Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. How to Pick the Wedding Colors Best Suited for You.

When we think of weddings, we think of white. White dress, white flower petals, and white tablecloths. While white is traditional, classic, and a beautiful reflection of true love and purity, weddings, like life, should be experienced in color. If you’re feeling the pressure to have a traditional white wedding, but deep down you are craving color, then answer the call of the color wheel.

In an article written for Bridal Guide, celebrity wedding planner (andCustom wedding invitations one of our favorites to work with!) David Tutera (@DavidTutera) explains “Color is actually an extension of you, as a bride, and the hues you choose will affect everything — from the ink and paper choices of your invitations to your bridesmaids’ dresses to your bouquets and floral centerpieces to your tablecloths, your specialty cocktails and even your favors.” We couldn’t agree more (especially about the invites!). One of the first conversations we have with brides is about their wedding color themes. Our goal is to reflect the nuances of a bride’s color pallet in her custom invitations. To help you choose the colors that will reflect the essence of your wedding, keep the following tips in mind:

Consider the Atmosphere of your Venue

Hosting a beach wedding on the Jersey Shore? Consider shades of ocean blue, sea foam green, pewter gray, and sunny yellow. Planning a rustic barn wedding? Think natural wood beige, mint green, and sunflower yellow. Going vintage at the elegant Ramsey Country Club? Think champagne, blush, rose, and sage green. Your colors should fit the setting. If a location speaks to you, draw inspiration from the surrounding colors.

Think Seasonally

There is a reason why we are drawn to dark colors in the winter and light colors in the summer. Dark colors make us feel safe, enveloped, and warm. Light colors feel breezy, effervescent, and light. For your winter wedding, consider the comfort of deep burgundy, navy, and eggplant. For your spring wedding, consider a pallet that promises new life and the reawakening of nature, like clover green, robin’s egg blue, and daffodil yellow. If you’re getting married in the summer, keep your guests feeling cool in taupe, sky blue, and lilac. If your big day is planned for the autumn, choose colors that feel like they are still holding on to the last remnants of summer heat. Choose bunt orange, coffee brown, and royal blue.

Remember the Dress

pink wedding dress choose your wedding colors New Jersey
Photo Credit: Brides.com

According to premiere celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, it’s okay to break from traditional white wedding rules when it comes to your wedding dress too. In an interview with Los Angeles Racked, Oren states: “Gone are the days where you have to stick to basic white, cream or ivory for your wedding wear. Choose a color that more suits your personality. Blush, coral or a soft peach gown breaks the traditional white-dress-only mold and offers a great start to a more unique day.” Get inspired by this pink wedding dress by Isaac Mizrahi featured on Brides.com (photo credit: Brides.com)

Draw inspiration from celebrities.

Celebrities are often on the cutting edge of the latest trends. They are style visionaries, rule-breakers, and fashion muses. Find inspiration in their wedding color schemes. We adored the color pallet chosen by Dancing With the Stars Pro Lindsay Arnold Cusick (@lindsayarnold). When we designed her wedding invitations, we used blush pink, champagne, and ivory. (Photo Credit: Anna Hurt Photography)

Lindsay Cusick Wedding
Photo Credit: Jessica Janae Photography

 

Lindsay Cusick Wedding RSVP to me
Photo Credit: Anna Hurt Photography

For those who want to follow what’s trendy, there are two colors of the year for 2016 – a first ! Imagine yourself walking down the aisle surrounded by rose quartz and serenity.

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For more wedding color inspiration, check out the Perfect Pallette. Pick one color swatch you feel drawn to, and the site will provide you with a photo gallery of inspiring wedding imagery that reflects your chosen color.

Whatever you choose, make sure your color pallet resonates with you. When you see your wedding color theme reflected in your invitations, flowers, and place settings, it should feel as perfectly you as the man standing beside you.

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Wedding Day Stationery 101

You finally selected and committed to your wedding invitations, and while you can certainly cross this task off your wedding to-do list, you’re not out of the clear just yet! Although you ordered the most important piece of paperie, there’s additional stationery products you need to purchase for your wedding day. Not sure what additional paper items you might need? Here’s the 411 on what wedding day stationery you should keep on your radar. Talk to your invitation designer about creating a wedding day suite to ensure all of your wedding day stationery essentials coordinates with your theme, color scheme, and of course wedding invitations.

Custom pocket fold invitations in orange & beige, with gorgeous paisley patterned background

Ceremony Programs provide usefully information that your guests will appreciate. Most often programs are made in a booklet form, however, couple’s have been showing a creative side by requesting fans. (etc.) Be sure to include information pertaining to the wedding ceremony such as the names of those in the bridal party, order of events, and titles of the readings. Some couple’s also like to include a note of appreciation for family and friends being a part of their lives.

 custom “stacked” ceremony program, complete with pocket for a tissue for those “tears of joy”! (these programs designed especially for Aime & David, as seen on ‘My Fair Wedding’ with David Tutera – the “Wizard of Oz” episode, WEtv)


Escort Cards direct guests to the table at which they will be seated at during the reception.

Custom purple, lime green and ivory escort cards, embellished with flowers, pearls and a ‘frame’ front panel

Reception tables are appropriately marked by Table Numbers  or Table Cards. You can mark your tables with numbers, phrases, locations that may have special meaning, or songs. This can be an ice breaker for guests who may not know others at the table.

this couple opted to name their table cards based on locations that were significant to them – i.e. city/state they met, got engaged, etc.



Menu Cards inform guests what they will be eating during the reception, including the choices for the main entree.

Custom aqua and fuchsia menu card embellished with a starfish; perfect for a summer/beach celebration!

Thank your guests for being a part of your special day and incorporate custom Favor Tags onto your wedding favors. You can include any saying like “Love is Sweet” or the couple’s names and wedding date.

Custom Love is Sweet favor tags

Don’t forget to thank your guests for not only their generous gifts but for being a part of your special day with custom Thank You Cards.

Custom thank you cards with a love bird motif to enhance this couple’s beautiful wedding portrait.


Whether you’re hosting a black tie affair or a relaxed soiree, your stationery is an important part of your event. Wedding day stationery that’s consistent will tie your event together and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

(all photos by Anna Hurt Photography)

‘RSVP to me’ attends the ‘My Fair Wedding’ Season Premier Party with David Tutera!

Ok, so it’s been a LONG time since our last post…we’ve certainly been busy – between new client orders, showcases, photo shoots for magazine articles, two more ‘My Fair Wedding’ episodes…. you name it, we’re doing it!

But THIS particular blog post is LONG overdue! If you follow us on Facebook, you probably already know that we had the distinct honor of being invited to the ‘My Fair Wedding’ Season Premier Party with David Tutera back in October of 2011. ‘RSVP to me’ provided the wedding day stationery/printed materials for three episodes of WEtv’s MFW so far, and we were extremely excited to be invited as VIP guests to this fabulous bash! My husband and I managed to squeeze two days out of our very full schedules to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

We flew out to Los Angeles and checked in at the gorgeous Millenium Biltmore Hotel – a TRUE old-style Hollywood hotel! Glamour, grandeur, and old-world architecture are just SOME of the ways to describe this amazing hotel. Take a look for yourself (photos courtesy of ‘Travels with Two’ blog).

The afternoon of the Premier Party, my husband and I decided to pamper ourselves a bit at the Neihule Salon. While he relaxed at the Spa Bar with some refreshments and iPad service, I was pampered by the amazing staff at Neihule getting my hair and make-up done for our big night out!

Then it was time for the party….held at the beautiful Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Los Angeles – a historical landmark, and the site for many movies, commercials and TV sets. As we entered the foyer via the “vendor/VIP” line, we were greeted by two human red carpets – yes, HUMAN – draping down from atop a beautiful, wide stair case.

When we reached the top of the staircase, we were greeted by “brides” wearing the latest fashions from David’s new wedding gown collection, Mon Cheri Bridals. We even got the photo-op in!

We then entered and were seated in a huge ballroom, with all the guests & vendors anxiously awaiting David’s arrival, as well as the Premier Screening of the first episode of MFW’s Season 5.

We were even treated to the amazing vocals of Frenchie Davis, the former American Idol contestant and Broadway Star.

As David entered, he was greeted with huge cheers. And as he spoke to the crowd, I was reminded of his sheer genuineness – a quality that stood out to me when I first met David, back in New Jersey. His love for his work & his family were also obvious, as he warmly spoke of his brides from Season 5, and then introduced his parents and his partner seated in the audience.

After we watched the screening of the “Make-a-Wish” Bride episode…(did you SEE that one?!! what a tearjerker!!), we were ushered into a ballroom, where we were greeted with delicious hors d’ouvres, fabulous music, and contagious dancing! When David made his way into the room, I was able to catch his ear for a few seconds before he was whisked away by his busy staff members – but not before he hugged me and thanked me for flying out all that way, and for my “amazing work”!! Silly me…I had the camera in my hands the whole time, and forgot to give it to my husband! So, no pics of the “encounter”! In any case, my husband and I enjoyed our time at the party; met some great new people; and got to chat with the girls from David’s staff that I deal with when I am doing the episodes. Surely, an experience I will not forget.

For an “inside” look at the Premiere Party, check out this video from ‘Atta Girl’ posted on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrBCOBx_jP4
DON’T FORGET…..the next episode in which ‘RSVP to me’s printed materials will appear airs on January 22, 2012!! Tune in to WEtv, at 9pm ET!!

Additional air dates for RSVP to me on David Tutera’s "My Fair Wedding"

If you happened to miss the last four airings of the Wizard of Oz episode of David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” that featured RSVP to me‘s wedding stationery, there are more replays coming soon.

Here’s the schedule:
Sunday, February 6 at 7pm | 6c
Tuesday, February 8 at 2pm | 1c
Thursday, February 10 at 8pm | 7c
Sunday, February 13 at 6pm | 5c
Monday, February 14 at 1pm | 12c
Sunday, February 20 at 5pm | 4c
Sunday, February 27 at 4pm | 3c
Monday, February 28 at 11am | 10c

David Tutera’s "My Fair Wedding" with RSVP to me airing again on Thursday the 27th at 2pm and 10pm eastern

If you missed the premier airing of the episode of David Tutera‘s My Fair Wedding that featured RSVP to me‘s wedding stationery, you are in luck. The Wizard of Oz episode will air again on Thursday, January 27th at 2pm and 10pm eastern time on WEtv.
If you like RSVP to me’s wedding stationery, you should check out the candy buffets. Sweet by RSVP-to-me creates custom candy buffets and dessert tables for all occasions.

WOW!! Thank you David Tutera!

I am so happy about the showing RSVP to me made on David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” Sunday night!! The “Wizard of Oz” themed wedding that David helped create was absolutely fantastic and the bride Aime looked so beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw RSVP to me’s wedding stationery prominently displayed in more than a few shots.

Keep an eye out for upcoming blog posts with pictures of the printed material we provided!!

TONIGHT! RSVP to me is on David Tutera’s "My Fair Wedding" on WEtv at 9pm eastern

Tonight is the big night..

RSVP to me’s wedding stationery is on David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” show on WEtv at 9pm eastern.

It’s been a long wait for me since I finished the wedding day stationery and shipped it off to David in California. I’m just so excited to see the episode. I want to thank David Tutera for asking me to contribute to his fantastic show. It really is the best wedding show on TV and David is amazing.

Please support David and his show by watching it with me tonight at 9pm eastern on WEtv.