Post # 1
We’re getting our invitations for our Canadian wedding in Korea because it’s much easier than sending samples back and forth between North America and Asia. FI’s company works closely with a printing company for their official business printing needs, but they also have a wedding card section. I was hoping for either white invites which could be used regardless of our colour scheme (which we haven’t picked yet, but either dark purples or dusty pink/charcoal), but as I was going through the sample book, I found the more ‘Western-style’ white invites quite boring. The invites that looked more Korean or Korean-art style stood out much more for me; however, the colours/theme/style don’t match our Canadian wedding at all (since we are having a Korean wedding and a Canadian wedding, we will not be having any Korean elements in the Canadian wedding). I can’t change the colour scheme at all, and even though some of the invites look lightly tinted pink or purple, I have the actual samples and they are 95% white. The only ones that really have colour are the multicoloured ones which include colours we will not be using in the wedding. One more thing, in Korea, people don’t RSVP to weddings (we’re inviting 300 to our Korean wedding and hoping they show up!!), so there are no matching RSVP cards. I’m going to have to get them printed elsewhere which is why I was hoping for a more neutral invite to make the RSVP printing easier. But…these invites are just too nice.
So, my questions are:
A) Which invite do you like best?
B) Do invites have to have the same colour/theme and/or style as the wedding itself?
C) Is it okay for RSVP cards to be plain without any decoration as it will be very difficult to reproduce the invite design?
Thank you hive!!
Post # 3
just seeing one invite at the moment… very cute tho!
Post # 4
I really like the A1 style. Very pretty!
I don’t think your invitations need to match your wedding decor colors. No one is going to bring the invite to the event, hold it up to a bridesmaid dress and say, “wait a minute?!?!?” 🙂 My Save the Dates and Invitations do not match my wedding colors exactly (although they contain some of the same colors).
As for RSVPS, I think it is fine if those are plain. Maybe you could select a color from the invitation and get colored paper to print it on. Or if you are worried about them being too plain, could you find a graphic that compliments the invitation (i.e. one of those circles with the flowers inside it, or some of the characters on the invitation)?
Post # 5
Sorry – this site will never let me upload pictures. I’m trying to resize and will post in a minute.^^
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Post # 7
Wow, I really love #5 also. 2 & 5 get my vote. Final answer! 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
These are all so pretty! I love the second and fourth ones in your list of links. I totally wanna order these for my side of the family now!
Post # 9
My vote is for #2 or #5 🙂
Post # 10
I like #2 & #1 in that order (loooove #2!!)
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Numbers 4 and 5 are showing up as the exact same thing and it looks like the inside of an invitation, with a picture of a map and words written in Korean…Hmmmm…
I really liked the first 3 though, I think they’re all so pretty!
To answer your questions, the invitation definitely does NOT have to be in your color scheme…In fact, a lot of people specifically pick invites not within their color scheme so the colors are sort of a surprise when people show up to the wedding. But I do think it should be some sort of representation of your wedding (eg not super fancy if you’re wedding is cazh…)I also think it’s COMPLETELY fine to have plain RSVP cards!
Post # 13
I like #2 which ironically is the one pictured above. If you have your “colors” be grey with those pastels I think it would work. Maybe just the pink and the peach. The green could come in with using greenery in your bouquets. And plain RSVPs are fine! If I could do it over again, I would have plain ones. They just get sent back to you.
Post # 14
I really like the look of #1, but I think with only the half fold, it’d be hard to fit all the info on there 🙂
I love #5 as well… even though it’s a little more western-stereotype-of-Asia, if you know what I mean 😉 I like the band. Can you get them printed with English, I assume? Also, the Chinese side of me loves that it has the Chinese character for marriage (hÅ«n)!
#2 & #4 are, um, how my American friends and I say, “going native” In My Humble Opinion. I say that with all love, and you know it, haha.
ETA: Yes, it’s totally okay if your response cards aren’t 100% matchy-matchy. Or you could do e-RSVP, since you’re overseas… saves on finding postage! And no big deal AT ALL if your invites don’t match the color scheme of the wedding. Seriously. No one will remember!
Post # 15
@trailmix I’m not sure why 4 + 5 look the same…the links take me to different invites when I click on them. But 5 is actually just one of the pictures. Down below the big pic are smaller thumbnail pics that when you click on them show the graphic part.
@daydream #1 actually has two folds 1 for the invite and 1 for directions (I have an actual sample book for a week so I checked that out already)
#5 – I can change nothing at all about the outside of the cards (ie. the band). That’s the problem with some of the more ‘Western’ invites – they have something written in awkward English that I really can’t send to fluent English speakers! However, inside they will print in English because the printing happens at a second location.
We’re having our Korean invites done with the same company too, so I’m thinking maybe I should choose two different designs and then I don’t have to choose between them! Thank you everyone for your comments!
Post # 16
These invitations are seriously beautiful. I also like number 2.
As far as all of the invitation collateral being matchy matchy, I think it really just depends on what you want. I think it’s a preference thing.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with the RSVP card to be plain, if that’s what you want. With that being said though, I don’t recall ever receiving someone’s std, invite and rsvp that did not match.