Post # 1
Hey bees! Have a question for you all – would love to get some input…
I’ve been looking at save the dates and I found one I really like but it’s most likely not going to match whatever invitations we order… It’s a postcard with a vintage photo of the Brooklyn Bridge on it. Our invitations will probably me a little more in the art deco NYC theme and a little more formal, so I’m wondering if it’s ok that they don’t match or coordinate…
Post # 3
@BKBride2014: It sounds lovely! It ties in with the theme so I’d go for it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I don’t think the save-the-dates have to match the invitations. Ours do but that is just because we happened to love the templates for both. You can do really whatever you like with save-the-dates. I sometimes think that using save-the-dates can allow the couple some more license to express themselves since they tend to be not as formal as the invitations that follow. There are some couples that just let their creativity shout from all facets of the stationery and that’s awesome too! I am not creative whatsoever, lol, so I just used their template with my colors. :-p
Post # 5
Save the Dates don’t have to match at all, as most Save-The-Date Cards are sent out way in advance of even looking at your invites. We actually did bookmarks for our Save the Date I love the idea of a vintage Brooklyn Bridge postcard.
Post # 6
Our STDS don’t match our invitations at all! Seriously – not even a little bit. I’d say go with the one you like!
Post # 7
@BKBride2014: I think it depends on how far in advance of your wedding you send the Save-The-Date Cards out. If you mail them out 1 year (or more) before the wedding then I think it doesn’t matter whether they match your invitation suite. In fact, I think mailing them out way in advance of the wedding gives you the liberty to have a lot of fun with the Save-The-Date Cards.
If you end up sending out the Save-The-Date Cards closer to when you mail out the invites then you might want them to at least coordinate with one another, whether it be a common color or theme etc.
My wedding has an old NY/art deco feel to it I’m thinking out loud here but does the Bridge on the STD have to be the Brooklyn Bridge? If you are looking for a STD with a bridge on it, you might want to use an art deco inspired bridge like the Golden Gate bridge. If the STD you like comes with the brooklyn bridge printed on it, perhaps you can use art deco inspired lettering?
Post # 8
@ArtDecoLisa: I was thinking the one with the BK bridge because that’s actually where Fiance proposed and it’s my favorite place 🙂 Definitely going to look into art deco style lettering though! Thanks!
Post # 9
Thank you for all of your input!! It was very helpful! We’re going to go with the BK postcard! Can’t wait to order them!