Post # 1
I’m trying to pick out our RSVPs and Invitations and I’m having a tough time choosing something and this question popped up. Do I actually need to match my mail-out stuff (the RSVPs, Save the Dates, and Invitations) to the color theme for my wedding? Our colors are olive green (Fern at David’s bridal), black, cream and grey. I’ve considered adding a hot color to that to give it pop, like fuschia, but I’m not a big pink kind of person. I’ve seen a lot of cute invitations, but we are trying to limit the amount we spend on them and going through vistaprint or 123print. Or maybe DIY, but I think that might be too labor intensive for 100 invites.
Did you guys match your paper stuff to your colors?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
We matched our STDs 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
@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
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 # 10
Thanks guys! This helps me out a lot. 😀
Post # 11
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
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
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
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.