Post # 1
Obviously the invitation and the response cards should match, as they’ll all arrive in the same package. But does your save the date match or is it differently themed? Will your guest name cards also match?
Post # 3
Mine are similar but not matchy-matchy. Ivory postcards with brown ink for STD and though our monogram is on the STD, the fonts are a little more fun. Kind of the old-fashioned Post Card feel…
The invites are bronze stardream pocketfolds with layers of copper ore and ivory stardream (the ivory has the brown ink). Envelope liner is brown craft with metallic fall leaves…
We are not doing individual name cards or table numbers, but any signage will match the invites – well actually we’re using the scrap invitation paper 🙂
Post # 4
Querida, your invitations sound beautiful! Can you post a picture? Did you do them yourself?
Post # 5
We have yet to order out printed materials yet, but I do intend for them all to match. I want it to have a ‘theme’ so everything will most likely come from the same company/vendor as far as save the dates, invites/response cards, programs (if we have them), etc.
Post # 6
Our save the dates are different than the invitation suite. We DIY our save the dates… vintage postcard theme. For our invites though, they will be pretty traditional.
Post # 7
Mine is along the same theme, but I changed colors on the STd, which where shacker cards of sea geen/light blue with sand and starfish inside to shake with our information..
And my invitations are message in the bottles with parchment paper for the invitations tied with raffita and have sand and seashells on the bottom.
I was planning on making place cards out of scrap paper from all the diy projects. I haven’t decided on what colors yet and there are quite a few colors associated with my wedding so I might use all of them to give it a rainbow feel or I will use just one color so they are match.
I don’t believe your invites have to have your wedding colors on them. My wedding is more of a theme than a color anyway and any color assoicated with the beach/sunset really works for me. And I thought as long as all of theme followed the beach theme: it would be fine :D.
I really believe it’s up to how your wedding looks. If it’s more of a theme than color wedding, they don’t have to match just following the theme. But if you are having red, black, and white formal wedding than I think they should match and be all red, black, and white. You could so the same logo/picture/initial that was made on all your paper products.
Post # 8
I think it depends on what you like best, but mine don’t match. We didn’t do STDs. Our invites have lady bugs on a pressed flower paper, and our name cards I made paper flowers and I’m going to write the name and table numbers on the leaves. So I guess there’s a theme.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Our save the dates are very different from the invitations. The invites are formal; the STDs are fun and whimsical (or so I like to think). We wanted the STDs to reflect us most directly and the invites to reflect the wedding.
The rest of our printed materials do not match either. We’re trying to keep something similar to the invites (same colors/styles, same level of formality), but we didn’t want to go through the same company for place cards, menus, programs, etc… it just wasn’t worth the money for us to letterpress *everything*.
Post # 10
My programs and seating cards will be the same color scheme and have the same logo as the invites.
Our save the dates though are simple photo postcards with the date and wedding website information on the back. I wanted our guests to get a nice copy of one of our engagement photos with nothing on it, so the front of the postcard is just a picture. I suppose if I really wanted, I could add our stamp logo to the back of the postcard before we send them out.
Post # 12
Most of my paper goods matched. I used Etsy.com like crazy! My invites had a pretty green vine design that i wanted to carry through out my stuff.
So lets see….fr. etsy, i got….(don’t ask me for all the vendors! i can’t remember and i have bought so much stuff i can’t keep track of my purchases fr. there!)
I got a “Thank you! Love, M & D” vine & tree stamp to stamp on our candy buffet paper bags (i got this idea fr. a weddingbee blogger, don’t remember who )
Vine matchbooks, vine tented table numbers, vine motif guest book, vine & tree motif programs, vine favor stickers, a vine motif aisle runner. The only thing i didn’t get vine motif of was my escort cards and thats because i found a bunch of botanical small stamps and went stamp crazy on them.
I scare myself sometimes.
Post # 13
@eurkaanchovies – I am doing all of the paper stuff myself. Buying bulk paper and premade pockets and envelopes – I was terrified that I’d screw up the pockets! When I have a trial one done, I’ll def post it, but right now I’m just starting to work on the STDs. Printing on a gocco. Looking for pics…
**EDIT** The colors of the invite will be like these and these, but the style will be different. How I lust after some of the invitations on ETSY!