Post # 1
Hi Bees! As has been discussed many times on here, we all have certain aspects of our weddings that we are unwilling to compromise on, and certain aspects that are just not that important to us. For me, the part I really just don’t care about is the invitations. I love the look of beautiful invites but for me, I just can’t make myself be bothered about them.
I bought some invitations a while back that were on sale for a very, very good price – they are nice, maybe not exactly what I would have had in an ideal world, but nice enough. The only color they had for the invites was a sky blue and cream color combo – my wedding colors are ivory and navy. I wasn’t too fussed about this, but now having shown some of my BMs, the common reacion is “Your invites don’t match your wedding colors! (gasp!)”
Am I out of line here in thinking that invites not matching the wedding colors is not a big deal??
Post # 3
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
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
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
Uh, who cares? That’s what I voted. Your invites can be neon green if you want them to be!
Post # 7
I don’t care about invited either. I always forget what they look like anyways.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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 # 13
Thanks all! I like the idea of tying navy in and may do navy print on the invites to keep it all together. I am glad to hear that so many others think this is a total non-issue; that was my view as well! I honestly never remember what wedding invitations look like – I usually have an initial thought of ‘wow, that’s pretty’ or ‘eh, not a very pretty invite’ but then forget about it as soon as I get the reply card in the mail.
Now I can put this issue to the side and move onto other more important issues!
Post # 14
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.
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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.