(Closed) GASP! My invitations don’t match my wedding colors! Total faux pas?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do invitations need to match the wedding colors?
    Yes! Go out and look for invitations in your colors of navy and ivory : (15 votes)
    8 %
    No, a mix and match of colors is fine : (47 votes)
    26 %
    Who cares? No one cares if the invitations match the wedding colors : (116 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Well, let’s get something straight here. A “faux pas” is a breach of etiquette or manners or custom. Now, some could say the invitation matching your wedding colors is a custom, but “custom” in terms of faux pas is like reaching across the table with your fork and digging into the turkey before grace or something–invitation colors rank really low on the “custom-breach faux pas” totem pole.

    The other thing is, to be really honest about it, your guests will not make a connection between your skyblue wedding invitations and the navy bridesmaid dresses. They just won’t. I hate to say it, but they don’t care that much. Now, if your invites were fuschia and orange and then your wedding was white and navy about half (mostly the women) would think, “Hmmm…” But sky blue and then navy? Not a big deal. And if someone does actually get to your wedding and says, “Wait a minute. But the invites were SKY blue, not NAVY blue!!” I might look at them funny and wonder what they do on Saturday nights.

    So I’m obviously on the side of “if you don’t care, then let it ride.” And I am an invitation-crazy bride.

    Post # 4
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    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think you should go with invitations that you want…no one is going to make that connection that they dont match. and if they do…who cares! i wouldnt worry about it and just go for it with what you have.

    Post # 5
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Invitations set the tone for your wedding. They do not have to be the same colors as your wedding; however, they should reflect the style of your wedding.

    Post # 6
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Uh, who cares? That’s what I voted. Your invites can be neon green if you want them to be!

    Post # 7
    Member
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t care about invited either. I always forget what they look like anyways.

    Post # 8
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    It doesn’t matter. If you really want to, you could add a navy embellishment, like a ribbon or some kind of seal or sticker or something.

    Post # 9
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m in the boat of those who don’t care about stuff like that. I’ve been hard pressed to remember invites and colors of wedding stuff. Do you lady. I’m sure your invites rock either way.

    Post # 10
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    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m a detail oriented person, and I love weddings and I love scrapbooking, soI would be in the small percentage of people who would notice the sky blue and navy distinction, but I don’t think that it would be too shocking.  Because navy and sky blue are still in the blue category.  I think I would think it was weird if you had lemon yellow or lime green invitations but no yellow or green at the wedding.  However I do think that it’s a concern when your friends are commenting that the invitation doesn’t match the details they know about and can see…it sounds like there may be some other details that strike them as outside the theme or colors…   People will be looking at and keeping your invitations up into the day of your wedding, and some friends and family will keep your invitation with your wedding photos…so they will notice if a detail is completely outside the box!  Think about the look… if it’s just another shade of blue… it’s not really a big deal… if it’s another issue… you may need to think about looking for something else!

    Post # 11
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think anyone will notice.  BUT one thing I can suggest is that you COULD tie in the navy blue if it is in the same color family as the sky blue (sounds like it should be, but without seeing it I can’t say for sure of course).  You could add navy embellishments like a belly band or bow or just anything you like in navy that you could stick or glue on.

    BUT!  That suggestion aside, I really really really doubt that anyone not involved (meaning you and your bridal party) will notice.

    Post # 12
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    11 posts
    Newbee

    Don’t worry. My invites were COMPLETELY different colors than my wedding colors. We had planned our wedding in 4 months and sent out the invitations before we even decided on the colors. The invites were strickly black and white with black flourish. Our colors ended up being orange and a royal blue with some aqua accents. So the wedding ended up being bright and colorful instead of a black/white affair and nobody cared. =)

    Post # 14
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    It would bug me (but not as a guest — as a bride). If it doesn’t bug you, don’t worry about it! : D If you really really want, find some navy ribbon or navy envelopes or liners or something. Bah.

    Post # 16
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    There’s certainly no issue with that.  Some people that take their cue of what to wear from an invite might avoid sky blue to mitigate the risk of matching the bridesmaids, but that’s the “worst” that will happen. 

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