Are your wedding invitation colors supposed to match your wedding colors?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My opinion is that the invites do not have to match the color scheme.  I think people get too carried away with making everything so matchy-matchy.  I think it’s nice to have an invite that goes with the overall feel of your wedding, but there’s no reason everything has to be the same color.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ideally yes, you can always go through Etsy and have the designer make them to your specs including color.

Honestly though I don’t think I’d notice if the colors in your invites were different than the wedding ;o) 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

No they don’t have to be in the same colors but the invites do give people an idea of what to expect at the wedding. For instance if you have a formal wedding then the heavier the paper, the font, wording etc will tell people that it is a formal affair. 

You might go on to Etsy and see if you can find someone to design the invites for you in your colors.  Some have standard invites that they can change the colors and not charge you for the artwork.  Then some etsy sellers can create something custom for a set-up fee.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If I were you, I’d try etsy and then find someone who will change the colors of whatever invite you like to be your colors! They don’t have to match exactly, but in the same “color family” is generally regarded as good.

These were my invites for the wedding I originally planned, before i date changed… I had two examples of things I was thinking of..

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EDIT: my colors were green black and white for that one… but i chose gray for the second set just to set it off a little! So not totally matchy-matchy

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

generally all the invitations ive seen have included wedding colors and or a certain design used in the wedding. since i couldn’t find any invitations that went along with what i wanted or were too high in cost ive decided to make my own…still in the process of getting them figured out. there are quite a few different styles in the diy section of this website for invitations…have you checked them out?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think its nice when the invites reflect the other elements in your wedding..whether that is a color, a motif, or just “the feel”…but not necessarily ALL at the same time.  

I don’t think they have to be “matchy matchy” but just need to “make sense” together. Laughing

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

lol….i forgot to put in my post that i dont think the colors have to match exactly and that i agree with laboroflove…the same color family is perfectly ok

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I dont think they have to be in the same colors but if you can have it relate to the colors or theme its a great touch!  We did a chocolate brown/teal wedding with starfish/beachy stuff and had invitations made to match.  The colors werent exact but they turned out great!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

They can match if you want but they don’t have to. Your guests won’t notice or care if they are different colors.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Mine are similar to our wedding colours, but that’s more because I love the colours (pink, grey/silver and ivory). However, chances are your guests aren’t going to bring the invitations to the wedding to compare (or maybe even remember what they looked like…). I think if its causing you that much of a struggle, its not worth being matchy-matchy.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i think they should match… i matched mine…. but thats just me

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t think they have to match! It’s your wedding and your invitations and you can do whatever you want 🙂 I think the main reason most invites match the colors is to consistent.

My bridesmaids are wear yellow dresses, but our invites and most of our stationery have green as the main color. Yellow is a hard color to put on paper. But green is an accent color in our wedding.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think they should be in the same color family, but they don’t have to match exactly.  My colors are dark grey and pink, and my invites were on cream colored-stock with black text and pink accents.  

Etsy is a great resource.  I used hello lucky and they were fab – all of the text colors were customizable.

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