Post # 1
Hi bees. I have not bought wedding invitations yet, but have decided on my wedding colors. My bridesmaids will wear buttercup yellow dresses and my wedding colours in terms of decor will involve ivory and pastel yellow with light pink accents. I wanted to find wedding invitations that I liked, but everything I saw ended up costing $200-$600! I found BEAUTIFUL DIY wedding invitations at the dollar store. I know it sounds ridiculous, but they are gorgeous! The finished product looks exact same, if not better, than invitations I see online that cost $2 each or more. I would get about 15 invitations and envelopes for $2. The problem is the invitations have a red border. Then on the inside there is a white space where the writing goes bordered by a black line. Red and black are NOT in my wedding colors at all. However, when factoring in how much this would cost, the dollar store invitations would cost maybe $20 in total. I would rather spend all that extra money on things such as making sure I have great desserts or something my guests would enjoy. Realistically I think many invitations end up in the garbage. My fiance keeps saying we should just get the red invitations, but I am big on matching and color-coordinating everything. What do you bees think?
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Post # 2
It’s not like the state will take your marriage license away if everything wedding-related isn’t color coordinated. No one will notice, not that it matters.
Post # 3
likewoah: +1, I’d go with the invitations.
Post # 4
honeybeexo: You are totally over thinking this. No one is going to remember what your invitations looked like on your wedding day. Don’t sweat the small stuff
Post # 5
My friend had wedding invitations that didn’t match her wedding at all…I think I’m the only person in the world who noticed, and only because my wedding is just a few weeks away! Don’t worry!
Post # 6
I agree, no one will notice or hold it against you. I think the not-so-unwritten rule that your wedding invitations MUST portray the theme and style of your wedding is a product of the wedding industry. I think that if you love the invitations and they are a good price (which always makes me love things more – especially wedding related) than you should go for it.
I just had a funny image of a wedding guest walking around and holding up an invitation and comparing it’s colours to the decor. No one is going to do that! If they do, they have too much time on their hands!
Post # 7
I was in the same boat. I had purchased light blue DIY invitations I found on clearance at Target. My wedding colors ended up being mint green and grey. Although I too struggled with the same dilemma, i decided that I didn’t need to spend the extra money on matching invitations.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The colors don’t have to match. That said, the style/vibe of the invite should match your wedding. It sounds like the red and black ones may be a bit more formal and your wedding vibe may be a bit more casual (in my head pastel/soft colors = more laid back rustic vibe). Simply put, a more formal invitation vibe tells your guests that it is a more formal occasion, so dress appropriately. If you want guests in sundresses and seersucker suits, then an invite with a more formal vibe is not the way to achieve that goal.
Post # 9
lovekiss: That’s what I was going to say. It’s not really the color that would bother me–although our guests did notice and remember what our invitations looked like–but whether or not the “tone” matches your actual wedding. If you’re having a more formal ‘do then go for it, but if yours is more laid back I’d keep looking. Which pains me to say, because normally I’m all for saving a buck any way you can!
Post # 10
Get the red ones. No one will notice.
Post # 11
No one will know the colors dont match besides you and anyone else intimately aware of your wedding details. Not a big deal.
Post # 12
I can’t believe there are brides who actually put this much thought into their wedding planning, I feel lazy we’re having a destination wedding so ordered our invites on Zazzle, boarding-pass style, didn’t give the colours a second thought! If I was a guest I really wouldn’t care if they matched your colour theme or not.
Post # 13
I am not planning on having mine match at all, as I haven’t been able to find any style/design that has just wow’d me in colors that are close to what I am doing – a dark blue (close to navy), and then fall reds/oranges. The color I am doing for my invitations is a light blue and has falling petals on it.
Yes, I could change the color from the blue to something else – but it’s a nice blue.
A friend of mine got married last September. Her invitations were black and white. Her wedding was more gray/pink. Another friend just got married on Friday and her invitations were black with some hot pink in them. Her colors were navy/green. So… anything works and no one will remember. I just remember cos I kept a copy to use some wording examples!
Post # 14
I really wouldn’t stress too much. I think that issues like “invitations matching the wedding colors, decor, theme” are only issues on the Bee, haha. I’ve never received a wedding invitation and then gone to a wedding like, “Hey, now, what a minute!!!” if it didn’t match up exactly.
My FI and I have decided that we are going to DIY our invitations. I am designing them myself. They are minimal design and mostly just typography, but definitely do not fit in with our “theme” of the wedding–even the colors are off. And our save the dates don’t really go either. I didn’t want all of uniformity and would have rather just done everything I like.
Post # 15
Mine don’t match at all! Who cares! I think they only thing that matters is that they match somewhat in terms of levels of formality (I.E., if you’re having a formal, evening, black-tie affair, then an invitation that looks hand-drawn isn’t very appropriate!). Colours don’t matter, IMO.