Wedding invitations don't match my overall wedding colours?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

likewoah:  +1, I’d go with the invitations.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Newbee

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Get the red ones. No one will notice.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Helper bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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.

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