’re simple, but elegant. I would use them. While it doesn’t exactly match the theme, it doesn’t not match it either. I think they are nice. I doubt most people will remember what the invite looks like anyways. And NO ONE will be offended if your invite ‘theme’ isn’t reflected in the ceremony.

    Post # 7
    3090 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    spydezra:  I say pick whatever makes you happy. The only time I would caution anyone against selecting a certain invite is if you chose an obvious “beachy” invite and are having a Gatsby-themed wedding…The two so obviously don’t go, but at the end of the day, who cares? Honestly, no one but you (and possibly your FI) will be as excited and pleased with your choice as you are. Hardly anyone really remembers the invite. I personally think the ones you chose are so elegant and pretty. I think they are “Simple” enough that they don’t suggest any theme and are neutral enough to go with almost any  theme. 

    Post # 8
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Our theme is “us”. We like the invitation, therefore it fits the theme 😛

    Post # 9
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    spydezra:  as long as one of the colours in the invite is the main colour of the wedding. Generally i assume the invite colour is the one that bridal party is wearing so i make sure to NOT wear that colour lol. 

    Post # 10
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Like other PPs have said… do what you like! I spent MONTHS trying to find the perfect inviation, and even fell in love with these from WPD (but not the price),:

    They only “went” with the blue color of my BM dresses, and even that was a stretch since they’re closer to navy than this light blue. I ended up getting these invites from Vistaprint:

    Our wedding is in 3 weeks, and although I was somewhat looking for a “Fall theme” invite – nothing I liked worked with what I wanted to do… so these did. I do have some orange/red in my bouquets/flowers… but that is it. I did what I want!

    Post # 11
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    That’s why I didn’t have a theme, I didn’t want to feel like I couldn’t have something that I liked. In the end just get what you want, that’s the most important thing!

    Post # 12
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I LOVE those invitations!  No, I don’t think invitations have to match your theme, but I prefer invitations that are more formal for weddings (less formal ones look like birthday party or shower invitaitons to me).  

    Post # 13
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Invitations do not need to match your theme – they only need to match your formality level. The invitation is the first (and sometimes only) hint to the guests as to whether they should be wearing a sundress, a cocktail dress, or something in between.

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