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How Do You Choose Your Wedding Colors?

I like to think that an invitation is the first impression your guests have about your wedding. It should reflect the personality of the couple: modern and edgy, elegant and traditional or anywhere in between. There are really no limitations when you order custom wedding invitations, save-the-dates, programs and menu cards that all carry your wedding’s brand and colors. You can see some color-combination ideas in the Copper Ink Wedding Design Gallery.

It’s really up to the bride which colors she likes! But as a general guideline, if you choose three colors that work well together, think of it in a 60-30-10 rule. You can use this rule for your entire wedding if you wish (dresses with flowers, décor at the reception, invitations with envelopes, etc.) Let’s say your colors are warm stone gray, yellow and silver. Sixty percent of your invitation coloration should be stone, 30 percent should be yellow and then you can highlight your invitations with 10 percent silver. You can do this with any combination of colors, including white.

Some trendy colors right now for wedding invitations:

Purple, light gray and white or ivory

Metallics (bronze, silver, gold, copper, etc.)

Patterns and layers of Vintage colors

Black (and any color) with non-traditional, chunky, bold fonts


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