(Closed) What has to match invitation, and how?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

you don’t have to match the invitation… who brings them to the wedding anyway, let alone to cocktail hour…..


Post # 4
99 posts
Worker bee

OMG definitely not…

I wouldn’t worry about it at all. Just start using your new navy, lime and teal color combo. Guest most likely won’t even remember what color your invites were!

Hey have you thought of using Peacock feathers? They would go great with your color combo!!!

Post # 5
1 posts


As far as I know, there aren’t any "rules" other than "choose what you like."

My invitations were like yours–very traditional-styled. I had a white card with a pearl scroll border and black ink…my wedding colors are red and gold. I doubt anyone will notice that your invitation color is different from those shown in your wedding.

As a side note, don’t let your mum tell you what to do! I argued with mine through the entire process of planning my wedding because she thought her way was the ‘right’ way. YOU’RE the one getting married!

Best of luck.

Post # 7
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think that with a reasonably neutral invitation (cream is pretty standard) you can do whatever you want.  We picked both our Save-The-Date Cards and our invitations independent of our colors, and they don’t match each other.  Our colors are pink and lavender with accents of red; our invitations are cream and gold, and our Save-The-Date Cards were red.  My mom also was pretty nervous about my haphazard approach to color matching, although I don’t remember any complaining about the invitations.  I think she is just happy I got them ordered and that they are pretty neutral looking (she uses the word "outlandish" a lot lately). 

Post # 9
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

OMG – I got engaged on 9/22.  We were looking at late May or early June dates but couldn’t get the venue so moved it back to mid-July.  I am soooo glad for the extra time.

In the interim, FI’s son graduates from high school AND has major surgery in June, and Fiance and his two kids move into my house in May.  Then after the wedding we catch our breath and send his son off to college in August.  I figure my head will be spinning so fast that I won’t remember half of it.

Look at it this way – at least you and I won’t have time to second guess ourselves and buy more than one dress or replace all our vendors.  I’m sure everything will turn out just beautiful for you.  (That’s all your mom wants, after all.  I keep repeating that to myself.)

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