(Closed) Are you supposed to match your invitations with your wedding colors?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

My wedding colors are green, gold and brown, the wedding ceremony colors are black white and green though and our invites are brown gold and ivory. They don’t really match but they flow well with the theme. I don’t think they need to match personally. =)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Generally your invites are going to set the tone for your wedding along with let your guests get an idea of what to expect. Formality, dress, tone, colors, theme, etc

They definitely don’t have to match if you don’t want them too (I’m sure there have been brides here that invites different than their weddings), but I know for us personally we wanted to portray our theme throughout so guests knew what was up.

You should be able to easily do something with atleast the colors you’re using or specific fonts to set formality & then the rest of simplicity/extravagance is up to you.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree that the invitation sets the tone for what to expect at the actual wedding. If I received a very lush looking invitation with all the formalities, then I’d expect a very formal, black tie affair. Likewise, if I received a DIY, I’d expect a more casual, dare I say ‘less stuffy’, even budget friendly wedding. The colors don’t necessarily have to match, but the invite itself should be true to the feeling that you’re trying to acheive with the wedding.

My colors were green, blue, champagne and orange. My invites were ivory. No color at all.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think the invites should match. But I’m also a match matchy type of person. But I also am careful to look at the colour of the invites and not dress in that colours so I don’t show up in the same colour as the bridesmaids. So if your invites didn’t match your colour, that would throw me off! ha ha.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We matched our Save-The-Date Cards to our wedding colors because we’re compulsive like that, but I don’t think it’s necessary to match all of the wedding stationery.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Natasliah:  Our Save the Dates didn’t match our colors or formality at all, since we had fun with it. Your invites definitely should though.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our save the dates and invites have a beach theme water and sand etc. Our colours are Purple Yellow and Ivory So totally not the same!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ordered my invites and replys from 123 print and LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  My colors are navy, light blue and yellow….my theme is rustic elegance and my invites match my theme and not my color. IMO I don’t think it matters if they match your colors…I bought 100 invites and when you consider your time and the cost of ink cartridges I think 123print was just as cost effective!  Here is my invite for reference….

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

No, the wedding colors definitely don’t have to match the invite color!  But as PPs said I think the invites will set the tone for the wedding.  My invites are ivory and champagne (champagne is one of my accent colors though) and are fairly formal, and our wedding is black tie optional.  Your reception can have all of your ‘wedding’ colors.  My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are pink, so are our napkins and table names, and some centerpieces.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I kind of have no intention of matching our invites to our wedding colours, actually, unless it’s coincidental!  I will get something that looks nice, portrays the formality of our event, and fits our budget.  I was kind of thinking of getting black and white invites but our colours are blue and white.  I can honestly say this is not the sort of thing I would ever think to notice.

Post # 14
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Newbee

I don’t think they have to match.

When I created m save the date cards (and therefore invites, order of service etc), I was still very unsure on what my theme colours would be. So I chose very neutral invites – ivory – because I knew that would still be wedding appropriate.

My colours ended up being black, white and a hint of green, so not at all ivory like invitations but because they are neutral, they don’t seem to clash.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I vote yes 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I also vote yes! 

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