Post # 1
We’re getting married on a yacht in the San Francisco Bay. We’re low key people, so it’s not as formal as a typical wedding: no banquet but heavy hors d’ourves/stations instead, open bar, no speeches, no bouquet tossing, no bridal party, no floral centerpieces. My description makes it sound dull, but I’m trying to stay on topic and exclude irrelevant details. There won’t be an obscene amount of decorations because the yacht window are massive and the San Francisco Bay is the decor (Bay Bridge, SF skyline, and Golden Gate included).
Since we are not having a traditional, formal wedding we want to ensure our invitations and wedding website clearly convey that. The wedding details are spelled out on the website, but as you all know colors can convey the vibe. We found bright blue and green invites that are reminiscent of the colors of the ocean and capture our vibe perfectly. I’ve created a website that heavily uses these colors (it’s easy to change).
Here’s my issue:
We are not planning to use the invitation colors anywhere in the reception. The only real color on the yacht are these gorgeous deep red curtains and they do NOT coordinate with the invitation. Anything requiring color at the reception (accents on the cake, groom’s boutonniere, etc) will likely be navy blue, effectively making our wedding colors navy and deep red. Does this matter? Should we try to find invites that coordinate with the yacht instead? I’m hesitant to use deep red and navy invites/website because this conveys a more formal tone rather than the easy-going vibe we’re going for.
As a side note: we should all take a little time to appreciate what we have. Life is great and I am incredibly grateful that this is my biggest problem right now!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
No one is going to notice that the venue and invites don’t match, even if they bring their invites with them. 🙂
Post # 4
Your guests won’t notice or care that the colors are different.
Post # 5
I agree. No one will notice, and if they do, they won’t care.
ETA: As long as the formality levels stay the same from the invitation to the wedding. If you send an informal invite, it must be for an informal wedding, etc.
Post # 6
I agree, no one will notice or care!
Post # 7
If you’re thinking about changing your invite plan, you could have white invites with a blue-green ocean at the bottom so that you have the blue and green colours without a lot of intentional colour on the invitation.
Or, go with your invite plan, don’t worry about it for more than another 5 minutes, and have a crazy-good time at your wedding!!!
Best of luck whatever you decide to do! 🙂
Post # 8
I think the colors all sound beautiful! And if you’re using bright blue for the invitation, and navy blue at the wedding, blue’s blue, so I could see it working out just fine. In the end, you just have like 4 colors, and are using only two the day of the wedding. 😉
Post # 9
No one will care, I promise.
We’re having trouble matching our colors, so we’re now just using every green and blue we come across. The invites are dark green on cream, unlike anything really at the wedding itself. I figure unless someone brings their invite with them, they’re not likely to even notice 🙂
Your yacht wedding sounds gorgeous!
Post # 10
Unless your guests carry the invitation with them to the reception and hold it up to everything, I doubt they’ll even remember what the invite looked like.
Post # 11
They don’t need to match! Just get what you want
Post # 12
No one will care and for the most part, I can’t imagine them popping out the invitation on the yacht and taking note of it. This is the basic look of our boarding pass invites/rsvp:
This is our ceremony and reception venue:
Post # 13
It didn’t even occur to me to match our invite colors to our decor…