(Closed) Do invitations have to match…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Invites don’t HAVE to match your weddign colors, but I think that’s the route people try to go if they want their wedding to have an overall cohesiveness, or don’t want their colors on the day of the wedding to seem "random".  However, there’s no "right" answer.  My advice is pick the invites you love, and that set the tone for the kind of wedding you want to have, whether they are the right colors or not.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think I read that invites should set the "tone" of your wedding.  So if your reception is really formal, send a formal looking invite rather than a crafty-home made looking type one.  I guess I agree with this, which is a shame because I love the formal looking ones but that’s so not the tone of our wedding.

I can tell you for sure the colours I pick are likely *not* going to match the reception.  I love bright pinks and purples and will likely use them for the "fun" invites – but the wedding is in natural browns, cream and greens.

So I’m in the same boat you are.  There are a lot of ones I like but they don’t "match" our wedding.  I agree with Katie, pick what you love and that’s all that really matters. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Perhaps you can go with a color palette rather and specific colors. That way things will look right without everything matching exactly. That’ll also ease the frustration of finding all your wedding related items in that right shade of blue or that hue of brown and just go with a theme palette instead. Have fun picking your stationary!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
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  • 9 years ago

I having the same problem…we want them typical Chinese which is red & gold…but our colors for the reception/flowers/favors are hot pink/light pink/white….

I was thinking to add red with flowers but i’m still undecided.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t think that they have to match necessarily.  THey could be complimentary colors, or set the feel for your weddng.  I wouldn’t want to have polka dots or some such fun design if the feel of my wedding was more formal just because they matched my colors.  I think the feel is more important than the color.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s your wedding and you can do whatever you want.  Just because some people want to extend their color theme down to the last detail, doesn’t mean you have to.  I seriously doubt anyone will be comparing your invitation colors to your wedding theme?  What about people that choose all white invites?  Do what makes you happy.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think you should just pick the invitations you like the most, regardless of the color.  Through-out my planning I’ve realized there are so many things you’re "supposed" to do, that it starts to get really annoying.  Do whatever you want it’s your wedding!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Honestly yes the wierd wedding gods say it should match but it really doesnt matter.  Because let’s face it people get your invites 8-12 weeks before the wedding so chances are by the time they get to your wedding they arent going to remember that "hey the invite had sage green print but the colors are all in reds and oranges."  Go with what you like because if you dont you will regret it.  I would agree that if the wedding is fairly formal you shouldnt be sending out stuff that looks like you are inviting them to a backyard BBQ but othewise I think just use your own judgement.

Good Luck!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t think it has to necessarily match. I’m going with a basic ivory/cream with a nice border or some sort of celtic knot border.  Maybe I will print the ink in a blue or green (which are colors in wedding).  Pick the kind you like! 😉

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

P.S. ( I think sometimes it is easy to go overboard with themes and colors….for instance the tiffany blue theme is nice, but sometimes can be a bit much when everything is like that, but that is just my opinion. So maybe its good that your invitations don’t match the theme/colors to a tee.)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We fell in love with invitations that did not match our colors (which were initially pink, lavender, and silver).  However, we could get our invitations in cranberry, and with a plum colored ink.  So we just changed our colors around a bit – added plum and cranberry accents, which ended up looking really great.  Maybe if the invitations you like don’t come in your colors, but come in some colors that sort of go with your colors, you can do the same kind of thing. 

And in the end – remember that nobody walks into the wedding with the invitation in their hand.  It’s likely that the only time you’ll see the invitation right next to all your other wedding things will be in your memory/photo album.  However, I’m glad we did change our colors a little, as it allowed us to use some of the camera-ready art from the invitations for things like direction signs, which was not only handy but really slick looking as well.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had this same issue. Our colors are going to be watermelon pink, black and white. We are going to do a small backyard ceremony at my Father-In-Law home for our families and a larger reception for everyone else.   I found invites at Michael’s on the clearance isle for $10/ box.  There were 40 sets in each box.  They weren’t even close to our colors.  They were ivory with a green leaf on them.  They were very cute invites though!  And the price was perfect!  I just figured that our friends and family are not the kind of people that would think bad if our invitations didnt match our wedding colors.  I just couldnt pass up that great of a deal.  We have all the invites we need for only $30!!  That really cleared up a pretty big chunk of our budget for other things. 

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