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

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it’s nice when the invitation gives guests a hint about what to expect in terms of tone, formality, colors, etc  However if you love something that hits some of those but not all, I think it’s fine.  For example if you find a great vintage invitation that’s semi-formal but not in your wedding colors but your wedding is vintage and semi-formal, I’d say go for it.

Post # 18
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You know, I’ve thought about that too! 

My save the dates are totally not going to match my wedding theme lol. I want the STD’s to be fun and carefree.

For my invites, however, I’m not planning to be “matchy” per se, but I want them to set the tone for my wedding. My venue is on a gulf course with a banquet facility. To me, the venue didn’t portray a “black tie affair” more semi-formal. I’ll probably just go with ivory invitations with a vintage feel to them. 

If you want to try to do invitations that match your colors, then I say go for it. 

Post # 19
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They don’t need to match.  Our STD was totally informal, photo magnet. The invitations are white and silver, very traditional.   The wedding party is in Navy with pink flowers and the linens are sage green with white flowers and fushia votive holders as the pop of color, so I wasn’t running with just one color anyway


Post # 20
44 posts

As other commenters stated, your invites don’t have to match your wedding theme.  I’ve seen some really simple but classic invitations that could work well with just about any wedding theme.  Besides, most guests won’t pay too much attention to these fine details unless you have something very unusual or different.  I certainly don’t remember all the little details beyond the first week, lol. 

Post # 21
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used the same color font as bridesmaid dresses: Navy.  However, there won’t be any navy at all at the reception.  I am not a fan of the bridesmaid dresses matching the napkins, etc.

Post # 22
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you aren’t going to match the theme or colors of your wedding, then I’d recommend, especially if you are trying to send a message that it’s a formal, expensive wedding and not just like a backyard BBQ kind of thing, that you go for the traditional.  Technically, the most formal invitation is black ink of ecru or white (ecru for a non-white dress, white for a white dress) in thermography or engraved, but printed it fine.  It might be boring, but it’s classic and sends a clear message. 

I ordered mine (which do match my wedding but are quite formal) from weddingpaperdivas.com.

Post # 23
5166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think they need to match. We chose different colors for our invites.

Post # 24
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ours match, but I wouldn’t care if I recieved ones that didn’t.

Post # 25
389 posts
Helper bee

they dont have to match your colors, but they need to match your event….they need to set a tone so people will know before walking in if it’s going to be super fancy black tie or extremely backyard casual.

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