(Closed) Match the Colors?

posted 11 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think people would notice, but it does make things more unified. 

Thinking of the recent weddings I have attended, I cannot say for certain whether or not the invites matched.  They probably did. 

Consider that you might want to have a scrapbook in the end, and have a sample of all of your paper stuff, and if it doesn’t match it may look off.  

Post # 4
3467 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think they “have” to. I’ve heard of brides do invites completely opposite of they’re projected themes.

Ours matched but that’s cause we wanted them to.

I say do what you like =)

Maybe in your design you could add a design in those color(s) to them?.. or even the color of the print?

Post # 5
3786 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ours matched but they definitely don’t have to. Is there an ivory option for the invitations that you’re looking at? I think that it would coordinate well with your colors!

Post # 6
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


I agree with the above posters. I don’t think anything about the invite has to match. I think it’s more improtant to have the overall feeling of the invites match the feeling of the wedding/reception. For example: I wouldn’t send out something super formal with fancy designs and muted colors if the theme of my wedding was going to be a luau. 

Nobody is going to bring the invitation, hold it up to a table cloth and call you out for the colors not matching.

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

“Traditionally” you’re not even supposed to use colors AT ALL on your invitation. It was considered a major tacky-fest if you did. Plain white or ivory/ecru, that’s it. Nowadays we have more options but it’s still FINE to not do the “wedding colors” thing. Do not let the matchy-matchy police tell you otherwise!


Post # 8
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think you have to match the colors. I know a lot of people do because it’s sort of the first peek people get at what your wedding will be like, so if you can reflect your colors and/or theme, it’s kind of cool. I plan on using my colors on my invites.

Post # 9
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not.  I would never find the green I am using.   I went with a classic white with silver.

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