(Closed) Are your wedding invitation colors supposed to match your wedding colors?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re going through this right now picking invites!  They don’t have to exactly match in my opinion but similar color scheme/family I think.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Ours match, but it’s a complete accident and I really couldn’t care one way or the other. I don’t think they have to match at all.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think they need to match but they do need to make sense. You don’t want to print out a seashell themed invite on computer paper if you’re having a formal, western themed affair! It’s an extreme example, but you get the idea!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made mine to match my colors… as I searched and couldnt find what I wanted because I was going to buy.

It was a bit of an effort to match them but Im glad I did, will kind of tie it all together. And the printed design is running through the entire wedding 🙂

Other than that, I dont think they have to! Im just a uniformity kind of girl!

Sorry about the pic – turned out to be wierd lighting!

 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@ccranttobe: What lovely invitations! Your colors are so vibrant.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

ours didn’t match, exactly. i think i would have liked them to, but i tried to capture the “feel” of the wedding more i guess. we’re having a garden wedding, and we used paper with pressed flowers for the invites. i couldn’t find pink pressed flowers (pink is our main color), so we had to go with either maroon or yellow flowers on ivory paper. on top of that we put a piece of vellum with all of the writing, where i did add some pink lady bugs, and tied it together with twine. I have a picture of the lady bugs, but not the invite.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

They actually don’t have to match! My aunt has run an invitation store in a pretty posh area of NJ and when I sat down w/ her to do our invites, she said that many people choose not to match them on purpose so the colors of the wedding are a surprise to the guests! I’ve recieved several invitations that didn’t go with the general color scheme, so it’s really just up to you whether you want to match them or not!

Also, most invitation font and backing colors can be customized, so you should be able to get something close to your colors if that’s what you want…

I do agree that the invite should convey the formality of your wedding and the overall feel..

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i’ve read that your invitations should be sort of along the same lines as your entire wedding. your guests should feel they are getting a sneak peak of the kind of wedding you will be throwing by seeing the invites. that’s what i did!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m using the accent colors in our invite, so I guess in some ways it goes with the color scheme, and in another way, there will be an element of surprise (oh who am I kidding, no one will put it all together).  I think you should do what will make you happy and yes, I third or fourth checking etsy out.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wanted them to match since I think they are the first impression a guest typically gets for the wedding.  I got mine from http://www.mygatsby.com and the color the paper was available in sort of dictated the shade of navy we’ve been going for on everything else.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think the colors have to match. It’s not like guests will be bringing the invite to the wedding and sneaking peeks at it to see if the colors are the same as the flowers, bm dresses, etc. I do think that the formality of the invite should match the formality of the event. So if it’s a formal, hotel ballroom event, I personally would find it strange if the invitations were very casual and whimsical.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

They don’t have to match….but it’s a nice way of getting your guests into the mindset and vibe of your theme 🙂 My brother and his wife had a rainbow beach style wedding and incorporated beatiful tie-die ribbon in their invitations, and later had the same ribbon decorating their wedding reception, it was a nice way to tie it all together 🙂

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I am starting to look at mine now and I think I will try to get mine to match. I have also been told to take a full set of my stationary to the room on the morning of the wedding and get the photographer to get photos… 

Post # 29
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Busy bee

In theory, sure.  In practice, go with what you like.  My colors are black, gold, and ivory but I went with a black invitation with white script and copper foil stamped designs.  The gold foil wasn’t bold enough for me and I really liked the design so I said whatevs.

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