Post # 1
My invitation is cream with black writing, very traditional . . . but my wedding colors are navy, teal and lime green. I want to order these cocktail napkins in the wedding colors, but my mom said they should match the invitation? Am I stuck making everything cream and white now? Are there rules on this kind of thing?
Post # 3
you don’t have to match the invitation… who brings them to the wedding anyway, let alone to cocktail hour…..
Post # 4
OMG definitely not…
I wouldn’t worry about it at all. Just start using your new navy, lime and teal color combo. Guest most likely won’t even remember what color your invites were!
Hey have you thought of using Peacock feathers? They would go great with your color combo!!!
Post # 5
As far as I know, there aren’t any "rules" other than "choose what you like."
My invitations were like yours–very traditional-styled. I had a white card with a pearl scroll border and black ink…my wedding colors are red and gold. I doubt anyone will notice that your invitation color is different from those shown in your wedding.
As a side note, don’t let your mum tell you what to do! I argued with mine through the entire process of planning my wedding because she thought her way was the ‘right’ way. YOU’RE the one getting married!
Best of luck.
Post # 6
Lissy, I think our moms are related. She has driven me nuts with what is "correct", "right", "in style", etc. . . . meanwhile the last time she did this was like 7 years ago w/my sister. Plus I’m 36, when was the last time my parents were involved in anything I did??
Thanks for the help . . . she has me stressing over things that I love!
Post # 7
I think that with a reasonably neutral invitation (cream is pretty standard) you can do whatever you want. We picked both our STDs and our invitations independent of our colors, and they don’t match each other. Our colors are pink and lavender with accents of red; our invitations are cream and gold, and our STDs were red. My mom also was pretty nervous about my haphazard approach to color matching, although I don’t remember any complaining about the invitations. I think she is just happy I got them ordered and that they are pretty neutral looking (she uses the word "outlandish" a lot lately).
Post # 8
It’s so hard at the point of the invitation to really know how the colors are going to come out . . . I didn’t really know until we did the bridesmaids’ dresses and I saw that the only color I liked in that fabric was navy. By that time I was done with the invitation.
I only got engaged on 9/29, and my wedding is 5/25 – and I’m also selling my apartment, quitting my job and moving all in that span of time – hoping that that all isn’t reflected in the details of the day!
It sucks that you only get to do this once (I mean, if you’re lucky you only get to do it once!).
Post # 9
OMG – I got engaged on 9/22. We were looking at late May or early June dates but couldn’t get the venue so moved it back to mid-July. I am soooo glad for the extra time.
In the interim, FI’s son graduates from high school AND has major surgery in June, and FI and his two kids move into my house in May. Then after the wedding we catch our breath and send his son off to college in August. I figure my head will be spinning so fast that I won’t remember half of it.
Look at it this way – at least you and I won’t have time to second guess ourselves and buy more than one dress or replace all our vendors. I’m sure everything will turn out just beautiful for you. (That’s all your mom wants, after all. I keep repeating that to myself.)