Post # 1
So, we won’t be sending invitations for a LONG time because of our late 2013 date, but of course that doesn’t stop me from looking. I was browsing etsy last night and came across the most perfect invitations for us:
Anyone who’s a Friends (tv show) fan will probably remember the episode where Rachel and Ross get together, and Phoebe calls Ross Rachel’s lobster. Well, when Fiance and I started dating 4 years ago my best friend said the same thing and the nickname stuck. I call him Lobster and we collect little lobster-related things. So these invites are perfect!
I don’t plan on incorporating lobsters into our general wedding theme, but I can’t resist these invites. Our colour scheme so far is dark purple, lavender and gold with accents of champagne and chocolate brown. Do you think it would look too weird to use gold/purple for everything but the lobsters on these invites and keep them red?
Post # 3
Do the lobsters have to be red? What if you made them gold or champagne or one of your accent colors and that was the only thing on the invite in that color so they blend with the invite but don’t stick out too much? Just a suggestion, but I think the shape of the lobster would be enough, especially if you don’t want it to be your “theme”
Post # 4
@browner3: True, it might be too jarring to keep the lobsters red. Maybe I’ll request a few mock-ups from the artist so I can post them here and do a poll?
Post # 5
Are you serving lobster at the wedding? If not, I would be pretty disappointed when dinner was served.
Post # 6
@MissCalifornia: I think these are fun! I love them!
Post # 7
The invitations don’t need to match the colors you use elsewhere. They just have to convey the level of formality for your event (and of course where it is and stuff like that!) Nobody will be scoping out your wedding for splashes of red and tisk tisking “they had red lobsters in their invites but no red in the reception hall decor!” You will be the only one that notices. It is amazing as the day gets closer, the less important details tend to fall away and even YOU may forget all about it by the time the wedding comes!
With your Fiance being your lobster it’s too cute a connection to pass up. THOSE are the details to pay attention to, the little things that are so you 🙂
Post # 8
i can see the purple working well, but gold??
There is a invitations giveaway on greys with something similar 🙂 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/3-resources/stationery-resources/vintage-invites-giveaway/