(Closed) Unlucky wedding colors?

posted 10 years ago in South East Asian
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Is it possible to change the color of the invitation to something that is still in keeping with your same color scheme? I wonder if you went with a muted version of the tangerine you’re using? That would be beautiful.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Could you make the bulk of the invitation orange (like your pocketfolds, if you are using them, main backing panel, etc.) with blue accents (printing, ribbon, etc.)? Maybe check with your Future Mother-In-Law about whether it’s ok that the accents are blue, but the bulk of it is not. (If you care that much about observing the tradition). Deciding on colors was such a big deal for me, not to mention the hassle and cost of having to change bm dresses, etc., it would be really hard for me to change.

On the other hand, there’s also something to be said about invitations not having to be totally matchy-matchy with your theme. If you send out a neutral kind of invitation, you can still keep your color theme for the main event. Paper and stationery are really important to me and other paper-loving/detail oriented/bride-to-be types, but I think a lot of guests don’t really give it much thought.   Good luck! 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007

In Chinese tradition, blue and white are used for funerals. That is probably why your Future Mother-In-Law is making a fuss about it. 

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I haven’t heard of that Taiwanese tradition, but in my culture (Cambodian)  there can’t be any green since green means infidelity so Although I’m not superstitious , I had to change my colors since I didn’t want those who believed in it to assume my marriage will be doomed.  I agree with mrsrothberg on using the orange.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

Man, that’s quite the predicament.  I’ve never heard of that before.  Are your invitations already done?  What if most of the invitation focused on orange?  My colors are coral and tiffany blue.  All my inserts are shades of orange tied together with teal ribbon but my envelopes are tiffany blue, I hope no one I send it knows of this. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

Haha our invites were blue and white but luckily no one in my husband’s Cantonese family objected (or at least they didn’t say anything)  I agree with the other suggestions just to try to make it a little LESS blue to try to appease people but not mess with your color scheme too much.  Good luck!!!

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