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How to Choose Your Wedding Invitations Based on Your Color Palette

Here's how to convey your celebration's theme right from the start.

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violet palette butterflies invitations
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Your palette is the starting point for the overall look and feel of your big day—and by playing up shades and design elements on your invites, you'll give guests a thrilling peek at that mood. Ready to push the envelope? These five vibrant suites are here to inspire, no matter your desired wedding theme or style.

 

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With a heavy dose of Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, ornate art deco-inspired designs, and plenty of gold foil, this rich purple Minted suite has a formal, feminine feel, perfect for a dreamy ballroom celebration. This is a good reminder that purples don't have to be sweet; pull the hue into other details of your day—from the décor to the dresses—and you'll see the regal tone it evokes.

rosy palette invites flowers
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Getting married somewhere tropical? A lively pink-and-coppery-orange combo will send guests a dose of warmth ahead of time. This contemporary, type-driven Venamour suite gives you flexibility—it's suitable for a formal or casual occasion. And the blush color softens the otherwise understated design.

vivid yellow palette lemons
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Whether you're headed to a European villa or the southern countryside, vivid yellow and green hues set a cheerful, vintage tone. To maximize the sunny charm of the day, incorporate eyelet or gingham fabrics and silk ribbons in the same color combo. (Bonus points for stripes or polka dots!) Bella Figura designed this suite.

modern nuetral palette invites
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Perhaps you're planning to marry in an ultrastylish space (say, a chic art museum in the city), or maybe you just want simple, gender-neutral invites. Whichever it is, sticking to black and white is an easier way to make your statement. (This Goods Gang suite is the perfect example.) The versatile palette works with just about any venue, and you can add flourishes or pops of color to make it your own.

earth tone palette invites
Photography by: Peter Ardito

Brown isn't an obvious choice for a wedding color, but as an accent with blue and cream, it creates a surprisingly sophisticated palette that's right at home for a garden or nature-focused gathering. Cute woodland prints add whimsy to this Yuling Designs suite, but the calm shades give off definite grown-up vibes.