Post # 1
So last night Mr. FF and I came up with our new wedding colors and we also did a mock up of our invitations. Lets just say they didn’t go over good with friends. We chose Lime green, Pink, and a dark blue.
Everyone hates the lime green, and the invitations. It really hurt my feelings. But should we think about changing them or should we just say screw you. Here are some pictures. Not the best but you will get an idea. They were our first really rough just so we can get an idea draft. The white paper will of course be printed on the blue.
Please be honest. Our wedding is on the beach in May very relaxed and fun.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I actually really like the colors together, but I’d probalby do more pink-blue with just splashes of the lime. Your mockup (please don’t take offense) really looks like a mockup… maybe that’s what the friends took issue with? I took like 3 minutes the other night and made a VERY ROUGH mockup of a wedding announcement and the Mister was NOT quite convinced. I had to repeat "look at the overall design, not the crooked cuts, cheap copier paper and scotch tape!!" 😉
Post # 4
I like the colors, but from what I can make out in the photo (the second one is too small to really see) with all the different sheets and seams and stuff they don’t look that great. However, you said it’s just a rough draft which might explain the uneven bits and seams.
I can’t tell from the picture, are they supposed to be pocket folds?
Perhaps you could make a pocket fold and have each sheet of paper inside be a different color? Also- keep in mind that black ink on blue paper can be really hard to read.
Post # 5
do you mean the text will be printed on the blue?? my concern is if it will be legible…
Post # 6
I have to agree with maryjane. But my point of view is that it doesn’t matter what other people think about it besides you and your hubby-to-be. There will always be someone that doesn’t like every aspect of your wedding. I say work it out and make sure that you love it!
Post # 7
I like your color choices, but I think I would go with a darker blue, almost navy as well have your base color be blue and have the pink and lime green act as accent colors. To me, it gives off a very preppy feel. I could see using a grosgrain ribbon in your colors for a belly band.
Post # 8
I really like the colors too FPG! I agree with elle though about maybe going a bit darker with the blue. I really like how the blue & pink look with the lime green, and I think they’ll be perfect for your beach wedding.
Post # 9
Maybe if the lime green wasn’t so "neon" and more subtle people wouldn’t have an issue? I like the idea, and what matters is your opinion.
Post # 10
I second what Elle said, maybe if you try more of a navy they colors will complement each other more. Navy and lime really pop together.
Post # 11
I totally agree with maryjane. I don’t hate the lime green (as a color, I think it’s awesome), but the three colors together don’t strike me as exactly right they way you have them configured. Here’s how I would reconfigure them: Blue on the outside, lime on the inside as a small border color, and pink as the main inside page on which you’ll put your text, which will be easier to read on pink than dark blue.
But at the end of the day, what matters is that you like your invites! I think you have a great start though.
Post # 12
If my family had their way my invites would be printed on beer cans. It’s your vision for your wedding, stick with your gut! I like the blue and the green!! I get where you’re going with it.
Post # 13
Everyone has made great suggestions – I think your ideas for the colors are very fun, the shades of the colors just need to be tweaked. Perhaps a darker blue, subtler lime and pink, and a more clean cut mock-up will help others see your vision better.
Have you shown them to your parents? If not, I’d maybe try a new version of the mockup and then show that one to a fresh set of eyes and gauge their reaction. If your friends are expecting a vanilla colored invite with black printing, then this definitely might have just thrown them for a loop!
Post # 14
Go with whatever you like – why should it matter what your friends think? Your invitations are about expressing your own aesthetic (and, of course, conveying important info about your wedding). They are no standards for what invitations have to be.
Post # 15
I agree, it’s not quite doing it for me.
Feel free to PM me if you want some help – BUT you do have 1year+ so you may want to wait to order invitations a while, I know my colors changed A LOT between the 1 year mark and the 6 month mark!!
Post # 16
I think Miss Mary Jane is on to something with your friends thinking your mock-up is not very cute, and they are not considering that the invitations are going to look a lot more professional.
Also, please don’t take offense, but I would switch your colors up a little if it were me. I would either do a darker blue to contrast the pink better, or actually I love the idea of a richer green color with those fun, popping shades of pink and blue.
If you’re printing directly on the blue, could you do white printing? I think that would look really pretty!